Day 5 - Encouragement Means Action
Sometimes, with all we have to do in our families and in our marriages we miss the understanding of a matter. God's desire is for there to be understanding between a husband and wife. The Word says that in all things get an understanding. So today, we pray that understanding be heightened between us. That joy, love, care, and concern be manifested and that our hearts be turned toward each other in love in the name of Jesus.
Lord, give us insight as to what to do and say, let our words be few but mighty words of encouragement and action toward our husbands in the name of Jesus. Let our attitudes towards our husbands show Your heart for them, Your concern for them, Your care for them and let us be TRUE instruments of Your peace. Help us, as wives, grow spiritually and mature in You this day and give us a true Christ like heart. Lord, You called us to be Your servants. You have given us this marriage to let Your light shine so that others may see.. Let us be effective in modeling not only submission, but be an encouragement to our husbands both saved and unsaved, just beginning this journey with You or those who have walked with You for years. Let their decisions glorify You and let our encouragement of them give You praise. We thank You Lord for the endurance, we thank You for the return of joy, we thank You for the revelation on how to react and how to encourage our husband, we thank You for the Holy Spirit's leading, guiding and directing us in the area of encouragement for our marriages and yield to You now Father in the name of Jesus. We lay down all resistance, all bitterness, unforgiveness, wrath, looking at the past mistakes or actions. You said Lord that You are doing a new a thing, help us to see it in our marriages in the name of Jesus. Thank You Lord for the victory NOW in Jesus' name.
21-Day “ I APPRECIATE MY HUSBAND” Challenge
Day-6 – "Listen To His Heart With A Positive Mind"
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19
You and your husband have a disagreement. Things have cooled down and he’s ready to discuss what took place. What do you do? Do you sit quietly, not receiving what’s been said because you are still in your feelings? Do you give him the silent treatment without any feedback? Do you sit with your arms folded, legs crossed, head slightly tilted? Your body language suggests that you are not interested in having the discussion or even being in the same room with him. Basically, you wishes he hurry’s up and say what he needs to say so you can leave. I believe we’ve all been there before.
Men verily like to talk. So, when he’s ready, give him the respect to not only hear him but listen to his heart. Don’t give the enemy (satan) the satisfaction to tear your family apart by ignoring the issues and being mean spirited. Respect the leader in him and allow God to use him to mend your family. Nothing good comes out of being and staying anger for lengths of time. Get to the root of the issues so you can move on and continue living a happy life. Talk it out!
"A good listener makes a good friend and lover."