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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Kudos to Stu over at The Marry Blogger, who shared this video of Matt from the Band Sanctus Real sharing the story behind the song "Lead Me."  Go check it out.  Also check out the new video on the band's website where both Matt and his wife, Sarah, tell the story of the struggles and conflict in their marriage.  (The YouTube version here.)

I find it extremely timely given my recent series on headship and submission. 

The short story is this.  Matt had been so caught up in his music career that he was not being there for his family.  His wife confronted him on it, saying that she needed him.  She needed him to be present, to be the spiritual leader in their home, to be strong for her and the family, to be the rock they needed.

Matt chose to respond by turning to the Lord and saying, in effect, "God I need you to lead me so I can lead them.  I can't do this on my own."  This cry was the inspiration for the song "Lead Me."

How would you respond if your wife came to you and told you she needed you to do a better job of leading her and your family?  Would you get defensive?  Would you get angry?  Would you resent the implication that you aren't doing enough?  Or would you respond as Matt did, by resolving within yourself to be the kind of man God calls all husbands to be, to be the kind of man your wife needed?  Would you turn inward with guilt and shame?  Would you turn outward with anger and resentment?  Or would you turn upward, to your heavenly Father and ask him to help you fullfill your calling as a husband?

How do you think you would respond to such a challenge from your own wife?


stu | The Marry Blogger said...

Hey Scott!

Thanks for the props - and finding the other videos!! They Rock!!!

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