Saturday, February 5, 2011

love dare. day 28. love makes sacrifices...

He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.- 1 John 3:16
Love makes sacrifices
I just want to point out something a little funny to the book it asks...Is he hungry? (sexually) Is she thirsty? (needing time and attention) Do people die from thirst or hunger first? just wondering..hehee.. Sorry... does he feel like a stranger? (insecure in his work needing home to be a refuge?) Is she naked? (frightened or ashamed needing covering of your loving affirmation?) is he sick? (physically tired?) does she feel in prison?(needing safety and intervention?)
Today's dare
What is one of the greatest needs in your spouse's life right now? Is there a need you could lift from their shoulders today by a daring act of sacrifice on your part? Whether the need is big or small, purpose to do what you can to meet the need.
Questions for you:
  • How much of your mates stress is caused by your lack of concern or initiative?
  • When you express a desire to help, how did they receive it?
  • Are there other needs you could meet?

Congratulations on your efforts this far! Keep your chin up! Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie

image unknown/ book excerpts from the "love dare" by Alex and Stephen Kendrick


Dianna said...

This one will be challenging because I'm not really sure how to meet the need, even though I know what the need is.

Carroll had an eye appointment this week. It appears that the optic nerve in his right eye is thinning, as a result of his glaucoma. The reality is that when it thins to the point that it is no more, he will be blind in that eye. He's been very quiet and rather withdrawn ever since. So...I know the need.

I have tried to cheer him up, but maybe what I need to do is cheer him on? Appreciate the prayers of the ladies I'm growing so close to by doing this challenge together.

Julie said...

This one was timely, along with so many other things/readings God is using to speak to me and move me about our circumstances right now.
Greatest Need in my spouse's life right now, fully verbalized, no guessing??? to have me there with him in Iowa. How much stress is caused by my lack of initiative...I told him today, after he answered a question for me...that I was intentional on coming to Iowa...He needed to hear that. My priorities have been more focused on what was here and now than on being concerned to do what needs to be done...(get going) to make the move happen.
I know that my telling him I was ready to make it happen made him happy and hopeful. I know he needs to know I am ready to leave HERE.. to come and be with him THERE. So I am thankful for today's post working with other get me to this point. Hugs to you Stephanie.

Out in the Fields said...

So glad I had the opp to go and tell my husband that I had not meant to put any expectations on him in a conversation we'd had just prior to checking the love dare for that day!
Amazing how often these dares are right on target for that moment!