My favorite church is currently in a teaching series called VOWS, and since we’re discussing all-things-marriage, I decided to read a book that go along with it. Heart To Heart About Men is an oldie, but goodie. God is using it to:
* make adjustments in the way I respond to my husband
* admit sins I didn’t recognize
* and, draw me closer to Himself.
I don’t know about you, but there are times that I’m not motivated to be the best wife I can be. My selfish motives get in the way, or I wrongly interpret the intentions of my hubby. Even if I’ve been offended, however, God still wants me to respond in honor and grace.
The author, Nancy Groom, has a wonderful way of paralleling the marriage relationship to our Heavenly relationship, which motivates me to change the way I act and respond to my hubby.
Want to know one of my favorite challenges from the book? Here you go:
“Are we willing to listen to God’s voice so that what we speak comes only from what He is whispering in our ear?”
Geez Louise, that’s hard. (Yes, I say geez louise from time to time.) I’ll admit I have a quick tongue. Not with everyone, mind you. Just with those that I love the most. Quick to defend my actions or feelings. Quick to respond before I think. Quick to say the first thoughts that come to mind. Yep, I’m quick-tongued. And, that’s not a good thing. Quick wit, yes. Quick tongue, not so much.
Do you bear the same burden of a tongue that leaps into action before you’ve even had time to think? I want to learn to listen to what God is whispering in my ear and speak only what He tells me to. Who knows? I might just save myself needless arguments, hurt feelings, and damage to my hubby…..whom I love endlessly.
What about you? Would you challenge yourself today to listen to what God is whispering in your ear and speak only His words? I’m going to.