Righteous Man Walking

Blessed is the Man

My husband is blessed. And I know why. He has opened many doors that have brought blessings into his life.

“The righteous man walks in his integrity, blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) are his children after him” (Proverbs 20:7 (AMP)).

At his job, he does the very best work he can. He cares about his work. He cares about the people he works with. He cares about the people who will be using the manual he produces. And he cares about the company he works for. He gives them his best effort. All of them.

I don’t know how many people he has influenced at work, but I know it’s a large number. His light shines wherever he goes. He loves people, and it shows. He loves Jesus, and people can tell that there is something different about him. When they ask, he’s not shy about letting them know what makes him shine. He has brought people to salvation and influenced others to draw closer to Jesus. He has given some people the inspiration to let their lights shine brighter.

At home, he puts his own desires aside and takes care of our needs. After putting in a full day’s work, he often takes me to the grocery store to get what we need to feed our clan. He goes with me because he knows I hate to go alone. He knows that I enjoy that time with him.

He takes the older kids to the gym every other night. They want to stay regular and maximize their body-building efforts, so he goes, even when he’s tired. He works out with them. He wants to stay strong and in good shape for all of us. He has passed on his knowledge of proper weight training and body-building techniques to them.

He loves his kids, and they know it. Each one of them feels loved by their daddy. He has a special relationship with each of them. He makes an effort to spend time with them, and he looks for ways to get into their world. He is there for them when they need him.

He cares about their friends. Sometimes a new friend will be shocked by his friendliness and act a little frightened. When they get over the shock of a grown man coming into their world and talking to them about video games or what’s written on their shirt, they end up telling our kids, “I wish my dad was like yours!”

When I tell him about some concern I have, he stops and listens. If I have a problem, he helps me solve it. If I’m concerned about someone else’s problem, he shares my concern. He asks for details and gives me advice.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.

5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.

They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate. Ps. 127:4,5

Here is a big source of his blessing. Neither of us saw this coming, but we definitely have our quiver full. We let the Lord have His way with planning our family. We have trusted Him with everything. He has trusted us with so much.

We are already reaping blessings, as our children are contending with our enemies in the gate. They are our strongest prayer support.

They saw us walk through the hardest things we had ever faced in our lives. They were our only support during that time. And they did it. They helped us through it. They saw their dad at his lowest. When he felt worthless and useless, they respected and honored him. Even though he felt like giving up, he didn’t. And his children and I knew that he kept going out of love for us. His integrity carried him through, and it carried us through.

We are all blessed because of the blessing on him.

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