Friday, March 18, 2011
Muddy River / Day 28 of the challenge / 30 days to Boston!?!
As part of a challenge I am taking to be a better encourager to my husband, I signed up to receive some emails with practical advice.
"The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility." (Proverbs 15:33)
Sometimes, when we just "know" we are right and our husbands are wrong, (UM...have they been in my house????) it takes great humility to honor them. It is difficult to speak well of our husbands when our own hearts are puffed up with pride.
As part of your challenge today, pray that you will respond to the Lord in faith and humility before you react to your husband. Speak wisely and well, and leave the results to God.
The humility that comes from a right relationship with God--the humility that comes when a man is willing to listen to God and be taught from His Word--is indeed a beautiful quality. Jesus was an example of this kind of humility when he was willing to submit to His Father's will (John 6:38; Matthew 26:39).
Does your husband have that kind of humility? Is he willing to learn from and submit to direction from the Lord? Let your husband know how precious this is to your marriage relationship.