What do you cherish and nourish the most? Be honest. Is it your car? Golf clubs? Dog? iPad? Yard? Because you cherish it, how do you treat it? You take care of it. You pay attention to it. You tend to the needs of it. You protect it and make sure it doesn’t get broken.
I’d like you consider the concept of cherishing and nourishing your wife.
What does it mean to cherish and nourish your wife? It means that you provide the ingredients they need for life. It may mean praying with her. It may mean reading Scripture with her. It may mean sharing what’s going on in your life with her or asking her what is going on in her life. It may mean speaking to her potential.
Are you thinking how am I supposed to figure out how to do this? After all – our wives do not come with an instruction book? I don’t remember my yard coming with a set of instructions either. I had to research. I had to learn. I had to study my yard. I had to admit my mistakes; and then learn again. Your wife is not the lawn, so save your pile of fertilizer. To be successful with cherishing and nourishing your wife – you will need to become a student of your wife. It means pursuing her heart, speaking to her potential and praying for her. Do not under estimate the power of your words and actions in your wife’s life. Be sincere. Be consistent.
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” – Proverbs 16:24
A little warning – she may not believe what you are saying to her. She may not trust it. She may not feel what you are saying to her. If she says that she is doesn’t believe it; then look her in the eye and say – You can believe it if you want to. You don’t have to believe it, but it is the truth.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.