Saturday, June 16, 2007

Day 9- 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge



Day 9
"Be swift to hear, slow to speak . . ." (James 1:19b)
We are often so busy speaking that we don't take time to listen. We are so quick to offer a 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 in your 30-day challenge, hear the Lord's admonition: "Be swift to hear."
If listening is a real problem for you, play a game with yourself. See if you can listen to your husband for one whole day, only speaking when asked a question. If your husband notices the difference, explain that you are learning to listen 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!":I love to listen to Eddie talk, his voice makes my heart smile. I would much rather hear his sweet voice, than my own voice. His voice is so soothing to my heart, and soul, and always will be.

3 comments:

eph2810 said...

I too like to listen to my Sweetheart. Today I will listen more intently :) - Thank you for sharing, Denise.

Connie Barris said...

Bingo...

listen.. I guess that is why God gave us two ears!!!

I'm amazed at how poorly I do that sometimes...

thank you for the reminder..

love you sweet one.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Yeap only one mouth and two ears!! We do need to listen more. Thanks for stopping by!! My word for Hair this week was not the best. I had a time with it!! BUT I did the best that I could. Been at the hospital today with my friend Betty. She has had a series of mini strokes now and is not doing well. She has cancer everywhere now. I am going back tomorrow. Sandy