In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Day 12-Husband Encouragement Challenge
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"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 really need to be working on this one! I am SO bad at having unrealistic expectations of Charlie. I tend to expect to much and I am not so great with extending grace even though I know I should. Like everything else, I am improving and that is a huge victory in our marriage! So, I am off to work more on this one; that's for sure!