Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer of Sizzle

Week 2

Thankfulness and Adoration

by Kim Hawkins

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.   2 Corinthians 10:5

The mind is very powerful and can take you to great heights or great depths. Our thoughts rule us. It’s says so right in God’s word…

“Be very careful what you think. Your thoughts run your life.” Proverbs 4:23

To be thankful for and to adore our husbands we must first start in our thoughts. Where do you let your thoughts dwell? To have only eyes for your beloved means to forgo all other temptation that is vying for your attention.

 There are many avenues these days that can lure women into another world or feeling like hers may be inadequate.

Day or night time dramas, romance novels, or even romantic comedy’s can make one believe that she is lacking something in her life.  Living vicariously through actors and creative screen writing (with really good lighting) create unrealistic expectations.

Not allowing those kinds of things into your home or mind you will help you experience more thankfulness and adoration by seeing your man through pure eyes with little to no expectation or comparisons.

To take every thought captive means asking, “What does Christ say about my marriage?” He says that, “It’s lasting, it’s lovely, it’s blessed by him, etc.” He would not tell you that you deserve better or that he is not _____ (fill in the blank). Those thoughts must go! Do your thoughts line up with what God says about marriage? If not, take them captive and throw them out! Christ gave you the authority to cancel every pretention that sets itself up against your marriage and home.

Replace each negative/horrible thought with a positive. Better yet, claim it and speak it over your husband. The bad thought that will eventually become your words if you dwell there, but the opposite can also become your prayer.

Example: (THOUGHT) “He is so impatient” (Red light) Stop and pray, “Lord, May godly thoughts, actions and sincere patience rule my husband. In Jesus name, Amen.”  Then, thank him and adoringly affirm him when you see patience in his life.


Challenge: Our encouraging and pure hearted words (that start as thoughts) will fill our men up like helium making him destined to fly!!

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