This precious wife, “Amy,” (not her real name) was generous enough to allow me to share what God is doing in her life with y’all! PRAISE GOD!
I figured it was time for an update..
I have learned a LOT in the past few months..
But everything comes back to this..
This picture above is the MOST important thing to remember.
My husband and I still have our issues. But we are working on them. We still go to counseling. Godly counsel is so important. We have our person that we meet with, and we have someone we consider as a pastor to help guide us spiritually.
We are closer now than we have ever been. We’ve discovered a Love we forgot we had.
We pray every morning and every night, he makes me breakfast, we make sure to have some sort of physical contact, a kiss, a hug, holding hands every day.
It all starts with a changing of the heart. Changing your circumstance by changing your thought process.
You, (me) a human can NOT change someone else. You can manipulate, push, encourage, and insist the other person change. And most of the time these end up doing more harm. But you can’t change anyone.
Only God can change a heart. You can pray that God will work on them. But like the flight attendants instruct on a plane in the safety talk. In the event of an emergency, help yourself before you attempt to help others.
Get your heart right with God, before trying to “fix” your husbands heart.
Believe me, I know it’s very hard. I still struggle. I work in this daily.
How do you start to work on your heart?
- Sometimes reading the bible is just to difficult to do..
- Start by changing the music you listen to.. I challenged myself to the klove 30 day challenge! It has changed my everyday life..
- Maybe start your day, as you are brushing your teeth, think of 3 things you are thankful to God for..
And mean them!
Yes you are thankful for your kids.. Home… Blah blah blah.. That’s good for a few days. But think of 3 different things everyday and tell God you are grateful!
What really hit me:
I thought about how my husband was treating me. How he ignored me, spent money frivolously, didn’t talk to me or even seem interested and had no regard my feelings.
What if, all the time, money, efforts and all my focus that I was giving to my husband – in trying to fix him and us – I was doing the SAME thing to God… to whom we are betrothed.
I was such a hypocrite.
Bro Denny Livingston has a series he is still preaching on Matters of the Heart. I’ve been listening, it is awesome!
- Work on your heart, and do it because you Love God more than anything. Because He is worthy, not because you want your husband to be fixed. That is trying to manipulate God. He is not fooled.
- Love The Lord your God with all your heart. God is the number one priority..
It all goes back to that diagram..
Change your heart, your attitude, and Love God..
I hope all is well with you!
Keep inspiring!! 🙂
A Peacefulwife Youtube Video “Respecting Our Husbands and Reverencing Christ” (13 minutes)
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