Friday, February 22, 2013

Love your Husband challenge week 3

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

New International Version (NIV)

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.8 Love never fails

The love verse..... Most of us are familiar with this verse. We have heard it at Church, we have read it in our Bibles or on Hallmark cards. This verse might have been read at our wedding ceremony. It is a verse that makes us feel good and all gooey inside. Is this a verse that calls you to action? Well it should. This month we are challenging you to love your husband, the way God wants you to love your husband. For the next four weeks we will take one verse and challenge ourselves to do what it says.
click here if you missed week 1
click here if you missed week 2

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

The mind can be a very deceiving tool. We spend a lot of time there and thoughts can go round and round and drives us crazy. At the end the original thought has nothing to do with the ending thought. Why? The devil loves to play with you mind. That is how he deceived Eve “do you really think....”. 
Do you really think....... Those are dangerous words because they can easily take us down an evil path.

Love does not delight in evil my child,

I know God but do I really think.....

There are six things I hate,
    seven that are detestable to me:

        haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,

        a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,

        a false witness who pours out lies
        and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

oh how quickly my train of thought can lead my heart to devise wicked schemes or pour out lies. Lies to myself....

I am sorry Lord......

Love rejoices with the truth.....

What is truth?

Jesus in the book of Matthew repeats more than 10 times “I tell you the truth”. The truth is whatever the Bible says, the truth is the Word of God and I will rejoice in the truth!

 Finally, my child, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Yes father I will.......

Here is the challenge for this week ladies. How to love your husband by taking every thoughts captive (2 Cor. 10:5) and replacing evil thoughts with the truth.

Make a list of attributes concerning your husband in those areas:
What is true about your husband (be positive)
What is noble about him
What is right 
What is pure
What is lovely
What is admirable

Praise your husband in your mind, with your words, when you talk to him, when you talk about him.

Join us next week for our last Love your Husband challenge.

How has this journey been for you so far? Share your thoughts with us! We would love to hear from you.