Monday, 21 January 2008

Challenge - Day 21

Day 21:
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

If we are living in light of eternity, everything we think, do or say is seen from an eternal perspective. We will someday give an account for our failure to speak words of love and encouragement. Determine today that your words will be sweet and helpful.

Does your husband have an eternal perspective that allows him to reject materialism and temporal values? Express your gratefulness for his value system, and praise him for putting eternal things before riches and other things of this world.

If this is a problem area for him, consider how you might alter your own value system and live for eternity in front of him, encouraging him to do the same. Only two things will go into eternity...the Word of God and people. Be sure that you are focusing on the right things.

Day 21
Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective - living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Ephesians 5:16
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life.
This is a tough one for a lot of men (and women for that matter) I suspect. I would think it would be so hard to walk the fine line between working hard to provide for your family and focusing too much on the materialism. Nathan does have a good handle on this - but I think money is one area it's easy to gradually get distracted by, so I need to keep praying for him (and myself) in this area!


Ruth said...

hey tammy! i just found your reply to my comment in the potty training post. :)

i am due beginning of july. i will say mid july since i was 10 days overdue with shiloh. :) i'm 16 weeks now.

my blog addy had to change because of some major issues i was having. you can find me here now

love you! looking forward to hearing your news.....

Anonymous said...

Many blessings to your family in the next few weeks. My 4 kids were all late (1-10 days) so I know what could be going thru. Good luck and my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Lori Meyer
Tampa, KS


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