"And Jesusincreased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Luke 2:52
If you ahve faithfully encouraged your husband, you will no doubt have seen some changes in his life...and your own life, as well. Encouragement isa wonderful habit that we hope you will continue for the rest of your life.
The important thing is to keep growing in Christ and obeying the Word of God as you repsond to your husband. As you consider today how to bless your husband and not tear him down, think of ways that you can encourage balance in your home.
Jesus led a balanced life. He grew mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. As you see your husband branching out in these areas, is there a pattern of growth? Is your husband striving for balance in his life? If so, let him know you have noticed, and ask how you can further encourage that balance.
If your husband is out of balance- focusing on one area to the exclusion of others- consider whether there are things you can do to help him restore or create balance in his life. Can you encourage times for sports or exercise? Keep the children quiet for a study time? Invite friends over for dinner? Stimulate his mind?
Be sure you are working toward balance in yoour own life, as well. Be an example.
Prayer for the day:
Pray that your husband will discover and live in his God-given purpose. Pray that he will offer all his dreams to the Lord, and pursue only those goals that will bring God glory and count for eternity. (Jer 29:11; I Cor 10:31)