Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Eyes To See My Husband

Do you struggle with negativity? Do you have a hard time finding positive things to focus on?

I want you to do something for me. Close your eyes for a few minutes and think back over the past several days; the past week. As you do this, I want you to pay close attention to the things that your husband has done for you.

Today I thought we would spend some time being thankful for our husbands and all that they do for us.

I have been studying about marriage. The point to remember is that the Lord will work on you first. With that in mind, I have asked Him to give me new eyes to see Tim the way that He sees him. I have also asked for Him to help me see things about myself that I need to work on changing.

Give Thanks For For He Is Good 

Here are some of the things that Tim has done for me recently that I am so thankful for:

  1. He helps me in and out of the car. He has even made it a rule that I cannot touch a door if he is there (heehee).
  2. He holds my hand when we are out in public. This is a huge comfort to me because being in public is usually very overwhelming for me.
  3. He spoils me. Seriously, every time he goes to the store, he comes home with something specifically for me.
  4. He gladly opens things for me. Since having fibromyalgia, I do not have the strength in my hands that I used to, so trying to open things causes me pain. Most of the time, when I need something to be opened, I find that he has already done it; without being asked.
  5. He leaves work early, or works from home, so he can go with me to doctors appointments.
  6. He is considering putting a water feature in our backyard. Why? For the birds. (Haha) It is not something that I have asked for, but he has been looking at them.
  7. He put up a fence so we can let the dogs out to run. He has never wanted a fence before. However, he knows that they can be a bit of a handful for me. So now they have a place to run.
  8. He encourages my love of coffee. That is funny, but it is true. I even have the kitchen and dining area decorated with coffee things. Oh, and I have tons of coffee cups.

1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV 

Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV


Dear Father, thank You. Thank You for always being there. No matter how negative or sad I may be feeling, You are still there. Thank You for You are good. Your love endures forever. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

Do you struggle with negativity? 
Do you have a hard time finding positive things to focus on?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load. 

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  1. The Lord also reminds me to think of all things my husband does for me too. I just had this conversation with my sister today over coffee. It's the small things that truly makes you see the big picture of your marriage. Your list looks a lot like how mine would look! ;)

    1. Carmen, thank You for your response. I love this, "It's the small things that truly makes you see the big picture of your marriage." That is so true. Thank you for your words.


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