4—Day 5—Love is not Rude
“Ask your spouse to tell you three things that
cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so
without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their
I received a message from a
friend this morning with simply, “Psalm 73:23-26” written, so I looked it up.
I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your
and afterward you will take me into glory.25 Whom have I in heaven but
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
fitting for how I have been feeling as of late. I then got ready for work and
did my daily devotionals. Sure enough part of my Bible reading for today was
Psalm 73:15-28. Even though I am struggling feeling and hearing Him, He is
still reaching out to me as I continue to seek and knock.
prayed for me to see the door open for the dare as this one I always find a
little bit challenging being that it is so specific and seems a bit odd if you
were to out of the blue ask your spouse. However, there is always a way for it
to be done.
work I gave my husband a call. We talked a little bit about our days since we
wouldn’t be seeing each other till tomorrow. I had let him know about our
counseling appointment on Monday since I hadn’t had a chance to tell him that
one was actually set. It was then I saw a door. I asked him, before counseling,
if he can let me know of anything I am doing to irritate and/or make him feel
uncomfortable. I had my suspicions based on the conversation we had last night,
but I did not want to put words in his mouth. His response was, “I thought that
this is not what this is about.” I agreed and told him that is why I wanted to
talk about it beforehand, so we aren’t hashing it out in counseling. He did not
respond. I did not push. I did the dare as it asked. The response is not to be
my head hit the pillow, I sent him a text saying “I love you.” Despite still
not feeling anything, I remind myself everyday to lead my heart. I am still at
a loss, with what most people would consider a positive turn of events, that
this is how I am feeling when two short weeks ago I was feeling the complete
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.......
In time, you will feel.....keep leading.
Maybe you are just comfortable again... And the only thing that can change that is Christ. Seek out in prayer and k for Christ to lead you to that love only Christ can give. To love your husband through Him and with His unconditional and perfect love.
Your husband also could have a lot to do with it. Christ will always show you things we just need to seek out His wisdom to understand them.
"Like clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in My Hand" declares the Lord - Jeremiah 18:6