The Husband Challenge Day 30
What? This is it? Wow! We made it!
I am so proud of you for following along...and proud of myself for sticking with this!
If you have gotten this far and you have read all thirty days...I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Here we go..
This is my beloved, and this is my friend.
(Song of Solomon 5:16b)
Friends can be completely honest with each other, but friendships are strained when
truth is not spoken in love. How are you speaking to your beloved? Are you so "used" to
him that you don't appreciate the wonder of his friendship? That is your challenge today.
Is your sweetheart your best friend? Does he know this? Have you told him, or do you assume he "just knows"?
Friendship is something that is cultivated through the good times and the bad. Friends
can share their hearts, but they don't step on each other's hearts.
The way to have and be a good friend is to cultivate and celebrate the relationship. As
you end this "30-Day Encouragement Challenge," celebrate your friendship with your
husband. Get alone and reflect on your beloved friend. Write him a letter, listing the
qualities you admire and appreciate about him. If you are creative with words, write and
frame a poem about him.
Perhaps you can prepare a special meal, just for the two of you, and read the letter or
poem to him. Ask if you can pray for him, and if he is willing, thank God for your love
and friendship, asking for His blessing on your home. Encouragement, as you have seen
these past 30 days, is a synonym for love in action.
How has this challenge changed your heart and life, dear friend? Did God encourage
you as you planned ways to encourage your husband? Were there difficult days where
you simply needed to trust that God was working? Days when it was hard to leave the
results to God? Remember that God is faithful, and He will bless you for your
willingness to obey Him. His ways are not our ways, and perhaps He will honor you in
ways you do not expect, but one thing is sure—you will never be the same because of
your commitment to be more like Christ!
What kinds of victories have you experienced in your home since you started the "30-
Day Encouragement Challenge"? Would you take a moment to share these victories
with me? And again..Thank you so much for following this little series on my blog...I