Friday, April 25, 2008

Husband Encouragement Challenge-Day 15



Day Fifteen: "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. . ." 2 Pet. 3:18a
Sometimes we live so close to our spouse that we fail to see him as others do; we only see our husband's faults. But take a step back. Perhaps he is growing spiritually in ways you have failed to appreciate. How can you encourage his growth in a fresh, new way? Remember—your husband is accountable to God for his spiritual development. You are accountable to God to encourage and not hinder that growth.
Can you identify an area of spiritual strength in your husband? Does he pray or read his Bible regularly? Does he like to read about or discuss spiritual matters? Does he go to church with you? Is he a spiritual leader? What do others say about him? If you can identify a specific area, praise him for that. If not, pray earnestly that God will work in his heart, and watch for signs of spiritual growth in the future.: Dear heavenly Father, please move in my husbands life. I pray that he would want to walk as close to You as he possibly can. he loves You, and believes in You with all of his heart. I pray that You will help to plant the seeds of spiritual growth in his life. Thank You Lord.

4 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful Denise.

And from your Thankful Thursday...I'm happy to hear that the BP for your hubby is under control.

luvmy4sons said...

Hubby and I have been grouchy with one another these past few days. You know the ups and down marriages can have. But it is so funny we still get back to a nice place with each other shortly after-very quickly. I like your reminders on ways to encourage my man. Thank you!

Julie said...

This is beautiful and sweet, Denise. Praying, as always, for you and Eddie.

Love you, sweet friend,
Julie

jcdisciple said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I LUV your blog's look. So cute and sweet!! I am continuously trying to improve my encouragment to my hubby. Thanks for the statement, "Remember—your husband is accountable to God for his spiritual development. You are accountable to God to encourage and not hinder that growth." I so need to remind myself of this often.

Thanks