Mommy you are my best friend and if you don’t like daddy, I won’t like him either…. But sweetie, I love daddy. Really, are you sure? ‘Cause you are kind of rude to him”
Omg. Me? What! When?! All the time. So I thought that you don’t like him. I really do. Oh so very much, love daddy. He’s a great guy and he’s my best friend…
From today, I will be nice to him okay? OKAY! 😊
Titus 2:5 “… to be self- controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their own husbands “
I wish we could see ourselves. Do we allow our words to honour the ones we love and build them up? Or do we take them for granted and allow unwholesome and unfruitful words to shape our marriage.
Provebs 12: 18 “reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing “
Amazing how we cry and pray for a husband, and when we have one, we treat him as though he can simply not live up to our expectations.
As I train my daughters and show them how to live, who to be and how to treat others , I thank God for the Spirit of reconciliation and the absolute beauty of repentance and second chances.
As I raise my son, and show him what a good man looks like, what a glorious joy marriage can be, and what to allow and accept in his own future, I thank God for the redemptive power of being wholly His.
God wants to see your marriage be heaven on earth. It was His idea and it is ordained to be a safe and beautiful hiding place for both spouses.
No matter how recklessly you have used your words and no matter how many times you have allowed the enemy to use your tongue to create chaos and division in your marriage. In this moment, there is restoration and a new opportunity to speak the marriage you dream of into being. To submit to, and love the one you pledged to grow old with. And to be a blessing not only to the partner you chose but also to the tiny souls who are looking to you and learning everything they need to have a great marriage some day.
The task is huge, but God is greater.
Lord , help me to honour the one I love with my attitude and with the words of my mouth. Forgive me for recklessness and thoughtlessness in my past. Teach me to honour my partner and be a noble wife. ❤