If I saw her with His eyes, how would I act differently?

February 10, 2013

in 2013 Awesome Husband, Seeing Clearly, Shared walk

We see everything filtered through our experiences, our fears, our insecurities, our expectations, and much more. This means I do not see my wife as she is; I see her distorted by all my baggage.

Not how she really looks © Ghenadii Boico | Dreamstime.com and © stockimages | freedigitalphotos.net

What if I saw my precious Lori as God sees her? Would I treat her differently? How could I NOT treat her differently! How could I be short or irritated with her if I saw her through His eyes? How could I accuse her without cause? Even with cause, could I be as harsh and lacking in grace? Would I be as fast to blame her, and as slow to forgive her?

Occasionally I have a glimpse of her as God sees her. Not fully, and not for more than a moment, but for a split second I see her without most of my junk. In that moment I see her as most beautiful, and I feel ashamed for much of what I have thought, said, and done, about and to her. I try to put that in perspective and use it to change. My goal is to feel less of that the next time I get a peek at her through His eyes.

As for me, I am praying that the Lord will give me more and longer glimpses of how He sees my wife.

Image Credit © Ghenadii Boico | Dreamstime.com and © stockimages | freedigitalphotos.net

Great tweet of the week:

Never assume quiet is weak and loud is strong. @leadershipfreak

Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:

Featured Post – A must read article I saw this week:
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The Generous Wife

Flip It ◄ Turn your words around.
Practical Theory ◄ Theory is nice, but are you putting what you learn about marriage into practical action?


Hot, Holy and Humorous

You Would If You Loved Me! ◄ I point to this guest article I wrote for J to give you an idea what I say when my audience is wives.


Journey to Surrender

True Love Puts Relationship Ahead of Rules ◄ Sounds like grace to me.
Make an Intimate Connection ◄ Great download here to help you connect with your wife.


One Flesh Marriage

Brad and Kate are doing posts for their ten day sex challenge. Good stuff!
Slow It Down
Give Him Something to Think About
Dinner Date Night
Morning Sex
Non-Sexual Touch All Day Long


refine us

5 Things a Wife Needs To Hear From Her Husband ◄ Exceptional list.


The Respected Husband

A good three part series on dealing with things that keep coming up after supposedly being resolved.
The List (Part 1): Ground Rules
The List (Part 2): The Source of LISTful Behavior
The List (Part 3): What Can a Husband Do?


The Romantic Vineyard

10 Things My Mom’s Death Taught Me ◄ Great thoughts and information here. Do your wife and or children a big favour and do more than just read this.


Stupendous Marriage

Here Comes Valentines Day ◄ Stu and Lisa are back with Podcast #73

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