Do you still Rejoice? That word makes me think of my Little Blessings. They are so filled with joy over the simplest of things. An empty box they can play with lights their faces. (Especially the long Norwex box from that Mop! That Box becomes a Limo every time!!!)
Do we rejoice as adults?
We get excited at ball games, concerts or the birth of a child. Controversies on the news stir a response as well. That tells me we are capable of Joy or rejoicing.
When was the last time you rejoiced in your marriage?
Dating was fun. The proposal brought squeals of joy. Our wedding was a celebration like none other. That first year was sweet. But those things are in the past…
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the Joy of marriage?
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We are in a Series called Marriage Monday! For the past 10 weeks we’ve walked through 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. We’ve been applying it to our Wifehood within our Christian Marriage.
Patience in Marriage, Kindness in Marriage, Jealousy in Marriage, Bragging in Marriage, Arrogance in Marriage, Disrespect or Acting unbecoming in Marriage, Selfishness in Marriage, Anger in Marriage and Evil Thoughts in Marriage.
Warning. Todays phrase is a tough one.
Do you (secretly) get excited when hubby get’s what he deserves? Sh, I won’t judge… I do it too sometimes.
“Love does not rejoice in Unrighteousness” means Loves does not:
- Take pleasure in doing evil to others
- Enjoy seeing evil done to others
- Find guilt when bad is done to others
But I feel like there are times hubby does things that SHOULD have consequences… Do you feel that way too?
I know this is coming up a lot, but this phrase is saying I have to Forgive that man when he messes up… rather than holding out hope that he will “get his” one day. That is between him and God… not me and him.
I hope it doesn’t come across as preachy, but Forgiveness really has changed my life. I’d love to share that story with you.
Instead of holding onto anger over hubby’s mistakes I chose to Forgive.
This passage is also saying we should Rejoice when hubby learns and grows from his mistakes.
Love rejoices in the truth.
Love takes pleasure when things are done rightly and the person grows.
I don’t know about you, but I get mad when my Christian + Husband messes up. Somehow pairing those 2 words together creates a Zero Tolerance policy in my mind.
I have very little patience with him.
I expect him to do better, be better by -now.
News flash for Tiffany… That man is human – just like me (and I mess up often).
So I have to check my thoughts when he messes up. I have to check myself anytime I inwardly rejoice as he faces consequences for his actions. I wish I were a bigger person, but that’s the real me.
Marriage Challenge: Do you Rejoice in Truth?
- Honest Evaluation
- List the areas where Hubby struggles
- Instead of dwelling on them in my mind (which just works me into a fit of anger), I need to pray about them.
- Resolve to watch and wait for God to work in Him.
- In His Way and His Time
- Never allow “I told you so” to come from my mouth if he does face consequences.
- That ruins everything.
- When I see him grow I need to praise God.
- This is something to Rejoice about!
- I acknowledge where he has grown and praise hubby openly!
- Which shows him honor.
This Marriage Challenge is what I needed today! I hope it helps you too. And I hope to connect with you in the Community!