Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Day 9 ~ 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives

" swift to hear, slow to speak..." James 1:19b


We are often so busy speaking that we don't take the time to listen. We are so quick to offer comment - negative or positive- that we don't really hear our husband's heart. Remember: we have two ears and only one mouth. We need to listen more!


As you continue your 30 day challenge, not speaking negativlely and focusing on positive encouragment, hear the Lord's admonition today: "Be swift to hear."


If listening is a real problem for you, play a game with yourself. See if you can listen to you husband for one whole day, only speaking when asked a question. If your husband notices the difference, explain you are listening more- not only to God, but also to him.


One easy way to express admiration for your husband is to ask a question about something he enjoys, and then listen to his response. If it's an area of personal familiarity, keep asking questions until you learn something you didn't know, then tell him, "Wow, I didn't know that!"


Prayer for the day:

Pray that your husband handle finances wisely, will have discernment concerning budgeting and investments, and will be a good steward of his money regarding to giving to the Lord's work.  Pray that money will not become a source of discord in yur family. (Prov. 23:4-5; Rom. 12:13; Heb 13:5)

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