How precious also are Your
thoughts to me. . . .How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they
would outnumber the sand.
Contcact your spouse sometime during the business of the
day. Have no agenda other than asking
how he or she is doing and if there is anything you could do for them.
The day was pretty busy, have lots to complete for month end
at work and hubby would have also been busy with being off with the kids as
well as his boss coming in from Cape Town for a branch visit. I didn’t bother
him much during the day. He Skype’d me in the morning to check in, we had our
little chat and then we let each other go. Sometime after lunch, I decided to
phone him to do today’s dare. No answer and phone went on to voicemail. I left
a message to say I was just checking in, wanting to know how he is doing and if
there was anything I could do for him. He Skype’d back a little later saying he
was sorry he missed my call, but he was doing fine. I replied that I was glad
he was doing ok, and asked again if I could do anything for him. He said no, he
is sure. The conversation turned to
medication that we are almost out of, so I asked him if he is going to gym or
go to the chemist (I didn’t think it was a good idea for him to gym with him
being sick and all) he said no, he would go to the chemist. I asked if I could
go to the chemist for him, but he said no he would go himself.
So, I tried doing something for him, but he was content
doing things for himself. It sometimes frustrates me a little that he does not
allow me to do things for him. He feels I do enough and I don’t need to “serve”
him as well. Being Afrikaans and my previous marriage being so “abusive” with a
ex who expected me to be his maid and not an equal partner, my beautiful
husband, is making sure I never feel like a worthless piece of nothing. It
makes it hard for me to do things for him, but at least offering to do them he
knows that I am prepared to do anything if he wants me to.
The evening was busy too. Hubby giving his car a clean and
vacuum, he has to pick up the boss from the airport… I made food did some
washing. We ate, bathed the kids, and then the most amazing thing happened. I
have been praying a lot on my husband and I praying together, and had mentioned
that when we were kids our families, never prayed together., but when I took
the bible to read to my kids, as I do every night, our son (2 years old) said
to my husband, he must sit with us, which he normally never does. This is his
time for packing lunch, having a smoke etc. So he did. I read bible to the
kids, they each got a turn to pray and then it is mommy’s turn, like always. So
God worked through our baby boy, to get us to have prayer and devotion time
together as a family. My husband “helped” our boy pray, so we all had a part in
this prayer time as a family! Praise God for the wonders He does. How awesome
My husband and I both had our devotion and prayer time again
when we went to bed. I thanked God for working in mysterious ways and for
making a “door” where I didn’t see one.
Philippians 4:6 – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray
about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for his
So sweet. Dont you just love when He works through the kids?
It is great that your husband is not a slave driver. But you do not need to keep asking to do things. Just do them. And show that you value him and doing things for him is something you enjoy.
Christ working through the kids to pray together is awesome. Take advantage of that and continue to grow as a family.
Gotta love those "door" moments. Great reminder for us to always Trust in Him and not be impatient. Thank you for the verse! Thanking Him for His answers...no matter what His answer is because His will is BEST!