Think back on some of the BEST gifts that you have received in your life… Maybe it was a Christmas gift from someone special, or the best surprise birthday party ever!
While those things are great, did you know that as wives we receive an incredible gift over and over again every single day? Your husband is the most amazing gift that God has given you and here are 5 reasons why:
He was made in God’s image
Waaaaay back in the beginning. Genesis 2:27 to be exact, God made man in His image. If God himself is perfect and holy, and he made man in his image, that makes us like him.
God doesn’t makes mistakes.
He took the time to carefully craft and form your husband to be exactly the way he is, and that is a beautiful thing!
He lays the foundation for your family
“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:13.
Your husband is called to be the head of your household. He is the one who leads the family, along with our help. He makes sure you are staying connected in our personal relationship with the Lord. That man you married brings the family church every week and initiates reading God’s Word together.
He is a sexual companion
“May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.” Proverbs 5:18-19.
We get to enjoy sexual intimacy with our husband, and him alone! God created sex to be pleasurable within the confines of marriage.
There is no other person on this planet who can fulfill your needs outside of your spouse.
Sex in marriage is beautiful and God is pleased when we join together with our husband! [click_to_tweet tweet=”There is no other person on this planet who can fulfill your needs outside of your spouse. #husbandisagift #marriageandmommyhood” quote=”There is no other person on this planet who can fulfill your needs outside of your spouse. #husbandisagift #marriageandmommyhood”]
He brings a set of qualities to complete yours
Do you ever wonder why God created men and women so different? It’s because we need both perspectives in our lives! A pattern will start to develop in your marriage:
When you are feeling weak, your husband is strong for you and vice versa.
God knew exactly what you would need in a husband. He created him with the qualities that allow him to love you the way YOU need it.
He is called to die for you
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…” Ephesians 5:25.
Lastly and most importantly, your husband is called to lay down his life for you. There is no place in scripture where we as wives are called to do the same for our husbands.
God specifically asked for your husband to be the one to lay down his life for you, just as Jesus did for us. That in itself shows just how precious and important your spouse is.
What do we do now?
Take a few minutes and thank God for the amazing gift he has given us! Ladies, your husband is nowhere near perfect, but he is God’s perfect gift to you. Let’s encourage him in every way we can!
Need some help reminding your husband of why he is your gift? Check out this post HERE and download my free printable, “7 Days of Respecting Your Husband.”