Loving My husband Intentionally: Love Dare Day 30

June 12, 2012 at 8:28 am 2 comments

Day 29: Love’s Motivation

Before I see Craig again today, I must pray for him by name and for his needs. Whether it comes easy for me or not, I must say “I love you,” then express love to him in some tangible way. Then, I need to go to God in prayer again, thanking Him for giving me the privilege of loving my amazing husband… unconditionally, the way that He loves all of us.

Craig loves me so much he let’s me take pictures like this 🙂 Monkey see, monkey do ❤

I prayed. I prayed for Craig. Specifically, I prayed for Craig by name… praying for God to not only provide for his every need, but also to make me hyper-aware of each of his needs and how He wants to use me to help fulfill them.

It is always rough going back to work after being on vacation, and yesterday was no different for both Craig and I. I walked into one nightmare of a situation at work and was so very upset. Technically, I didn’t do anything wrong, but because of a mis-communication a not-so-great thing happened and I just felt sick about it. I started going through the process of making it right when Craig called me to check on me.

Of course, I lost it once I heard his caring voice on the other end of the phone. I explained the situation and could not hold back the tears.  I give him so much credit for listening to me and sympathizing instead of trying to justify how I had done nothing wrong and try to make it right. It meant so much to me that he understood how I felt and all he wanted to do was help me because he knew it would be very difficult for me to make it right on my own.

I didn’t want to ask for his help because I knew how busy his day as going to be as he was off work the entire week before. I oculd get all of the boxes shipped that needed to go, but it certainly would have taken me two trips….. and I was already pretty wiped out from being so upset and for packing up the boxes to be shipped.

He let me know he would come help me take the boxes to FedEx and also take me to lunch. He saw my need and jumped right in! This made me realize how often he comes to me with last minute things and I don;t handle them with this much grace. I have gotten better with it, but when my day gets de-railed, I have a really hard time with it.

When you are motivated by love and act on love according to God’s will, I am certain He will always give you the time back that you spend filling a need out of love.

I prayed more in the afternoon and Craig contacted me once again, this time asking me if I needed him to pick up something for dinner. As wonderful as that sounded with the busy evening I knew was ahead, I thought it would be more important for Craig to get a home-cooked meal before heading out of town again today. I thanked him for the offer but told him that I had it covered. I told him I love him. We tell each other that all the time, and never take it for granted, but I told him even more today.

We had a nice dinner with our oldest son, James. I think Craig enjoied being home to eat with us and we had a nice time.

I had my small group last night and that was very good for my heart and soul. Craig adn I talked a bit afterwards about selling this house and what type of house we are looking to move to. He was asking me simple questions about it, but I had nothing. He was very patient with me and  Iappreciated that so much. I am so lost right now when it comes to where God wants me. I  am praying, fasting, and seeking His will for this situation.

Before bed, I spent more time in prayer. I thanked God for the special blessing of my adorible husband and for this Love Dare. I asked Him to continue to guide my words and actions with Craig to be as intentional as possible about showing the love of Christ through me to him. I asked Him to continue to help me in getting out-of-the-way for Him to be in control of my entire life. He impressed the word “peace” on to my spirit and I am continuing to pray about that.

Craig has a lot to say over here…… www.adversusmundi.wordpress.com

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Day 30: Love Brings Unity

I must isolate one area of division in my relationship with Craig, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in my own heart that is threatening oneness with my husband. I must pray that He would do the same for him. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity with him.

John 17:11

Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one.

Craig left this morning for St Louis until Thursday night. He is coming back a day earlier than he originally planned, and that makes me so happy! We have a big party we are throwing on Saturday with some friends and are really looking forward to it!

Tim and Vicky got home from PA late last night, but I haven’t seen them yet. I am anxious to talk to them about the last part of their time there. Stephen gets home either Friday or Saturday from his 2 week National Guard Drill. I am looking forward to having him back home. For a week, I will have all 5 of my kids home, and I can’t wait!!! 🙂

Lord, you know what Craig needs from me in this area and I pray that you open my eyes to it today and help me see as You do how I can be better to encourage him and speak to his heart and soul. I will be spending much time with you today, Father…. please meet me right where I am and give me Your revelation in this area. I love you and I thank you in advance for all you will do ❤

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Teresa B.  |  June 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

    You inspire me friend. I love your heart. I can’t wait to party with you this weekend. ❤

    Reply
  • 2. megansmidt  |  June 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Dear Teresa, I could not have prayed for a better friend! God knew exactly what He was doing when He crossed our paths and I love that we both saw it and acted on it. We are going to have SO much fun Saturday!!! I love you so much! 🙂

    Reply

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