I’m thinking I could expand these thoughts to all those I love.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. Zechariah 4.10
1. I have to start.
2. I have to start small.
Sometimes things don’t happen because we don’t do anything to make them
happen. Or, things don’t happen because we let things go prematurely…and don’t keep working at them.
What little things could you do to start thinking, or behaving in a different way with your spouse?
Don’t go to huge things. Think small. Little loving actions you can do or encouraging words that you can say that will help the situation.
I wrote an article at Examiner.com this weekend that might encourage, or inspire you in your thinking.
Don’t wait to make amends with your spouse
April 18, 9:02 Nashville Marriage Examiner Stu Gray
Today is the best day to start working on your marriage.
Imagine that you knew that today was your last day on earth.
How would you act with your spouse?
How would you love better?
Would you forgive silly things?
What would you say to your spouse to let them know you loved them?
Would you make amends with your kids, or inlaws?
Would you let go of unhealthy expectations and enjoy your time together?
Would you make love as much as you were able?
Would you enjoy the intimacy of hugs, snuggles and handholding even more?
Would you spend time appreciating your spouse, then expressing what they mean to you?
Would you encourage them to be the best that they could be after you were gone?
Would you try to make as many memories as you possibly could – so your spouse would remember you fondly?
Here’s the Deal: It could be your last day on earth. How would it be if your spouse didn’t know how much you loved them – that your last day here on earth was wasted because you were holding a grudge against them, and they didn’t even know it?
Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy.
Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.
She does not behave unbecomingly, nor seek to aggrandize herself,
nor blaze out in passionate anger, nor brood over wrongs.
She finds no pleasure in injustice done to others, but joyfully sides with the truth.
She knows how to be silent. She is full of trust, full of hope, full of patient endurance.
Love never fails.
And so there remain Faith, Hope, Love–these three;
and of these the greatest is Love.
1Corinthians 13:4-8,13 WNT
Trust God for your day…Today