Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Do it for LOVE!

One day after I was married, I had a large meeting at work.  I worked as a paralegal at a large law firm downtown.  We had the meeting all set up, and someone asked for a cup of coffee, and another person for a glass of water.  My boss asked repeatedly for MANY things!  I hustled and bustled and got everything together for everyone in top notch order...

Then I went home...  and my HUSBAND asked me for something...  and I thought why don't you get it yourself...  And I was expected to pick up something of his...  and I thought why do I have to pick up after him?...

And the thought STRUCK me and STUCK with me that if I do those things for MONEY at work, why couldn't I do them for LOVE at home??!!

I decided that if I didn't complain about doing things at work because I got PAID FOR IT; that I would do it at home for my husband because I LOVE HIM!

Challenge:  Decide to do things for your husband not grudgingly, but cheerfully, FOR LOVE.

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].”  (2Cor 9:7 AMP)

1 comment:

Gabe ♥ Hannah said...

i can still hear you saying "you are supposed to treat the ones you love the most the best!"