11.21.2012

The Husband Challenge Day 22



Day Twenty Two


Let your speech always be with grace.
(Col. 4:6a)

Today is Thanksgiving Day 2012!! There will be alot of hustle and bustle today..I pray that you all find time to read this before the craziness starts ..because today I want you to Focus on how you represent your husband in your home, your church, and your community.

In this challenge to encourage, ask: "If the only things your family and friends knew of your husband is the things you have said about him..what would they think of him?

Do you need to change your filter?

I know women talk..we need to vent...but when you do ..remember to go back and vent about something good too..You don't want your best friend to end up not liking your husband because she only hears bad things.


Do you talk positively about your husband to others . . . or do you complain and criticize? Your speech should reflect 1 Cor. 13 love. Your words should be kind, and should never "rejoice in iniquity" (v. 6). Refrain from listing your husband's faults to others. Satan likes to trick us in this area. Be wary of sharing barbed "prayer requests."

Remember, "Love will cover a multitude of sins" (1 Pet. 4:8b). Present your husband

before others today in a strong, positive manner. Slip in a "good word" for your spouse.

Resist the urge to correct or belittle him in front of others. Some of what you say may

come back to him—and you want your words to be sweet, building him up and never

tearing him down.

Don't forget: you are always criticizing—or encouraging—before an audience. God hears your conversations when you are alone with your husband in your own home. May your speech be always seasoned with grace.

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While you are considering how your speech can reflect the grace of the Lord in your

husband's life, don't forget that your words can also encourage others. When you share

what God is doing in your life through this "30-Day Encouragement Challenge," others

will be blessed. Perhaps other wives will be moved to take up this challenge. Please take a moment and tell me how things are going for you..I would love to hear from you!! 

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