Day 48—Love is
still not Jealous
to become your spouse's biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of
jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their
achievements, take yesterday's list of negative attributes and discreetly burn
it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or
she recently enjoyed.”
I felt this dare
was going to be a bit challenging since I honestly did not know of any recent
success my husband has had. The one I knew of, I already shared in the first
round. I prayed as I do every day for God’s guidance in completing the dare—how,
when, and why (what success). After my counseling session this morning I got a
feeling that I was going to see my husband today. I couldn’t determine if it
was me wishing for it because I definitely was or God telling me so. After a
busy day of running around I came home and took a nap. I needed to reenergize
for some more painting of the house. I woke up, my Dad stopped by for a little
bit, then I went upstairs to read the dare one more time and pray about it
again since it was now approaching 600pm. Went back downstairs to grab my phone
and kid you not, there was a text message from my husband asking if he had
mail. Praise the Lord, he did. He then asked if I was home. I thought at this
point, he was definitely not going to stop by since I was. I was wrong—10 minutes
later he walked through the door. I couldn’t believe it. He was still in his
uniform, so I knew it was going to be short. We talked small talk for a little
bit and then I asked how work was going. He said good and that for the next
three weeks he gets a 15% raise. I said that was cool and asked why. Sure
enough his Sergeant asked him to be “Trooper In Charge” while he was on
vacation. This means that my husband will be responding to any formal
complaints, paperwork, etc. “...knock and the door will be opened to you" (Matthew
7:7)—there was my door WIDE open. I said, “That’s great!” In which he replied, “I
guess.” I then exclaimed, “That is an honor—he trusted you to take his place.
That means a lot. You should be proud of yourself!” He casually agreed. God
forbid he show any emotion towards me, but I was certainly beaming inside and
out. I couldn’t hide that. He left shortly thereafter.
I had tears of joy.
I was so in AWE of what just happened. Seriously speechless. I was so grateful to
be able to share that moment with my husband. The thought struck me today—I am
more in love with him than I honestly think on the day of our wedding. It is only a love that can come from Christ.
My heart is filled with gratitude for all the work He is doing in me, in my
husband, and in my marriage.
Praise God for that understand of what Christ is doing in your life. How do you expand and grow that relationship with Christ?