Valentine’s day is almost here! As a husband you may be feeling pressure to make sure you get it right this year or you may be reading this and be saying “Thanks for the reminder Wade!” On a sadder note some of you are reading this at a time in your marriage when things are tough. Maybe there has been a lot of hurt an disappointment recently and you are struggling to find intimacy with your wife. Where ever you may be right now I hope this verse is an encouragement to you.
Go back and reread it. Husbands memorize it and ponder it! He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Do you hear that? If you have a wife you have a good thing! Not only that you have found favor with the Lord. No matter how you are feeling right now your wife is a blessing. God has allowed her into your life and is wanting to use her in your growth to be like him.
Two lessons for husbands from this verse:
Be thankful for your wife and recognize as a husband you have a good thing.
Be contemplative so that you may see how God has used your wife in your life.
Please realize that some of the greatest lessons you will learn as husbands from your wife will occur through some of the most difficult times. Love is not always easy but when we live out our commitment as husbands to love we can not help but be transformed into the image of Christ.
So with Valentine’s day right around the corner whether things are wonderful or difficult in your marriage use it as a time to celebrate a good thing in your wife. Husbands rise above the difficulty if it is there and love your wife. Be the man!
In your mind you may be thinking but you don’t know what she has done and your right but if you are a follower of Christ I know that He has forgiven you and will empower you to love and forgive your wife. Husbands if you need someone to pray with you through this time email me at Wade@RealWade.com and I will pray with you. If you need someone to talk with through this time email me as well and we can set up a time to talk.
Remember Husbands if you have found a wife you have a good thing and you have found favor with God.
And now off to figure out how I am going to celebrate the AMAZING one in my life!