Loving My Hubsand Intentionally: Love Dare Day 38

June 20, 2012 at 6:00 am 2 comments

Day 37: Love Agrees in Prayer

I need to ask Craig if we can begin praying together. We need to talk about the best time to do this, whether it’s in the morning, after work, or before bedtime. We must use this time to commit our concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. We also must not forget to thank Him for His provisions and blessing. Even if Craig refuses to do this, I must resolve to spend daily time in prayer myself.

Yesterday was hard, really hard. Not the Love Dare part, but the being awake and functioning part. Craig was very worried about me all day long, and I don’t blame him. I didn’t feel well physically and emotionally I was one poor monkey ūüė¶

He took very good care of me and I took it easy. I worked in small spurts as that was all my attention span would allow. We had dinner with great friends and that helped a lot. I ended my night with an awesome coaching call and time with Craig, the kids, and our dogs. Its all good ūüôā

We only have 2 more days with James until he leaves and Dustin’s 18th birthday is Thursday….. I really need to focus on the positive and let the Lord heal my sad heart to be there for my kids at this exciting time in their lives!

I will continue to spend time daily in prayer on my own, but Craig and I have also committed to having this time daily together as a couple. We are ready to totally surrender all to God…. For real! None of it is ours to own and we 100% want to be and do what He wants us to be and do. Period. No questions asked….. We are Your’s, Heavenly Father, every aspect of our lives is Your’s for Your Will to be done and may the glory be all Your’s!!! ‚̧

Craig has a pretty amazing post about this here: http://adversusmundi.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/love-date-day-38-love-fulfills-dreams/

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Day 38: Love Fulfills Dreams

I need to ask myself today what Craig would want if it was obtainable. I need to commit this to prayer, and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of his desires, to whatever level I possibly can.

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the LORD,    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

The Kendrick brothers¬† talk about how we can let “no” become too quick a response…. that we let this negative default setting become too reasoned and rational, too automatic. What if instead of dismissing the thought, I really did my best to honor it? What might happen if the one thing¬†he said I’d never do for¬†him became the next thing I did?

Love sometimes needs to be extravagant. To go all out. It sometimes needs to set aside all technicalities and just bless because it WANTS to!

Think about it…. it wasn’t when I was behaving like an angel that God chose to pour out His love on me. It wasn’t because I was so deserving that He offered me His grace. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

He is my model. He is the one my love is designed to imitate. Though I was not a likely candidate for His love, He gave it anyway…. He paid the price.

Not everything our husbands want has a hefty price tag. Not everything they desire can be bought with money. He may just really want my time or attention. Dreams and desires come in all shapes and sizes but love takes careful notice of each one:

Love calls me to listen to what my husband is saying and hoping for.

Love calls me to remember the things that are unique to our relationship, the enjoyments that bring a smile to the other’s face.

Love calls me to give when it would be a lot more convenient to wait.

Love calls me to daydream about the opportunities so regularly that his desires become mine as well.

Today’s dare is telling me that it is time I started living out the answers to the question:

What is something my husband would really, really love?

Lord, show me!!!! Give me Your eyes, Your ears, Your intuition, Your discernment to discover how I can most extravagantly fulfill Craig’s biggest dreams! Help me Lord to love my husband in this most intentional way!!! I thank you in advance for all You will do to guide me today! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen ‚̧

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  • 1. coleen  |  June 20, 2012 at 7:11 am

    thanks, megan, for that beautiful prayer. intentionally i will consider robert’s heart&his desires&dreams today. and love him through it. ‚̧

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  • 2. megansmidt  |  June 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

    my absolute pleasure, dear one. Please do consider His dreams in a new light….. it is God’s will for all of our marriages ‚̧ We need to see them in a new, extravagant way, just as God does!!!

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