The Husband Challenge Day 15
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
(2 Pet. 3:18a)
Sometimes we live so close to our spouse that we fail to see him as others do; or how we used to... we only tend to see our husband's faults. Which is normal. I, with all of my heart, think that makign a man and woman live together under the same roof and get along was another one of God's punishments from The Garden! It is impossible to live with another human being and not fight! We all have our days where it doesn't matter what he does..he is wrong. ....and vice versa!
But..take a step back...breathe!
Is he growing spritually in ways you haven't noticed or failed to appreciate? How can you encourage him in a fresh new way?
This whole challenge I have been sending little text messages to my husband....a new way would be actually talking to him..or writing him a letter...Find another way to encourage...
Make his favorite dinner..just to let him know you know what his favorite is?..or better yet..make his favorite dessert...or BE his dessert..that will get his attention!
Remember your husband is accountable to God for his spritual growth..and we are here to encourage that growth not hinder it. God created us to be man's helper..not whiner and complainer.
The bible even says that a nagging women is like a dripping faucet...
Can anyone say OUCH!
Can you identify a spiritual strength in your husband? Does he pray or read his Bible regularly? Does he like to discuss spiritual matters? Does he go to church with you? Is he a spiritual leader? What do others say of him?
If you can identify any of these...tell him and praise him for it!
If not, pray earnestly that God will work in his heart, and watch for signs of spiritual
growth in the future.