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Day 28 - Love Makes Sacrifices

Day 28 - Love Makes Sacrifices

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    Day 28—Love Makes Sacrifices

     

    “What is one of the greatest needs in your spouse's life right now?  Is there a need you could lift from their shoulders today by a daring act of sacrifice on your part?  Whether the need is big or small, purpose to do what you can to meet the need.”

     

    I ended yesterday’s entry with “Thank God tomorrow is a NEW day with RENEWED strength from the Almighty.” I woke up very early this morning with that RENEWED strength—a strength on a level I never imagined possible especially when it was the day my husband was moving out. I almost want to delete yesterday’s journal entry because of how different I felt today. I call Day 6 my first “turning point” day. I would call today my second “turning point” day. I can honestly say I am honored God chose me to be on this journey. It is far from over and team God+Jenn is only just beginning. My complete trust is in Him. I look forward to sharing in the near future what team God+Jenn is going to accomplish by the end of this journey and start of another.

     

    Today’s dare was all about sacrifice—love makes sacrifices. Love shows compassion rather than becoming defensive. Love inspires you to say ‘no’ to what you want, in order to say ‘yes’ to what your spouse needs.’

     

    The greatest need in my husband’s life right now is Christ. I prayed about how I might be able to accomplish this dare according to God’s will. He answered and it isn’t going to be easy. I will not be contacting my husband unless “commanded” to do so. All of my trust is in Him to do the work He needs to do in my husband without me standing in the way.

     

    I had little time with him today since he wanted me out before the moving truck came. I let him know since the process of selling our house cannot start for another 30-60 days that I would start chipping away at some of the stuff that needs to be done around the house, so he wouldn’t have to worry about it. His reply, “How can I not worry about it? I worry about everything.” I stood there feeling sorry for him. I, at that moment, could honestly say I didn’t have a worry in the world. I could tell these last couple of days he has been struggling with a lot of emotions. He looks like the world is weighing him down. I continue to pray for his own guidance—that he sees God’s light and love. That he realizes he is not alone—God is waiting for Him with open arms.  

     

    Before I left, I asked for a hug. He simply said no. I was okay with that. My heart smiled (if a heart could smile) because I knew God was in control as I walked out the door knowing when I return home this evening I would be in a half emptied house alone—alone in the flesh, but not spiritually.

     

    Little did I know when I would return home I would also be “sacrificing” our bed and dining room table that he said he wasn’t going to take. This is his way of many to deal with his anger/hurt. No worries here! I will go to sleep on the couch knowing who is on my side, so get ready!

     

    Our God is Greater – Chris Tomlin [OurGodisGreater music video]

    “And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
    And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
    And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
    And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
    What can stand against?”

  • Those little punches (taking the bed and table) are things he is waiting for a response on. And when he does not get it, will drive him crazy.

    Praise God for that strength!

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