I have been thinking about doing this challenge for a couple of weeks now, and thought to myself why not start today?! I was planning on beginning tomorrow---but today I have my sweet husband home ALL day---and since the first day of the "challenge" centers around honoring my husband---why not begin today where I'll have all day to "practice" being a loving, honoring, virtuous woman.
I have always loved the picture of godly womanhood from Proverbs 31:10-31 in the Bible. I like how the Virtuous Woman respects and honors her life mate, cares for her children and household, enjoys working with her hands and creating things and most importantly how loving the Lord and trusting in Him are seen as top priority. She is my role model and I would like to put into practice what it means to be a virtuous wife.
So, today it begins. My 10 day Proverbs 31 Woman Challenge. Feel free to join in, and as the next week and a half go by I know that our husbands and families will be happier for the fact that we're living up to the standards of the woman spoken of in Proverbs 31...
...Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life. -Proverbs 31:10-12
Challenge - Day 1
-Find practical ways to honor and respect my husband (i.e. taking time to make him breakfast!)
-Go out of my way to shower him with kindness, and make today (and days in the future) special by giving him my undivided attention
-Pray for him! As my thoughts turn to him throughout the day, I want to take time to lift him up in prayer, thanking God for him, asking for guidance to love him the way he needs to be loved, and requesting protection and peace over his life outside of our home---the workplace can be brutal---especially with his job!
-Praise him! Thank him for all the hard work he does for our family.
-Do anything that comes to mind that will make him feel special and loved.
So there is the challenge for day one. Making today a day that is all about respecting/honoring/loving my sweet husband. He might think that I have something up my sleeve, but I will reassure him that there are no strings attached to this special treatment! I'll let you know how it goes, and for those of you who want to participate, fill me in on the details too!
Go LOVE your husband!