“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself.” Philippians 2:5-8
Welcome to Hear2Heart devotional for married couples only. Singles, click HERE to read your devotional for today. Here are the last points on this series of things you can do to a man to make him feel loved and deeply respected.
4. ACKNOWLEDGE HIS EFFORTS, NOT JUST HIS SUCCESSES: The bible says, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)
Women hear me: When he seeks to shine in a world governed by unfriendly forces and influences, he needs a cheerleader. You can be that cheerleader or you might create a vacuum for another lady to play that role in his life.
God’s original plan is to make HIM a helper, a cheerleader, a companion, a friend and that’ what He needs as he fight the battles of life for the family.
When you believe in your husband—his efforts to succeed in work, ministry, and family—you provide a haven in an otherwise hostile world.
Acknowledging his efforts, not just his successes demonstrates unconditional love that can carry him through some of the most challenging waters.
Simple ways to acknowledge his effort include thanking him for providing for the family (even if you earn more), praising him in front of the children and applauding his ingenuity
If he’s struggling to provide, respect his efforts by cutting back on non-essential purchases, sticking to an agreed-upon budget, and cooking at home instead of buying take out.
It’s part of a man’s DNA to want to provide for and protect his family. Even if your life isn’t where you want it to be right now, you can trust and believe your husband feels the weight of it and is doing everything he can to make your life the best it can be. Recognizing and applauding your husband’s efforts, not just his successes can help him feel loved and respected.
5. SAY YES MORE THAN NO: The bible says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)
Our world has made respect something most husbands have to earn, bargain for, or demand but God designed it as a way to show love. Gestures of respect, even small ones, can accomplish great things. As you respect your husband by saying YES to him even when you ha rather say No, you help him become all that God created him to be.
This is what sacrificial love is all about. Didn’t the bible also say obey your husband in all things? God rewards you every time you say YES when you’d rather say NO and that also include letting him have sex with you anytime he wants to. (Hebrews 6:10). God bless you
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world
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PRAYER OF THE DAY: Lord, Let your blessing continually rest upon my marriage. Give me grace to love and respect my spouse like you want me to in Jesus name.