That is a tough word in today's society. As a woman, I think that word can be even tougher. To me I think obedience falls in line as being submissive, but that's another week.
Last week I discussed being a better Godly listener. A listener to not only those around you, but to Christ most importantly. After you take in those words given to you, the next step is to be obedient.
When Christ tells you to move.. You move.
When He tells you, wait, this just isn't My time yet, you wait.
When He says, this is it, you need to do this now, you do it.
Obedience can be difficult. Especially when it's not your way right?
John 14:15 -- If you love Me, keep my commands.
Ouch. IF I love Him? Of COURSE I love Him. My love for Him = immediate obedience.
1 Peter 1:14 -- As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
My selfish desires = worldly desires = evil desires.
Luke 6:46 -- Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say.
We call out to Him asking & looking for answers, but so many times we do not listen to Him. It may be because we do not hear Him or we ignore Him.
Scripture clearly states to obey.
Not only should you obey the One & Only, but you should obey your husbands as women. And this is where I think it gets touchy in today's world.
As a wife & a women of God I want to respect my husband & obey. Now, I am not anywhere close to being perfect on this one because again.. Is this my way or my idea? No. Then why do I want to do it again?
I should not only want to do it for God, but for my husband. God has placed our husbands over us as wives & over our children & household. Not obeying our husbands, is not obeying God (Please note that if you are in an abusive relationship I am not saying you must obey your husbands). You should obey your husband in accordance to God's ways.
I think obeying your husband ultimately gives you a happy house. A happy wife is a happy life as husbands would say, but I believe that a happy husband is a respected (obedient) life. If you are making your husband happy, shouldn't that make you happy?