Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Day 12- 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge

With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)
Part of the difficulty you may face as you continue in this 30-day challenge is that you really are struggling to find positive things to praise your husband for. Perhaps the problem is not with your husband. Have you checked your own heart?
Sometimes we get disillusioned because of our own unreasonable or unrealistic expectations (Proverbs 13:12). It may not be that our mates are doing something wrong; it's simply that we expect too much in some areas.
Our expectations must be met in God alone, and then we will have the right perspective to ask God for the healing and grace we need to respond to others.
How sad that we give more grace to others than to those in our own homes. Today, try to look at your husband through eyes of grace. Verbally thank your husband for what he is already doing.: I thank my husband for loving me unconditionally, making me feel safe, honoring our marriage, and for being the wonderful man that he is.


Debbie said...

"Sometimes we get disillusioned because of our own unreasonable or unrealistic expectations"

This is so true, Denise. If we would only examine ourselves before looking to others, we could solve a lot of the problems.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Denise,
So true happiness comes within and not putting to many expectations on others or our spouses for that will bring greater joy to our lives.

Hugs and Love,

Angel ():)