Monday, July 20, 2009

Marriage Monday "Be His Cheerleader!"

Our husbands need us to encourage and lift them up. The last thing they need is a wife to come along side them and point out all their flaws! Chances are good they are well aware of their mistakes and even heavy-hearted about them.

As men, leaders, and providers they carry A LOT of responsibilities and burdens. As wives, we have a powerful influence in their lives. We can tear them down or we can build them up!

Let's submit our cares and concerns for our husband's weaknesses to God and trust Him with them.

We can be positively persuaded that God will keep that which we commit to Him! (2 Tim. 1:12)

And then, come along side them and encourage, edify, and build them up! Let the Holy Spirit do His work and let's do ours, okay?

ENCOURAGE . . . . EDIFY . . . .SUPPORT . . . . BUILD UP!!

Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.

. . . encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].

(1 Thess. 5:11,14)

Lord Jesus, give us divine wisdom on how to build up and encourage our husbands. By Your Holy Spirit, convict us of those times when we are trying to do Your work. Enable us to love and support instead of tear down. Make us like the wise woman who builds her home instead of tears it down.


Michelle said...

I always try to make an extra effort to let him know how financially comfortable I am...he works so hard and I want him to know that I notice, you know?

Emily said...

Hi Michelle, I just started following your blog last week. It's great! You have a lot of godly insight and I totally agree when it comes to loving my husband, I need to be his cheerleader. I've been thinking a lot about what my husband does each day and how I can show him I'm thankful for all he does for his family. My man needs that! Thanks for the reminder to be his cheerleader!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Amen! I'll never get tired of hearing this stuff.

Jena said...

I feel like being a mom is important (very important), but I feel like being a wife is even more so (our children will someday leave the nest, but we will still have our spouse). I always want to look for ways to be a better Christian and then being a better wife and mother will just fall into place. Thanks for your encouragement.

Ellen said...

I feel that my encouraging my husband also effects how the children view him. When I am supportive they are content...if I get aggitated and upset and do not choose my words appropriately...I find that my children also react in kind...this is just the encouragment I needed.

Linda said...

It all makes perfect sense said like that, thank you.