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Not to long ago I was asked an important question. Do I love my husband as much as Jesus loves me? Now this is an interesting thought. One that until it was asked I had never really thought of. Yet, it would make a lot of sense for me to just say why sure I do. After all did not Jesus give us the perfect example of pure love. So I thought I would share with you what I found.
Jesus loves the Church enough to help when He is needed even though often times He receives nothing in return: My husband is always asking me to do things for him. Often times it is while I am totally absorbed in another activity. I believe the man has a “Bridget is busy” radar. I admit that there are times that I am very snippy when asked to do these simple requests. After all can he not see I am just as busy as he is? Or I will think back on times that I have asked him to help me and guess who forgot to do those things that I needed done. However me being snippy is the wrong attitude. Jesus is always fulfilling the needs of His children without asking anything in return. Should we not apply this same principle in our marriage?
Jesus loves us enough to listen whenever we speak to Him: I cannot count how many times I have been guilty of getting annoyed with my husband because he will decide he wants to talk to me while I am reading or watching a show he doesn’t particularly care for. I would return his “Dear can I talk to you?” with an annoyed sigh ***oops**. I cannot recall a time, however when I have gone to Jesus to talk and have felt as though my prayer is not being heard. I may not get the answer I wanted, but it is still heard none the less. Just as Jesus is always available to listen to me I need to be making sure that I am available to listen to my husband.
Jesus loves us enough to forgive and forget: Ever been in a heated discussion with Jesus and He through back at you something from your past, after you had asked to be forgive? Nope me either. Yet, I cannot tell you how many times I have done this same offense to my very own husband. We, as wives need to leave the past in the past. Plain and simple. Bringing up the past never helps the present problem; instead it only seems to make things worse. In fact, I believe a lot of times those past problems are brought up just to pick at a wound that we know could potentially hurt the very one we vowed never to cause harm to. This isn’t Jesus like behavior.
Jesus loves us enough to have agreed to pay the ultimate price for us: How many of us wives would be willing to sacrifice ourselves for our husbands? Not even that far, how many of us would be willing to put our spouse’s needs and wants before our own? My husband absolutely loves my chicken pie. It is the one thing I cook that I know he will be the first one to the table to receive it and the last one to leave. Yet I make it for him once a year (his birthday). Why you may ask? Because it takes a little work on my part to make it. Now, this is not the behavior that I should be showing my husband by any means. Instead, we need to be doing those things that are pleasing to our husbands. Things that make them happy.
I challenge you to sit down and take a long, hard look at how you treat your husband. Are your actions toward your husband the same kind of actions you would expect from Jesus? If you are like me, more than likely find areas that need improvements. And if you do then guess what, you are not alone 🙂
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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