Thursday, August 18, 2011
Respect your husband challenge Day 15
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..." 2 Pet.
Sometimes we live so close to our spouse that we fail to see him as others do; we only
see our husband's faults. But take a step back. Perhaps he is growing spiritually in ways
you have failed to appreciate. How can you encourage his growth in a fresh, new way?
Remember - your husband is accountable to God for his spiritual development. You are
accountable to God to encourage and not hinder that growth.
Can you identify an area of spiritual strength in your husband? Does he pray or read his
Bible regularly? Does he like to read about or discuss spiritual matters? Does he go to
church with you? Is he a spiritual leader? What do others say about him? If you can
identify a specific area, praise him for that.
If not, pray earnestly that God will work in his heart, and watch for signs of spiritual
growth in the future.