"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 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. 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.
*Charlie is very good about reading his Bible and we try to pray together every night. WE are both trying to be better about praying and focusing on the word of God more often as a couple. He attends church with me every time and is one of our speakers at least once a month. He is a song leader and prayer leader. He does a lot with our youth and is very active in their lives, as well. He is currently trying to get more things together for the men in the church to do as a group. He is very focused on fellowship and training our youth in the right way. I am very proud to be his wife. I am sad to say that often times I hinder him by not having things ready so that he can have more time to focus on what he needs to. He ends up helping me a lot. But, we are both learning to better organize our time so that this is avoided. I really do love my godly, kind, patient, understanding husband. I will be back in a while to post his letter he wrote that he said I could share with you. I promise to do it today! :o)
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!