Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12.29.09 - A New Perspective

So last night and this morning, the Lord has had me thinking about what it truly means to love unconditionally, the Jesus type of love that surpasses any other. The Lord decided to use my husband to clearly display this type of love to me, so that I would gain a new perspective of what it really means.

Yesterday evening, as we were plodding our way through our daily routine (with a baby, I've realized there are certain things that have to get done each day, whether you feel up to it or not.) I began to realize a very special and honorable quality about my husband. As I was asking him to please load the dishwahser, get Liam's meds ready, do this, do that, I was struck by a sense of awe about his attitude. I realized that he always served and did what needed to be done with a joyful spirit, NEVER complaining or denying my requests, always looking to meet my needs and Liam's first, despite the fact he was probably exhausted from working all day too and just wanted to rest. I was humbled and convicted to say the least. My attitude never equally matched his, as I often mumble and groan, and sometimes go kicking and screaming (not literally, but you know what I mean when your tired) to take care of the things that needed tending to. Unbeknownst to him, the Lord was using him to teach me a very powerful lesson on love - that is to love others by serving them like you are serving the Lord himself. Dustin continues to do this everday, and as his wife, I am grateful, thankful and in awe of him for it.

This journey has been a tough road for both of us, but the lessons God is teaching me through it have been monumental...God purposed and spirit filled. We are storing up our riches in the throne room of His kingdom and that alone excites me. Thank God for my husband and the MANY lessons he has taught me.

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