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R3D10 Lessons from grass seed

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Do something out of the ordinary for your spouse.  Well, I had a hard time figuring out what to do today with my limited amount of time at home today.  I got home from work just in time to cook our dinner and get it cleaned up before I left for Bible Study tonight.  After I got home, DH asked me to take a look at some grass seed online.  I am not really very knowledgable about it - one of his "hobbies" is lawncare.  He really enjoys taking care of the lawn.  So I sat down by him and listened and tried to show both interest and unity.  In the past I think I might have been tempted to tell him that I really didn't know anything about it and gone about my own business.  But I sat and tried to be a part.  I hope he notices the difference, and I pray that God will open my eyes to opportunities such as tonight, and that I will always stop and take the time to interact in a loving way.  My, my, how God can use something as simple as grass seed to reveal truth.

Today in my personal Bible study/devotional time, I ran across Hebrews 5:8 - "Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered."  Wow.  I have known this, but today was a reminder that God is using this season of suffering in my life to teach me obedience.  God is worthy of praise because of who he is, and I can praise God for this season of suffering because of what He is doing.  As much as I want the reconciliation of my marriage, I want God's sanctification even more.  My marriage cannot become what God wants it to be unless I become who God wants me to be. 
  • You're continuing to  see how you were and the good changes you are making.  I am sure he notices too.  and thank God he is asking things about looking at grass seed.  Thank God for that.

    We as humans are so foolish.  Otherwise why would it take suffering to bring us closer to God? He will get our attention one way or another.

  • Determined,

    Oh how glad I see in reading your journals along with other that you have grown and it give me hopes in my own journey.  I thank you for continuing to post your journey as I have read it without responding, you make me realize that I still do things out of being selfish and not for the unity of my marriage.  I am in awe that you are doing round 3.  Thanks you

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