So, how are we coming along?
I know it may very soon still to see any changes, but I am already noticing a difference with my husband and the way he acts and reacts to me and the children, and life in general.
Are you seeing something too?
Won't you share with us???
Let's move on to today's task......
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19
Love indeed suffers long and is kind. As you consider your Encouragement Challenge, determine today that you will not say anything negative to or about your husband. Speak kindly to him with words of genuine encouragement.
If your husband is considerate of your needs, let him know that you have noticed. Thank him for his kindness and consideration. Thank the Lord that your husband knows how to be both tough and tender.
Sometimes it's difficult for a man to be gentle, kind or tender—especially if he hasn't had role models in these areas. If he's not a considerate person, appeal to him for help without complaining. Let him know that it's hard for you to handle some things alone. Then, when he moves in to help, don't insist that he do it your way. Be glad that he is responding, and express your gratitude.
Ultimately, you can't expect your husband to make you feel more secure, loved, etc.
Remember that only God can meet the deepest needs of your heart.
I think today's is a good one.
I'm pretty blessed to have a husband that meets all my needs, that is there when I need to laugh, or there when I need to cry. That can be gentle and tender when I'm at my most vulnerable or unwell, and that can also be assertive and take charge when the occasion arises.
One thing my husband and I have always done, and still do to this day, is to always say thank you, everytime the other does something. Whether it's something like opening a door for me, or bringing in the groceries, turning on the AC, putting the kids to bed, taking out the trash, feeding the dogs, mowing the yard, passing the salt.....it doesn't matter.....we ALWAYS say thank you.
I hope as you complete today's task, you really do so from the heart, even if it feels weird just going up to your husband and thanking him for something. Justt do it, their reaction is worth it :)