Be devoted to one another in
brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.
Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will
become more important to you. It's hard
to care for something you are not investing in.
Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your spouse something
that says "I was thinking of you today."
What a start
to the day! The kids are sick. We woke up early this morning 3.20 am, by
daughter got sick in her bed. Bless her! She tried “cleaning” up herself. So
here we both are early hours of the morning, I’m running a bath, hubby is
pulling soiled bedding off her bed. So we worked as a team to get new bedding
on, to give our daughter a bath and getting the linen and her dirty PJ’s in the
gets up with his wife to do all these things? Mine does, and I thank God for
him every day! So after we got everyone settled again, we turned in ourselves
again for another hour of sleep, before we have to get ready for work.
morning, the kids got up, our daughter needed the loo again, but she was able
to control it, until she got there. While I’m still thinking it is not a good
idea for the kids to go to school, hubby said to me, that he would stay home with
both the kids today, making sure they get meds when they need to and nebulising
our son as often as he should! I have not spoken a word about it, but was still
thinking how I was going to get off of work with month end etc. Thank God for
this wonderful man! Is he doing the Love Dare too? LOL
So today I’m
supposed to buy him something to say I was thinking of him. I will pray on it,
because it must be something pretty special for such a wonderful partner.
I prayed the
whole day about the dare and of course a few other things as I do, but no
answer on buying hubby something. When I got ready to leave for home, it
pressed really hard on me to go to the post office to check the mail. Hubby had
been waiting a while of a magazine he is subscribed to monthly but our Postal
service was on strike, so it was delayed. But today when I went, the magazine
was there, and I knew this was it. Our post office is a bit out of town, so
when I brought the magazine to him last night, he was delighted that I had
taken time to go check. My dare was completed, and he knew I was thinking about
I made sure
that I took time to properly thank him for taking the day off to look after the
kids, and he said it actually did him some good too, since he is also quite
sick. He needed the rest.
Both of us
had our prayer and devotion time again tonight.
50 What I mean, friends, is that what is made of flesh and blood cannot
share in God's Kingdom, and what is mortal cannot possess
51-52Listen to this secret
truth: we shall not all die, but when the last trumpet sounds, we shall all be
changed in an instant, as quickly as the blinking of an eye. For when the
trumpet sounds, the dead will be raised, never to die again, and we shall all
be changed.53 For what is mortal must
be changed into what is immortal; what will die must be changed into what cannot
die.54 So when this takes
place, and the mortal has been changed into the immortal, then the scripture
will come true:
Death is destroyed;
victory is complete!
Where, Death, is your
Where, Death, is your power to hurt?
56 Death gets its power to
hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law.57 But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord
58 So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep
busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in
the Lord's service is ever useless.
Together as one. Start working and growing that as each day goes while including Christ in each moment.
You see the value in what being married really means, to have a helper for each of us to lean on in this journey to meet Christ face to face.
It is wonderful, but why do I feel so guilty? Isn't men supposed to sit and watch TV or sleep while mommy sits up with the sick kids? Well, that is what all my friends' husbands does, but mine is so supportive and actively involved, it sometimes makes me feel like I'm not needed.