This weekend, let’s focus on developing a servant’s heart in our marriages.
1. Over the next 4 days choose at least one act of service for your husband each day. Select something from a different category every day.
2. Perform your act of service cheerfully.
3. Pray for God to bless your husband and thank God for your husband as you serve.
4. Expect nothing in return from your husband. No praise. No thanks. No accolades. Just seek to bless him and honor the Lord without any strings attached.
We serve God and people because we love Jesus and are so thankful for all He did for us.
Categories of Service
Here are some ideas for different ways you may want to serve your husband in 4 different categories.
Cook his favorite meal and/or his favorite dessert. Make him a cup of his favorite kind of coffee. Bring him a snack while he is working, if it won’t distract him. Or prepare breakfast in bed for him one morning.
Clean a room that is really important to him that you know he would like for you to clean. Get the house ready as you would for company. Clean out his car for him and wash it. Tidy and organize the bedroom/kitchen/living area.
(Note- don’t clean or organize something if you know it will upset him.)
Do a chore for him that he usually does himself. Take his dishes to the sink. Pick up his dirty clothes on the bathroom floor. Take out the trash. Fill up his car with gas. Hang up his laundry and put it away.
Think of something special that would really mean a lot to your husband that you haven’t done in awhile. Prepare a bath for him. Offer a back massage or a foot rub. Give him extra time and space to himself to wind down if he appreciates that. Sit and listen if he wants to talk about his day and give him your undivided attention.
And (Jesus) said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”Mark 9:35
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.Gal. 5:13
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May the Lord richly bless your walk with Him and your marriage and family for His glory.
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If you need baby steps in learning how to truly respect and honor the Lord and how to respect and have a cooperative spirit with your husband, check out The Peaceful Wife by April Cassidy.