"Let your speech always be with grace..." Col. 4:6a
Focus today on how to represent your husband in your home, your church, and your community. In this challenge to encourage, ask: "If all my family and friends knew about my husband came from a filter of what I've said about him, what would they think of my husband?" Do you need to change the filter?
Do you talk positively about your husband to others...or do you r complain and criticize? Your speech should reflect I Cor.13 love. Your words should be kind, and should never 'rejoice in iniquity' (vs. 6) Refrainfrom listing your husbands 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" (I Peter 4:8b). Present your husband before others today in a strong, postitive 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 -befoer 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.
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 encourage others/ When you share what God is doing in your life through this 30-Day Encouragment Challenge, others will be blessed. Perhaps other wives will be moved to take up this challenge.
Prayer for the Day:
Pray that your husband will practice forgiveness in your realtionship and with others. Pray that he will recognize any roots of bitterness, and yeild any resentment and inforgiving attitudes to the Lord. (Eph. 4:32; Heb 12:15)