Thursday, April 29, 2010

30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge - Day 18

Good morning Ladies!  I cannot believe that it is already Thursday!  I feel like the weeks are going by more and more quickly.  I was telling hubby last night that I am so scared because time is going by so fast!  I have made a decision - no more wishing the weekdays away for the weekends.  I am wishing my life away waiting for Saturday and Sunday!  I am going to try to start enjoying the week more - life is just too short!  Do you find yourself wishing the weekdays away too?

Here is Day 18 of our challenge -

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9:10

Are you a wise woman?  Do you open your mouth with wisdom, as Proverbs 31:26 suggests?  As you continue in your 30-day challenge, remember that a wise woman encourages her husband.

Is your husband a "wise man"?  Does he have a godly perspective that comes from knowing God and walking with Him in obedience?  Does he have a sense of purpose for his life and vision for your home?  Tell him how much this means to you.

If you are not sure about your husband's vision for your home, ask him, "Honey, what do you want to accomplish with our marriage and home in the years to come?" and "How can I hope you accomplish that?"

If he does not have a vision, your questions may inspire him to develop one.

If your husband is not walking with God--or perhaps, does not know the Lord--you have the opportunity and responsibility to practice your faith and create a thirst for God.  Thank God for giving your husband a place in his heart that only He can fill, and keep praying that he will turn to the Lord to fill that vaccum!

Today's reading really made me think.  I have no idea what hubby's vision for our life and home is.  I mean, I know he wants us to have a Godly home, a happy marriage, and a family (someday), but I don't really know what his "vision" for all of that is.  I don't know if he knows.  I'm looking forward to asking him this tonight.  I'm interested to see what he says.  Usually when I ask him heavy questions like this, I get the side eye and a look that says "What am I supposed to say to you - I don't understand what is going on.  Why is she asking me these questions?".  Then, a few days later, after he has marinated over the question...I usually get a good thoughtful answer out of the blue.  So, don't expect anything soon, but I'll share his response with you when I get it : )

2 comments:

Mrs. Hesson said...

I definitely find myself saying "is it friday yet?" on Monday. I hate that, too. I want to enjoy everyday but it gets so tiring and the weekends just seem so peaceful. I need to work on that for sure!

mjellis said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one!