During the show this week Negative Speaking was the hot topic.  So many wives are speaking negative words about their husbands. This prompted a challenge in our hearts and Speak The Positive was born!

Below is the post Rebecca wrote up for us explaining how this challenge works while giving us the tools we need to have victory over a really tough habit that so many wives have.  You can comment below or join us on the Club where everyone is talking about it!

Here we go……………….

Wives, your challenge for this week is: to Speak The Positive about your spouse!

What is in your heart?  Read these verses:

Matthew 12:33-37  “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Are you willing to speak God’s truth and God’s will for your husband no matter what you can see and hear with your natural eyes and ears?  Abraham believed God’s promises despite his circumstances.  He received what he believed from God and it was credited to him as righteousness!

Read about it here in Romans 4:16-25:

“Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.  As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.  Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.  This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”  The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”

What are God’s promises for your marriage and your husband?

Here are just a few:

1.  You are one flesh (Eph 5:31-32)

2.  You submit to your husband (Eph 5:22-24)

3.  Your husband loves you.  (Eph 5:25-28)

4.  Your husband gives himself for you (Eph 5:25-28)

5.  Your husband loves you as he loves his own body (Eph 5:28)

6.  You respect your husband (Eph 5:33)

7.  Your husband has full confidence in you.  (Pr 31:11)

8.  Your husband believes in Jesus and has eternal life. (John 3:16)

9.  Your husband is a royal priest, belongs to God, and declares God’s praises.  (1 Pet 2:9)

10.  Your husband is rooted and established in love and is filled to the measure of all of the fullness of God.  (Eph 3:16-19)

So why STP?  Just a little association with STP fuel and oil additives.  These additives are meant to be part of “basic maintenance to help your vehicle run better, last longer, and be more fuel efficient.”  Your marriage is your vehicle!  Who of us doesn’t want our marriage to run better, last longer (’till death do us part!), and be more emotionally efficient?

As you put STP into your marriage, expect God’s promises to be fulfilled!

Do you need a little more encouragement?  Check out this weeks show and what started our STP challenge.  Imperfect Wives Radio 11/29/2011

Praying for you,

♥ Cherie and Rebecca