Its December almost closing the year 2018. So far, it’s been God and I bless the Lord for the strength that He has given us this far. How grateful we are to Christ for all His goodness!
Well, for this month, I would like to invite all wives to a 30-day gratitude challenge to your husbands. Hold it! You may say, “Well Mary, my husband is the worst, he doesn’t deserve it!” The more reason am inviting you to this.
It will not be easy, yes probably he doesn’t deserve it as you say, but remember that the Lord calls us to do things differently from what the world says. You may find it absurd, purposeless, probably it will not make any difference in the first 7 days, but grace is always transformative. You will definitely not have a walk in the park, but you got to be purposeful. If this doesn’t make a mark in him, it will certainly leave an indelible mark on you.
So for this 30 days, these are the rules.
- We are going to remain as positive as possible even when circumstances don’t allow us.
- If conflict arises, we are going to sort it out “in a positive spirit.” Most time, we will hold our tongues until there is calm in us to resolve it.
- If your husband is near, or far, find something he loves- His language – and do it every day for Him.
- We will pray for our husbands and marriages.
- We will keep kindness on our priority list.
- Say something positive about your husband, to him or through any preferable media.
DAY ONE: VOICE YOUR GRATITUDE TO HIM.
DIY: Do something he loves.
Go point: Be positive
When was the last time you said thank you to your husband? Even for the obvious reasons? Paying bills, baby-sitting for you, bringing you shopping, picking you up, coming home from work, clearing the dirty utensils from the dining area, following up on a project, checking up on you.
Probably your “area” is not on the list, but there is one thing he does, even though obvious. Say it loud – “Thank you love for a, b, c…”, “I love you for…”, “You are a great husband because of a, b, c…”
Let your husband know that you are sincerely grateful. You can do DIY card, or buy a simple heartfelt gift, prepare his food, rub his back – what he loves most!
VERSE OF THE DAY: Ephesians 5:20, Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As I begin this challenge, I pray for grace upon me to be grateful to my husband in little and big ways. Our marriage needs your grace to thrive beyond normal and average. My heart needs your healing and grace to be kind and gracious to my husband. Show me ways of attending to his needs. Above all, change my heart Lord as I lean on you. In Jesus name I pray.