Love on a silver platter.
Some would say that marriage is 50/50. I’ve always been puzzled by that. It’s impossible to determine if your spouse has met you halfway, because neither of you can agree on where ‘halfway’ is, each is left to scrutinize the other’s performance from his or her own jaded perspective.
The apostle Paul encourages: “Don’t just pretend to love other. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other”Romance 12-9-10 NLT
When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet (John 13:1-17), it wasn’t simply an act of kindness. He was actually fulfilling a need the other people refused to meet. Afterward, He sat down and said, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:14-15).
In Philippians 2:4, Paul tells us to look out for the interests of others, not just for our own: “Look out for” is from the Greek work skopos, from which we get the words telescope and microscope. It means to pay close attention. The wife of your man’s dreams, pays close attention to his desires, dreams, joys, and sorrows. She looks closely at his heart and thinks of ways to serve him.
Jesus served his disciples and proved to us that God’s kind of serving love flows from choice, not coercion; from strength, not weakness; from gladness, not guilt. Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38). It may be entirely possible for you the serve your husband and not feel you are receiving anything in return. However, your heavenly Father is always watching, and the measure you use to bless your husband will be used by your heavenly Husband to bless you in return.
2 Week Challenge – Day 12
- Ask your husband what you can do for him today.
- Send him a YouTube link of the song that makes you think of him.
- When you’re out running errands, pick something up for him. It could be as simple as his favorite chocolate.
- Make love and make it all about him. Other than kissing, make your goal to “serve” him. Let him be completely on the receiving end.
Lord as I continue with day 12, help me to serve my husband. To be the helper you have designed me to be. Help me to give without expecting something in return, lead me as I pay close attention to his hopes, dream, fears and joy. Help me to see his heart. I pray this in Jesus name, AMEN.
Ons almal het 4 ‘basics needs’ en soos gewoonlik verskil mans en vrouens soos dag en nag. Kom gesels saam en vind uit wat maak jou gelukkig maar meer belangrik, wat maak jou maat gelukkig. Jou man her vervulling in die volgende afdelings nodig: Respek Seks Vriendskap Huishoudelike hulp
Ons almal trou met die idee dat ons huwelik prentjie mooi gaan wees, kom ons wees eerlik jy hou nie altyd van die prentjie wat jy gekies het nie.
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