Thursday, August 3, 2006

30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives - Day 3

Day 3


" suffers long, and is kind..." I Cor. 13:4


"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19


Love indeed suffers long and is kind. As you consider your Encouragement Challenge, determine today that you will not sya anything negative to or about your husband. Speak kindly to him with words of genuine encouragement.


If your husband is considerate of your needs, let him know that you have noticed. Thank him for his kindness and consideration. Thank the Lord that your husband knows how to be both tough and tender.


Sometimes it's difficult for a man to be gentle, kind or tender- especially if he hasn't had role models in these areas.  If he's not a considerate person, appeal to him for help without complaining. Let him know that it's hard for you to handle somethings alone.  Then when he moves in to help, don't insist that he do it your way. Be glad that he is responding, and express your gratitude.


Ultimately, you can't expect your husband to make you feel more secure, loved, etc.  Remember that only God can meet the deepest needs of your heart.


Prayer for the day:

Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord. (Ps. 51:2-4; Micah 6:8)

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