It’s easy to praise God, isn’t it? After all, He loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins, so that we could be with Him forever. He’s also worked in our lives in so many ways.
If we are honest, we might admit that sometimes, it’s not so easy to praise our spouses.
After all, what has he done for me lately?
We get in a tight spot, and panic sets in. No praise in our hearts.
The Israelites fled Egypt, and the Egyptian soldiers charged after them.
Army behind them. Red Sea in front of them. But God.
… God parted the sea,
and the Israelites walked on dry land to the other side.
… God returned the waters to normal,
and the Egyptians drowned.
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD:
“I will sing to the LORD,
for he has triumphed gloriously;
he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has given me victory.
This is my God, and I will praise him–
my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
The LORD is a warrior;
Yahweh is his name!” Exodus 15:1-3
Immediately, the Israelites broke out in praise and sang and danced as they recounted how God had saved them.
In the haze of our days, we can stop and remember God at work in us and raise a praise to Him.
Memorializing Memory Moments
We can also pause to remember how much we appreciate our husbands.
We could use these Scriptures as a model that we can use in praising God and in praising our husbands.
When we practice these memory moments, they will begin to delight us, and may become a habit.
In the haze of your days, take time to praise your husband.Tweet
- Remember to pause. Take a moment in the hubbub to inhale deeply, exhale slowly, smile sweetly, and hum or sing softly or loudly, just as the Israelites did.
- Remember his works. As you sing, remember all that your husband does for his family, for his work, for his friends, for you. Remember his triumphs.
- Remember his significance to you. What does he mean to you? We are one. He is my lover, my friend, my provider, my strength, my everything.
- Remember he is your husband. This is my husband, and I will praise him. This is my friend, and I delight in him.
- Remember his name/title. My husband is my rock; Beloved is his name!
- Remember to tell him. You still have a moment to write him a note, call him, text him, or tell him face-to-face.
Our Lord, our Strength, our Strong Tower, You have poured out Your love, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your provision upon Your children in abundance. You are the Sufficient One. You are all we need. We live and move and have our being in You. You are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the Great Shepherd, the Bread of Life, the Living Water, our Savior. You formed our husbands just for us, and you fashioned us for our husbands. Teach us to praise our husbands in beauty and love. Empower us to honor You in the praises we give You and our husbands. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.