Sometimes I love to paint or build my own elaborate form of art with metal wire. Inspiration happens in a moment, and my mind races through the layers and twists and turns of my hands before I ever touch a brush. I imagine shapes and moves, and more than anything else, I see meaning. Without a deep meaning or purpose larger than life for my creation, I might as well be painting a fence. With a storm of emotion inside, in a matter of minutes I can produce with my hands what my mind prophesied months, days, or minutes before.
Wives, you are your husband’s prophesy—his future.
God puts it this way: “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life” (Proverbs 31:11–12 ESV).
His heart is the source of his demise or gain. God has given you, actually entrusted you, with a funnel into your husband’s heart. The kind of fruit you expect from him can only be harvested from the seeds you sow into the rich soil of his soul. With your encouragement, his hands will live with deep meaning and purpose as if his life and yours depend on it.
It’s Sheri. When I read this, I sometimes want to
I could do such a better job of building up my husband. Could you?
Let’s look at application and strengthen our husbands with our actions.
Examine the fruit your husband has produced.
• What fruit has he produced that you have enjoyed with deep satisfaction?
• What great fruit has he produced that you have not enjoyed with him?
• What rotten fruit has he produced that you would rather not see in your home again?
• Lastly, who first planted the seeds in his heart from which the harvest came?
Would you begin today to pray, ask for forgiveness, encourage,
believe in, and trust God with your Hubby?