Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day Twenty-One. The Big Picture.

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

Living in light of eternity.  She reminds me that one day I'm going to have to give an account for the things I do and say, and that includes the things I do and say to and about The Husband.

She asks if my husband rejects materialism and temporal values because he has an eternal perspective... I definitely don't see The Husband being a materialistic man.  He's extremely practical, but I know that I'm thinking of that in a strictly financial sense...  When it comes to considering what matters for eternity's sake, I think The Husband listens so carefully to God's prompting.

If he were to give money for a mission trip, for instance, he's not just considering what he's doing for the person going on the trip can do, I believe he's also thinking about the seeds that they are planting and the good that can be done further down the road.

I trust his values.  I know that his practicality with money isn't just because he strictly wants to be careful with it, I know that every decision he makes is based on what he feels God thinks is best for our family.  

Really, everything comes down to the big picture.

My sweet Husband, I am so grateful for your perspective on things, and that I do not take for granted how careful you are -- I have so much peace in knowing that you are always looking to God for direction, not just for our lives, but for His kingdom.  Thank you for being a man after God's own heart.

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Shell said...

I love reading about this challenge. Makes me really thankful for my husband.

MiMi said...

I'm with Shell. This is helping all of us who read you! :)