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Monday, July 9, 2007

Honor Your Husband

Last week my three main goals were to 1) start each day with prayer and Bible time, 2) pray for Kevin daily, and 3) maintain a more positive attitude especially with Eli.

And here's what happened... at the beginning of the week I did well with having prayer time. None of the days did I get up at 6:00 liked I wanted but I did have quiet time later in the morning. And the rest of the day did seem to go better. When the weekend came though, the schedule was thrown off because Kevin was home and I didn't have any quiet time. I started off Saturday morning with harsh words to my husband because he was sleeping in and I didn't like that. And later that night I went to bed still angry, which is another thing I'm trying not to do anymore. So the weekend was definitely not the best for being encouraging and positive with my words. And as far as maintaining a more positive attitude... yesterday was also not a good day for that at all. So for this week, I have much to work on.

I'll keep with those same three goals, plus adding the goal of finding specific things to really praise Kevin for throughout the week (besides simple Thank You's for little things).

All-powerful God, You are the Creator and Sustainer of life. You breathed life into this marriage and You can initiate its daily rebirth. You are the Originator of all things good, the Author of Peace, and our gracious Redeemer. Bless our efforts. Give us hearts that seek the best in our husbands and draw out the love, forgiveness and self-sacrificing spirit in us. Renew us each morning to forgive ourselves our failures and bring new conviction to each day. Allow us to be a picture of Christ, and our marriages to reflect your glory. In Jesus' name, Amen. --written by Christine

30-Day Challenge hosted by Christine at Fruit in Season.

10 comments:

Cmate said...

hi! Came across your blog while I was bloghopping. COol one. I'll be back to read more.

Alycia said...

I love your prayer this week. BLessings to you as you continue to honor your husband. You have a beautiful heart and God will bless your efforts. Have a wonderful Day!

devildogwife said...

We all have our ups and downs, but God will bless our efforts. May God bless you this week as you strive to honor your husband.

blackpurl said...

Each week has its own joys and sorrows... "progress and not perfection" is what I am striving for and it sounds like you did make some progress this week!

May God continually bless your efforts!

Alida

Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Thanks for being real! God will honor your efforts. Keep it up! Just know it is a faith walk and we have to walk it even when we don't "feel" like it! :) Having a small child makes it even tougher. Lifting a prayer for you. Keep your eyes on Jesus and keep moving forward!
Much love,
Angela

Christine said...

Last week I had trouble on the weekend too. I think it's because of my desire for control and when he's home, he's one person I am not in control of ( unlike the kids!). It's something I worked on and improved this week.

Blessings for another week!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I like your post and prayer. May the Lord bless you and your marriage this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama ) ():)

Denise said...

Praying for your marriage.

Betty Jane said...

Praying that you would continue to see the areas where you need to improve. Honor God to honor your husband! I too sometimes struggle when I have more time, like the weekends. I actually have started "pre" mental preparation...it has been working. Blessings this week!

javamama said...

I will tell you that I have to really fight myself to not become bitter when my husband decides to sleep in. I have been really trying though to shut the voices in my head off that say "its not fair" or "he should be spending time with us" and just say "I am glad that he gets to sleep in" and close his door. It has been a huge struggle but when I do it I feel so good as a wife. You know what has been really helping me is to not focus so much on what I think he should be doing but rather on what I should be doing.

Thanks for being real in your journey! Btw your little boy is cute cute! I like his name to, my oldest is named Eli to. :0)You are doing AWESOME, have a great week!

JOYfully in Him,
Kelli