My husband never seems to want any gifts and if he does, it will certainly be something very practical. I love to give gifts so this can be frustrating at times. So what is it that I may give him that shows my love and would also be happily received by him? I think Ephesians 5:33b informs me of a precious gift which costs no money, but would be priceless to my husband. That gift is RESPECT… This is what it says:
“let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband (that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly.)” Ephesians 5:33b Amp.
Wow… that verse in the amplified version says much!!! God knows what my husband needs, so He gives me as his wife this command to respect him. Notice that there are no adjectives describing what kind of husband to respect. I am to respect him in his God given role in our marriage, whether he is always fulfilling that role or not. I often share with young women to marry a respectable man because it makes it much easier for her to obey this scripture. I believe that your husband will grow and blossom as you share with him daily this biblical gift of respect!
So whether it is Valentine’s Day or just each ordinary day remember to respect your husband in the way that Ephesians 5:33b describes. This may help you or you could write your own reminder.
R–Rightfully honor your husband
E–Esteem him above all others
S–Shine when you are with him
P–Praise him often, preferring him
E–Eyes looking at him when he speaks
C–Calling his name out in prayer daily
T–Treating him with love and kindness
If a little respect goes a long way,imagine what a lot of respect does? So wrap up RESPECT for your husband and let him receive it each day. You both will be glad you did!