A few weeks ago I shared a post about how I bought some bathtub crayons and I was leaving encouraging notes for my husband. It has been such a fun thing and I have had a blast trying to surprise him every now and then with notes of encouragement and support. It’s always fun when he discovers something new on the shower walls that I wrote to put a smile on his face!!
Well today, the table turned! I had gotten up for my 5 AM bike ride on my trainer downstairs which is a new habit I’m trying to get better at. I finished my ride, went up to the bathroom, hopped in the shower there I found a sweet note from my husband written on the shower wall! It was delightful! It was a blessing! I giggled like a little girl when I saw not only did he write me a note, but it was in all different colors! He knows my heart!
So why do I share this with you? For a couple reasons. I want to remind you that when we sow good seeds they reap good things! We may not see the fruit right away, but it takes a while for God to take what we sow, and waters it and let it grow and bear fruit! This is not a fast process!! Girls, we need to be consistent and patient with the good deeds that we sow into our men! We can’t expect them to appreciate what we’re doing and change overnight, because we don’t change overnight either! But we do need to keep sowing good deeds into the soil of our men!!!!!!!!
I also want to remind you of the importance of doing good things for the men in our life! Sometimes we get angry, tired, frustrated, weary, bored, any sort of emotion, but we need to keep doing good for the men in our world! God calls us to love one another and to start with the men in our lives is a great place to start! Don’t wait for them to make the first move! Just because we make the first move doesn’t mean were in charge or in control, it means were willing to be humble and serve from a heart of love! This is what God calls us to do over and over and over!
I also want to remind you that this can be very difficult to do! As women we give and give and give! And God is fully aware of! But girls, let us not give up and become weary in doing good! I understand this one! Like you, I’m a busy woman! And sometimes I think I don’t have time to do cutesy things for my husband. But that just isn’t true! I have time to do whatever I think is important, and I want to make sure that Paul is important to me! I want to make sure that Paul is the most important thing to me, after God!!!!
My challenge for you today is to ask God what he would like you to do for the man in your life! Listen to his still small voice and then do it! I challenge you that no matter how big or how small it might be take up the challenge that God is putting before you! We get that feeling in the center of her heart, we may even call it our conscience, what is the Holy Spirit. You know the feeling? The little knowledge that says this is what I want you to do for the man in your life! I want to challenge you, if at all possible, before you put your head on your pillow tonight why don’t you do one good deed for the man in your life!!! Surprise him with whatever God puts on your heart! Don’t just do it for your man, but do it is an act of obedience to your Lord and watch what God will do in you and through you, for your good and for His glory!!!!!
I would love to hear tell of what happens!!! As for me, I made lunch for my husband for tomorrow and the next day! He loves it when I serve him in these little ways! It wasn’t a big deal, but it will mean a lot to him!