To be UNSTOPPABLE at anything we must first start with love. I know what you’re thinking: “Duh! Of course I love my husband.” Well me too! I absolutely adore my spouse. I think he is aahhh-maz-ing! But I don’t just love the man that he is to me and for me. More than anything I love the man that he is, to and for Jesus. He is God’s workmanship, he is God’s son, he is God’s gift to me. A gift I am meant to help, encourage, and love. Out of my love for God and his son, whom I call husband, I want to be the best wife I can be. I do this in a myriad of ways, but I want to focus on 2 ways.
The first way is by honoring God and the commitment I made to Him when I married his son. Our marital vows weren’t just a bunch of words we said on the way to “With this ring, I thee wed.” No, they were promises that we made to God and to each other. I promised God that I would honor and respect His son. I promised to partner with His son in the mission and adventure that He has called us to together. I promised to love, not my way, in my own strength, but God’s way, with HIS strength. That love; God’s love, forgives, it doesn’t fly off the handle, it is patient and it doesn’t give up!
The second way is by actively showing my husband my love for him. We can’t just experience our love for someone else. It isn’t even enough to just say that we love them. Love in marriage, and likewise every other relationship, is a verb; an action word. Our love should be active in our marriages. In my experience the easiest way to do this is to know how my husband receives love. The book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman was an amazing tool in helping me to recognize how my husband best receives love. I highly recommend reading it, not just for your marital relationship, but pretty much any relationship you have that you want to foster. My husbands love language is touch so I invest in that as much as possible. That means, holding his hand, hugging him when he comes home from work and kisses, lots of kisses. Your spouse may receive love differently. The five love languages that Gary Chapman talks about are Gifts, Quality Time, Gifts of Affirmations, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. This week invest some time in discovering how your spouse best receives love.
Love him with the love of our Father and then put that love into action. Now you are on your way to being an UNSTOPPABLE Wife!