Day 18: Encouragement

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
 Psalm 19:10

Every year, our church starts with a series that encourages us to begin the year with recommitting to studying God’s Word. imageUsually the series is a week or two, but this year, we are starting with a five week study of Psalm 119. Each message has been a wonderful reminder of the blessings that come from meditating on scripture. The series for me has been right on time!

Late last year, I stumbled upon Illustrated Faith and the Bible journaling community. It has enriched my spiritual and creative time so much. But an unintended consequence of switching back to a print Bible has been that I don’t have marked all the verses I had amassed over the past few years in my digital Bible.

So I used this entry to write out some of the verses I had marked for my husband. I’ve given these to him via notes and texts and have quite a few more marked with him in mind. After Sunday’s message on the importance of memorizing scripture, I wanted to make sure I wrote these down so I can continue to work on committing them to memory and perhaps encourage my husband to learn them with me.

 

How do you best encourage your spouse? I’d love to hear more ideas in the comments or via #WriteLoveChallenge!

Bonus Love: Just ask. Ask your spouse when s/he feels the most encouraged by you and just listen.

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