Blessings of Your Best
Blessings of your best…My heart is to do and give my best!! To the Lord, my husband, my children, to my family, to those I minister to! We can go through our days functioning on auto pilot, or we can be intentional! What happens when I do my best? Miracles!! Blessings!! The desires of my heart!! Peace and Joy!! What happens when I don’t? Maybe, I just do a good job, I will get minimal results.. I am selling myself, my husband, and my family short. I won’t see all that God has for me if I am only doing what is necessary. Write it down! Make a list!
What Does This Look Like?
On a daily basis we can see miracles if we will give God our best! We will see miracles in our marriage and with our children!! First, we must give our best to the Lord! Second, we must give our best to our husband! Third, if we get up on time.. and we get the first two right, depending on the season you are in, we give our best to our children. Remember your best is a reflection of the Word of God, not others. We can use the word, as a mirror, to see what we look like and how we need to change.
Best to God
Giving our best to God is giving Him our first fruits! Our tithe off the top of our income, our first thoughts, our first words, our first of all we say and do! Colossians 3:23-24 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” If we can get this, we can comprehend doing our best in all areas! When you serve and love your husband, if he is loving or even if he doesn’t deserve it, (none of us do), then you can do it as unto the Lord. Your heart will be full, and loving him becomes unselfish and a blessing!
Best to Our Husbands
Giving our best to our husbands is loving, respecting, and serving him without complaint. With kindness on our tongue, and love deep in our hearts. If the order is right, all the daily activities we do for them, with a tender heart, will become easily, our desire to please them!! This isn’t crazy.. in our world today it would be, but in the church, those in Christ, who are submitted to God, this is normal! Yes, I said normal ladies! Giving our best becomes intentional, and our heart will desire to treat him like a king, and in turn he will treat us like a queen.
Now, I’m not saying this is some magic formula to manipulate getting your way. Be careful of your motives and intents of the heart. I’m saying, with a clean heart and a right spirit, you can see love like you never thought possible, by giving your best! Better than some fairytale, with depth, and a solid foundation!
Best in a Bad Situation
You need to give your best even if your marriage is not good, or even if it’s falling apart. Especially if you think it is a lost cause! If your marriage is on the rocks, take it to the Rock, who is higher than I, who is our firm foundation. Give your best even when your marriage is at it’s worst. IF, it is struggling you probably haven’t been giving your best. You probably have been avoiding it, fighting, or just plain given up on your marriage. But I tell you the truth, I know the One who sits on the Throne and He is a Restorer of all things!! Try something different, and not for just a day, or week, but forever! God can change your situation! This also isn’t about being a doormat, or being abused physically or mentally, this is about trusting God to restore a safe marriage.
Our routines can be busy, I know mine is for sure!! But we have to make sure we give our best in all of it, then, we will see the blessing flow in our lives. I get up early with my husband and make sure he has my time, love, and attention. I pray, do devotionals, and spend time with him. We share making the coffee, as its a process! Bulletproof coffees are great, but involves steps, and so we do it together! I will get his lunch together the night before and he gets his clothes ready. Also, I keep the house picked up and clean, when he gets home I want him to feel safe, comfortable, and then he will be able to relax.
It’s his safe haven, and when our homes are clean, picked up, and dinner is ready or cooking, our husbands can come in and settle in! If you have children, let dad get home, clean up, and get his things out of the way before the kiddos or you bombard him with all thats happened good or bad! Some husband’s like to be greeted at the door with lots of hugs and kisses from you and the kiddos! Some need a minute to unwind! Figure out which one yours is, what he likes, and train your babies to do so age appropriately! It will change a lot of the outcomes for a blessed, peaceful home!
Good, Better, Best
Years ago when I first got married, I read a book called “A woman after God’s Own Heart” by Elizabeth George. I reread it almost every year. It has lots of great nuggets of wisdom! One of the chapters is Good, Better, Best. The saying goes, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better best!” We all have to start somewhere. So start today!! We can always work toward doing our best.. just little baby steps each day. Start with finding out what your husband needs, and then do it!! We can make things harder by just doing an ok job with our families.
Best to Our Children
Giving our best to our children depending on the age of them is different. But if you put the first two,in their proper order, it is simple. You will have order, peace, and joy because its God’s plan, and His ways are not our ways! Giving your best to your babies, is being patient, getting your home in order and clean, teaching chores, stopping and taking time to listen to what they are saying or asking. Not looking at your phone while they are trying to talk to you. One day they might do the same to you, so teach them now how to treat others by the way you treat them. Love and pray with them, ask them their hopes and dreams and help them to reach for the stars!!
Blessings That Overflow
Blessings that overflow from God come from a heart that desires God’s ways and not our own. We can limit Jesus and what He plans for us in our marriage, or home, by what we do. Blessing come down from the Father of Lights as we do our best!! What would our lives look like if we put as much effort into our husbands as we do our children, or our careers. Or, what would our homes look like if we did our best to prioritize our lives around Jesus. I can tell you from experience, even though trials of life come, if I give my best to God, my husband and my family first, blessings are without limits!!!
Ladies, I love this principle!! When we are intentional, and apply our best, we have order, and we have blessings!! I work on this daily, I am not perfect, but I desire to do my best!! Also, I apply what I hear and learn from those around me! Surround yourselves with those who give their best!! And if you want them to be around you, you have to follow suit. Don’t be a complainer, be teachable! I am always trying to surround myself with others who I admire, and give their best! My husband is my priority, his needs, my love and respect for him, are shown, when I give him my best! Ask a woman of God, whom you trust, and see giving their all, what tips they have for you to help you give your best!
Monday: Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Pray today your words and deeds are all given in an effort to do your best!
Tuesday: Colossians 3:23-24 says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Pray as you meditate on this scripture today that you do everything as unto the Lord and to do it heartily!! Pray you learn this and speak it daily! You will see the reward and blessings that follow!!
Wednesday: Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Wow! What a promise!! Pray today your house is in order and that you give your first fruits unto the Lord and watch how He will shower you with blessings of your best!!
Thursday: Proverbs 13:4 says, “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” This is a motivating scripture, it moves me to get up and get something done! I want to please the Lord and I want my husband to be pleased when he gets home! Pray God help you to be diligent and consistent to make your house a home!!
Friday: Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, wither thou goest.” We may have a full time job, or be a full time mom, but we only are here on this earth for a short time! Give it your best, once you are gone you can’t do any more. Pray God help you today to give your husband and children your best this weekend!!
Saturday: Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Did you hear that! A blessing is promised of reaping if we just continue in well doing!! Pray today the Lord strengthens you to not grow weary and that you be patient for your harvest!!!
My prayer today is that you would realize through Jesus, you can do all things!! We can give our best!! I pray you would try God, and see the blessing He will pour out as you do!! He is faithful!! Don’t get overwhelmed, and think some people just have it all together, just realize, they are just a little further down the road at working on themselves! We all can do better, and we all still have room to grow! I pray you see how amazing the Lord made you, and how He wants to see you at your best! Don’t compare.. pray for God to show you where you can change things, so you can have a happilyevermarried!!!
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