Do this one easy thing and you’ll make your husband happy…

ESOPUS TREE

What if you woke up and after greeting God asked yourself what one thing you could do today to make your husband happy.

And that may mean not letting all the wild animals out of their cages in your head as soon as your eyes open. The ones that growl about what you don’t like in your husband. Or how he still hasn’t fixed the broken back door that drives you crazy every time someone goes in or out. Or how he spent way too much money on too many items when he went to Sear’s to pick up the one tool he needed to fix the door.

What if you leave all those details in God’s hands today and focus instead on what you can do to bless your hubby.

Now that’s a precious gift.

ESOPUS LIGHTHOUSE

{If I may, please allow me to interrupt for a moment to say thank you to blogger-friend Kelly Balarie who is featuring an excerpt from this post at her site, Purposeful Faith. I invite you to visit there today and read some of the great bloggers who are also excerpted. And come by on Tuesdays and join the #RaRaLinkup that Kelly hosts. It’s full of love and encouragement and lots of helpful, insightful words. Thanks, Kelly! Now back to my story…}

It helps me to remember to bless my Michael when I pray the night before and remind myself of my intention for the new day. As a wife {or husband} it’s always good to always be thinking about and praying for our spouse and how we can nurture and protect them and our marriages. Every little and big thing we do along these positive lines helps our marriages grow stronger and sweeter.

So begin at the beginning and turn to the Author of marriage, our greatest Counselor. Open your Bible and seek out the one another scripture verses that help me be a better wife. Pray over each one and ask God how you can implement the command in your marriage. Then just do it quietly, secretly, before God who sees and hears everything.

And watch Father take your humble offering and multiply it into priceless marital blessings. Not only will your husband be happier as you seek to put him first and make his life a little easier, but so will you.

Anytime we flip the switch in our minds and hearts and focus on pleasing God more by pleasing our mate something changes deep inside our heart. It’s like the door called self opens and love and light flow into the place once darkened by negativity or complaining.

We take another step towards greater Christ-likeness. And that’s what this journey called marriage does when our hearts are rightly aligned before God and we choose to honor Him in our most important earthly relationship.

ESOPUS RIVER

Here are 10 one another verses to get you started. Be creative with each one. Challenge yourself to do more for your mate even when you may feel like you already are doing more. Remember, Jesus went all the way to the cross for us. So take courage and be encouraged.

And…

Greet one another with a holy kiss.
Romans 16:16

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Hebrews 10:24

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
1 Thessalonians 5:13

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

And may the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other…

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8 thoughts on “Do this one easy thing and you’ll make your husband happy…

  1. Beautiful word about marriage, Sheila! What would happen in our marriages if we chose to love, forgive, bless, and encourage each other? Miracles – that’s what!

    Blessings today!
    Lisa Murray

  2. Hi Sheila,
    Such truth-full words and truly timely! Yes, let’s “begin at the beginning and turn to the Author of marriage”! Your words are a beautiful reminder that God has “priceless marital blessings,” and He desires we experience the deep satisfaction which comes as “we flip the switch in our minds and hearts and focus on pleasing God more by pleasing our mate”. Amen Sheila! Amen!!

  3. Practical, strength-building marriage tips….very good. I’ve been a Christian for nearly 20 years, but the Lord’s opening a whole new chapter in my husband’s and my marriage with actions just as you’ve listed. Praising His name as I visit today via the excerpt on Purposeful Faith. 🙂

    • So glad you stopped by, Kristi! And so happy to hear that after two decades God is still making things new for you and hubby. All the best blessings for many more wonderful years. Thanks.

  4. Sheila, you have given us much food for thought here and wonderful biblical inspiration to help make our marriages stronger. Every post you write seems geared to steer us in the right direction. These words sum up your ministry to me:” Every little and big thing we do along these positive lines helps our marriages grow stronger and sweeter” Amen! I’m truly thankful for the great suggestions we can implement. Blessings and love to you, friend. I hope and pray you are in less pain than you were before. Xx 🙂

    • It is true that all the posts I write for you all {and ME included!!} is to help marriages grow stronger and sweeter. Positivity goes so much further and so much better than negativity. And it’s all a choice. Thanks for your words and kind wishes regarding the spasm. SLOWLY easing…but it always takes a few weeks when it flares badly. Another massage tomorrow will help! Hugs!! xo