Theme of the Week: The 7-Day Husband Challenge
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:25; Matthew 5:33-37
It’s the final day of the Husband Challenge!
We are two days away from Valentine’s Day.
Is your wife a woman who likes flowers? What about chocolates? Do you know what the best gift you can give your wife this year is? What about a dinner out at a restaurant? What about an afternoon to herself, with a book and a bath?
I’m not sure what your wife would like, but I can recommend something that I believe is the BEST gift you can give your wife.
And that is this: to not let this challenge end today. The best gift you can give your wife is to continue on with your intentionality.
The best gift you can give your wife is to continue on with your intentionality.
To continue initiating
To continue comforting
To continue protecting
To continue serving, and pursuing and praying.
Now, I am careful to encourage you to make any verbal promises to your wife. Nothing is worst than a promise not kept.
Scripture reminds us to keep our word and let our yes, remain as yes. In other words, do what you say. Or as a mentor of mine was said, “less talk – more do”.
Loving your wife as Christ loved the church, requires intentionality. It requires daily sacrifice. Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (emphasis added)
Jesus gave himself for the Church, and the greatest gift you can do for your wife is to do the same. There is no greater love than this, right? To lay your life down for your friends and family.
Imagine how your marriage might look different if you awoke each day with the desire to serve your wife and lay down your life? Not in some sort of doormat way either, rather in a quiet confidence, knowing that in loving your wife you are demonstrating to the entire world the very love of God. The gospel is on display when we love our wives in this way.
This concludes our weekly challenge. We truly hope its been a blessing for you and your wife.
I know the idea of continuing on in this challenge can feel daunting. Here is my final challenge to you. Take one of these areas and particularly focus on it for the remainder of the month.
Ask your wife: What is one small discipline that we could do as a couple that would make the biggest difference in our marriage in the month ahead?
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