I've accepted Christ in my life and I have lifted by giving him my love, my problems and frustrations for him to mold. I can't say thus far that the dares have been failing, but at the same time I have no way of knowing if the dares have been recieved positively. I am in love with her (and when I say love, I mean I desperatly want to give myself to her, but she has avery non-chalant way of viewing my changes. I'm sure that half of it is due to her hormones with being pregnant with our daughter. But as of today, we had been discussing where to put the crib, which I bought for my daughter, in her home (we live apart with the understanding that we will work on things and we will hopefully be living as a family again before she is born) The debate was either in (our) room, or on the other side of the apartment in the kids room. Several days ago I animately said without even considering her feelings that the crib will be in our room because I dont want my precious angel with whom I fell in love with already to be out of my sight. She was bouncing with the idea to put it in the kids room. We left the discussion open. This morning I sent her a text saying I had thought about it, and I wanted her to make the final decision where the crib would be and that as long as we get to assemble it together is what really matters. NO RESPONSE ALL DAY! And I know she isn't busy! I sacrifice my control over how far my daughter will be from me during the night(and yes I'm being selfish), but as soon as I give that control over to her, I feel good about it yes, but would it hurt to say a simple thank you? I have been very good about not seeking recognition or praise since Day 1. But its getting more and more difficult when she acts like I've done nothing. I hope the days to come are more beneficial and that I can trust in God that he is guiding me where he wants me to be.
First off.... The success of the dares are not her response to them. It is trusting Christ enough that you do them the way they are intended without any manipulation from you.
Second.... Did you read this post you made? The first sentences say how you give Christ your love, problems, and frustrations.... But yet in the end you go the complete opposite way because she did not give you a response.
Now.... Think of this whole situation in a different light. I am going to change your post around a little
This morning Christ sent me a message saying I had thought about it, and I wanted you to make the final decision where YOUR LIFE would be and that as long as we get to assemble it together is what really matters. NO RESPONSE ALL DAY! And I know mebmtb isn't busy! I sacrifice my control over how far my son will be from me during the night(and yes I'm being selfish, because I am a jealous God)
, but as soon as I give that control over to him, I feel good about it yes, but would it hurt to say a simple thank you, or praise me at all for any of the blessings in his life? I have been very good about not seeking recognition or praise since Day 1. But its getting more and more difficult when he acts like I've done nothing.
Now, this is a journey between you and Christ. And yes you are being selfish. If you read that message as if Christ is longing for you as you are longing for your wife, how selfish are you really being? Christ is going out of His way for you each day, and yet the only response you want is from your wife. But yet you come to Christ for help....
Love Christ first, and then you can love your wife better!
I never thought of it that way. I seem to stray from the idea that this whole point is my journey with Him. SHE will or won't be a by-product depending on what HE wants for me. hmm Thank you Sean
Remember Christ is going to mold you more each day in His image through these humble moments.