“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 (NASB)
What are your husband’s deepest needs? Often our husband’s “love language” is different than ours. Sometimes we need to lay ourselves and our own desires down to love our husband well. What is God asking you to lay down in your marriage? Ponder for a moment what would make your husband’s life easier and bring peace to his heart.
It’s a counter-cultural concept in our society to consider others before ourselves. But the message of Christ is to die to ourselves so that we will be able to live for Him. In doing so, we are able to love others through His power. Consider your husband’s needs and how you can unselfishly serve him through the love of Christ. Choose a particular need to meet today.
Lord, please show me how to surrender myself to You and to love my husband selflessly. Bring peace to my heart in the knowledge that I can consider his needs first because YOU are the one who meets all my needs according to YOUR glorious riches!!
Together, we can learn who He is and who we are in Him, and together, we can take this one little life He has given us and pour out His love in a way that changes hearts, especially our own!