It’s easy for me to take him for granted. After all, he’s a faithful, hard-working man.
He’s home every night.
He’s a hands-on father to our boys.
He’ll do whatever it takes to put food on our table.
And he does his best to love me. (Not an easy feat!)
But I can so easily focus on his shortcomings….
Those little annoyances. Pet peeves. How he falls short.
But I chose not to. After all, God gave me a precious gift by giving me my man and I want to cherish this gift.
But the choosing to find the good over the bad is not always a simple task, after all, I’m filled with sin. I’m naturally bent to have a critical spirit towards him, rather than a gentle and loving one.
But the loving spirit reaps great rewards…
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:7-9
I want a bountiful harvest of love in my marriage, therefore I sow accordingly.
3 Ways to Have a Bountiful Harvest of Love in Marriage
1. I choose to dwell on the good in my man.
2. I try to have an attitude of gratitude for what he does do in our marriage rather than what he doesn’t do or should do.
3. God has strategically placed me by my husband’s side to build him up; to encourage him and influence him, or I can choose to tear him down by having a critical spirit. I’m choosing the path of gratitude and wise choices for my marriage.
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1
How about you, friend, want to join me in sowing a bountiful harvest of love?