Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." I Thessalonians 5:11
Do you find encouragement from your marriage?
Are you breathing courage into your spouse by the way you treat them?
Marriage is intended to be the most "encouraging" human relationship you have, second only to your walk with the Lord.
Definitions of encouragement :

1. give somebody hope or confidence: to give somebody hope, confidence, or courage
2. urge somebody to do something: to motivate somebody to take a course of action or continue doing somethingencouraged me to finish the course
3. foster something: to assist something to occur or increaseencourage new solutions to traffic problems
How do you encourage someone? What should you do to breathe courage into a spouse? Allow me to suggest several things:
1) Pray
Pray for and with your spouse. Let them hear your supplications and intercessions for them.
2) Obey
Know what the Bible requires of you and lovingly invest that into your spouse.
3) Play
Have fun with your spouse. Do things with them that they enjoy. Laughing together is one of the best things you can do. Laughter and joy knit your souls together.
4) Display
Show you love in every action and attitude. Express your affection and devotion daily.
What will you do today to make your home like the "Home On the Range"? You know, "where never is heard a discouraging word......"

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