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Time To Spare

By Bishop Wellington Boone  |   |  Category: ManHunt

Key Bible Verse: Don’t think only of your own good. Think of other Christians and what is best for them (1 Corinthians 10:24).

Your wife won’t feel loved if you’re always disappearing out the door, coming home late at night, or all tied up on weekends. If I look at my wife and see a love deficit, I know I haven’t been spending time with her.

My wife came home one day and caught me cleaning the floor in the kitchen, going into the corner with a toothbrush. She looked at me with a peculiar expression and said, “Honey, what are you doing? Come on, you’re down on your knees. You’re not cleaning the floor, are you? Don’t you have somewhere you’re supposed to be going?”

I said, “Yes! I want to do it. Look, girl, go look in my wallet, get some money, go to the nail parlor, and get your nails done. You’ve no business getting your nails messed up on this floor.”

Most men wouldn’t think of doing such a thing. There was a time when I wouldn’t have either. When God changed me, He showed me that my time isn’t my own. He gave it to me, and He wants me to bless my wife by giving her “my” time.

God makes time for us. If you really want to be like Him, make her need for time with you a priority in your life.

—Wellington Boone in Your Wife Is Not Your Momma

Adapted from: Your Wife Is Not Your Momma (APPTE Publishing, 2012 ). Available from Amazon.