Sometimes you just have to count your blessings!
As we move through the Thanksgiving season, ladies, we have an awesome opportunity to express our thanks to our husbands for everything they mean to us.
Obviously, we don’t need the Thanksgiving holiday to do this, but what a GREAT time to do this.
Think about the word thanks. The dictionary defines thanks as a verb used “to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to.”
As wives, we are to be thankful for our husbands.
No, I can’t find a Bible verse that says, “Wives ought to be thankful for their husbands.” However, check out Colossians 3:15 that says,
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
The peace of Christ is to rule in our hearts. We are members of one body and we are called to peace. As marriage partners, sealed by covenant before God, and where the “two become one flesh”, we are one body with our husband. We are called to peace and to be thankful!
One way to a thankful heart is by allowing the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts.
When we are fully living in the peace that Christ provides, we are able to be thankful, even in the midst of the problems and obstacles surrounding us or in the weariness of life.
A good pastor friend of ours often preached and in many of his sermons he would remind the congregation to “change the way you think, and you will change the way you live.” He would walk across the stage in one direction as he said “change the way you think” and then would do a 180 and walk across the stage in the opposition direction while saying “and you will change the way you live.”
We must change the way we think.
We must put off the old man and put on the mind of Christ. If we do this, our perspective changes! We are no longer ruled by the old nature, but the peace of Christ is now ruling in our hearts.
We can be thankful.
We can take our eyes off of ourselves and put them upon the Prince of Peace, the One Who is worthy of our thanks. We are then able to live differently, see differently and come into His presence with thanksgiving! Colossians 3:17 continues the thought from verse 15 and says,
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Our words and our deeds matter. Give words and good deeds to your husband as unto the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him. Our thanksgiving is powerful. The gratitude, appreciation and acknowledgment bring healing. To our husbands and to us as wives. You see, we are members of one body called to peace. Thankfulness can change our direction. We can do a 180 and choose the peace of Christ to rule our hearts.
Ready, ladies? On your mark, get set, get thankful!
Thankful for each of you,