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Friday, June 29, 2007

Husband Encouragement Challenge: DAY 29

I feel like I've hardly seen Kevin this week (compared to normal) so I don't have a ton of things to say about how it's going. Eli and I are doing great, and I try to make sure like I'm not more stressed so to not make it even more of a burden to Kevin. Just trying to take care of my hubby and support him any way I can, especially this week as he's working soo hard!

June 29--DAY 29

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"A prudent man foresees evil, and hides himself; the simple pass on, and are punished." Prov. 27:12

As you near the end of your Encouragement Challenge, take time to think about your husband's responses to the wickedness of the culture, the media, etc. Does your husband recognize and avoid evil? Does he regularly turn his back on pornography, sexual temptations, and the urge to lie and cheat?

This is a valuable character trait. Like Joseph in the Old Testament, who fled from the wicked advances of Potiphar's wife, this takes an understanding that these kinds of sins are first and foremost, sins against God (Gen. 39:9).

Praise your husband when he recognizes and turns his back on wickedness. If you can think of a circumstance where your husband stood for righteousness, remind him of that today and express your gratitude.

Kevin is wonderful at recognizing and avoiding the temptations of the world. As far as I know, it's not even an issue for him, and I absolutely trust him. He makes sure to not even put himself in these situations. And I really respect him for that. It really shows what he does value.

God of renewal, everywhere your Holy Spirit breathes new life into creation. As I undertake this day to bring glory to you by honoring my husband, I ask you to be present in my marriage. Guide me to know in which things I should ask forgiveness, in which things I should change, and in which things I should ask for the grace to let go. Show me new ways to respect my husband today and open my eyes to all that you have made him to be. I trust in your goodness and in the covenant my husband and I made with you and each other on our wedding day. Through Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.*

As we're coming to a close with this organized challenge, I wanted to direct you to some other great articles:

These links are also in my sidebar, so you can get to them anytime!

Okay, if you have something to share today, please comment or leave a link to your blog! Can't wait to hear from you tomorrow with all your final reflections and goals!


Alycia said...

Such thoughtful posts :) I love the links you gave ~ I have found the same resources to be wonderful! I know God will bless you for your efforts to encourage your husband ~ you are doing a great job!! Thanks also for swinging by my place and leaving such a nice comment! Have a blessed weekend!!

Servant Becca said...

This Husband Encouragement Challenge helped me today! I asked Marshall a question, then almost walked away. As I rounded the corner in the kitchen, I realized I had asked a question, so stepped back in the LR and waited until he aswered.

Through this challenge for the month of June, I am now more aware of some of my actions that gave the wrong message to what I ought to give.

Thanks for getting us started with tools to help for a long-term relationship!