Where do you go to find God’s expectation of a Pastor’s Wife?
Must be the Bible!
She definitely has to be in there, in the Scriptures, with a full description of her required character and responsibilities in the life of a church.
The Pastor’s Wife plays, and is expected to play, a vital role in church life; so she had to be included in Scripture somewhere.
So to the Scriptures I went.
I was looking for the Pastor’s Wife but really I was looking for me.
To find myself in the pages of my Bible so I would know who I was and what I was meant to be doing because I found myself drowning under both real and perceived expectation.
What did God say about the Pastor’s Wife and what was God’s expectation of her?
To my amazement I couldn’t find her on any of the pages of my Bible.
She isn’t there.
So what does God expect of a Pastor’s Wife?
From what I can see, bottom line, it’s exactly the same as His expectation for any woman who is a follower of Christ.
When I discovered this a freeing feeling of relief flooded through my soul and the great burden of my imaged God expectation lifted off my shoulders, leaving me with a ‘Now I can do this, I can be the Pastor’s Wife’.