"You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy...Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!" PSALMS 16:11a; 144:15b
"A merry heart does good like medicine..." PROVERBS 17:22a
It's hard to critize others when we are enjoying their company. In stead of speaking negatively to your husband today, enjpy him! Encourage him! As you experience fulness of joy with God, share some of that joy with your husband.
Does your husband have a playful side? A great sense of humor? Is there a 'little boy' that wants to escape from time to time, reflecting the joy in his heart?
This is a wonderful part of who he is, and a great strenght. Let him know that you appreciate his joyfulness and his playful spirit. Find opportunities to join him in positive play times.
If your husband can sometimes be overly serious, coax him out for some play times. It will help him relieve stress and relax.
Prayer for the day:
Pray that your husband will have eternal perspective- living in the light of eternity. Pray that he will reject amterialism and temporal values and put God first in his life. (Matthew 6:33; Deut 6:5; Eph 5:16; Psalms 90:12)