Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Love without words

Did you ever do something so simple and get such a HUGE response from it? I have. I've been trying to show my husband just how much he really is loved and appreciated without just saying "I love you". He is newly saved and I have been praying for him to grow more in Christ and really become the spiritual leader of our home. 1 Peter 3:1 says~ Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the CONDUCT of their wives. I really started thinking about this verse. This is basically proving that actions speak louder than words. If we want our husbands to really see how Christ changes us, the best way to show him is to let him see the changes in us. So, instead of just telling my husband that I love and appreciate him, I started doing very simple acts of kindness to show him. First, I left a little card on his pillow before I went to bed. He works nights so I am usually in bed before he gets home. The card was very simple with just a few encouraging words for him. He woke me up when he found it and was just thrilled by it. He was appreciative of it and I could really see how much it meant to him. It just so happens that he had had a frustrating day at work which I didn't know. But the Lord knew. Then, Sunday morning I got up a few minutes earlier to pop some cinnamon buns in the oven before church. These are my husbands favorite. Nice and warm with cream cheese icing. I woke him up to get ready for church and told him they were in the oven and he stopped in his tracks to come hug me and told me he can't believe how blessed is to have me as his wife! All i did was take 10 minutes out of my morning to do something simple for him, and it really went a long way. I can see the Lord working in his life more and more every day. He was so moved by these simple things and it is really showing. Actually, in trying to encourage my husband, his reactions have been blessing me. I believe that is exactly how God intended marriage to be.
Joyfully following Him,


  1. Beautifully written. Bless you both as you grow together and in Christ.

  2. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! =)