Ruth asked if I would consider reposting Nancy Lee Demoss' "30 Day Challenge" that some friends and I took last year. Here is the original post...
The Lord has challenged me to go 30 days without saying anything negative about my husband. I have asked four friends to hold me accountable. You know, the friends that I normally gripe too, if I think Steve is being selfish or unfair. They have also taken up the challenge and now there are five of us doing it.
I quote one of my dear friend's email ...
"I'm in, Stacie! Let this be our own Olympics where we know we will all win the gold medal, where we run the race set before us like never before. Let the games begin. We can't help but be winners in this with each other as cheerleaders and coaches, fans and participants. We have the power of the Holy Spirit on our side, Jesus is within and without, God is calling us to this challenge. I love it. And I promise not to go to anyone else with complaints to replace any of you. I will merely say, "I'm struggling" and expect to receive love, prayers, and compassion from you. Thank you for presenting us with this idea, Stacie. "
If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is!
I can't wait to see where I am spiritually after this 30 days. I've done good today and feel like the Spirit has led me with certain responses.
Do you want to grow spiritually? Do you want turn a miserable marriage into a good one? Do want to turn a good marriage into a great one? Then take the challenge with me!
If God is with us, who can be against us?
Lord, change our hearts! You say in your Word, "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." What is in your heart? Is it kind, loving and peaceful? Or is it bitter, miserable and vengeful?
Please leave a comment if you decide to take the challenge we can all be praying for each other that way!
LET'S DO IT!!!