Wednesday, June 24, 2015

(21 Reasons) Why the pursuit to support my wife

Because I'm not stupid! lol

But seriously, some may wonder, "man, why you post a lot of positive shout outs to or about your wife, you in trouble or something??"  No. My answer is..I don't know, I just feel passionately about this.  I. my wife is my wife and my only wife and the only wife that I have.  I love her.  I do want to do my best to acknowledge her and I know it is not based off of her performance but based off of who she is, but more than that, something in me tells me that I am so blessed and I want to express it.  That's it. So I present some very small glimpses into why do this.  I'm not going to scratch the surface.  I'm not going to even come close to scratching the surface here.  I know I won't but I'm going to try.  Here we are.
  1. I enjoy it! And she is all of these things and it is so deep I'm really having a hard time making this explanation short (Okay, that's two reasons..I know). 
  2. One of my gifts is in expressing these things and I want my wife and children to be apart of that.  
  3. Everyone needs a hobby, this is one of mine (to express my thanks for her)
  4. I like acknowledging my wife, but also I know I must remember to do this more often one on one and in the presence of other people as well. 
  5. Honoring her helps remind me that life's not all about me.  
  6. She reminds me that I'm not here for me.  
  7. She reminds me that she literally is God's instrument to save me from myself! 
  8. Praising her reminds me that she is immeasurably important and I want to respect her position.  Her position is important.  She is important.  Not her performance but who she is is infinitely important.  
  9. Giving her honor helps me see more clearly how God sees us, how God sees her and through her I can better see how God sees me.
  10. Honoring her brings light into our house and then I can easily see God more clearly  through my gratitude for her.  
  11. When I honor her before myself I am reminded that I am keeping God first who commanded us.  "...in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."  Philippians 2:3b,4 And I want to pursue explore and discover more of that.
  12. Expressing my thanks for her is incredible in and of itself and it reflects how God made us. 
  13. It sets up a practice of supporting my daughters and sons and sets good perspective on how to treat women and mothers. 
  14. In respect particularly to my sons, it can be a great example to set on how to treat the women (friends, coworkers, employees, wife, and children etc..) in their future lives. 
  15. I want to practice acknowledging her in general..just because I want this to be apart of who I am. 
  16. She is all of these wonderful things and I want to practice confession of the truth, not just thinking it.  
  17. I want to see how powerful our connection cord of three strands can get.  A cord of three strands, me, my wife and Jesus is incredibly powerful (Ecclesiastes 4:12). 
  18. Proverbs 31:28 says, "Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praises her" I want to be obedient to that because my wife is a Pro31 woman. 
  19. I want to express my thanks to God because He gave me a beautiful beautiful woman of God (who loves the LORD).
  20. There are much deeper reasons why I praise her, but those are just for her :)  
  21. I'm pursing maturity, love and sacrifice which is when a man forfeits something of value to him for something he considers of higher value. I want to (I pray to) practice this pursuit.  


* I know that in doing this I also honor my mother, her mother and other women in my family that really deserve the kind of praise because they really are beautiful women and God made them very beautiful.  I am truly thankful for each of them.

*Another thing is I want the women in my family to know that their men support them in whatever God-honoring thing they want to do in life.

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

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