Time for an update on how the Dares and Challenges are going.
Thus far, I’ve done Days 1 – 5 of the Husband Encouragement Challenge and Days 1-3 of the Love Dare. I blogged about the first few days so this is Days 3-5 of the Challenge and Days 2-3 of the Dare.
The Challenges first:
Day 3 – For this Challenge, I was asked to not say anything negative or unkind to my husband and also to appreciate him for his kindness. The Bible Verses were
“…love suffers long, and is kind…” 1 Cor. 13:4
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by ChristJesus.” Phil. 4:19
Remember, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. And add to that: Commit at least one random act of kindness today toward your spouse – an unexpected gesture of some sort.
Make note of what you did and how it was recieved. What are you learning so far?
Funny, the not saying anything negative goes right in sync with the Challenges so I did not have to remember that one specially. Right. Random act of kindness…well, I can’t think of anything that qualifies right now. I love doing stuff for him and many times go out of my way to make sure he’s ok. Does that qualify as a random act of kindness?
Love Dare Day 3 – Love is not selfish… “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor” Romans 12:10
It’s hard to care for what you don’t invest in. Put your money where your mouth is; buy your spous a ‘just because’ gift today. Something small, something that is meanigful to THEM. (please note that ‘ TO THEM’)
What did u give? How did they respond? What did that response reveal to you?
I don’t have any money of my own and it seemed kinda weird to take money from him to by him a present. So I improvised and made his favourite dish for him instead. He was so full of gratitude especially as he has not been really coming to terms with Asian cuisine 🙂
So that’s how far I’ve gone on the challenges and dares. The challenge is really a challenge for me but I think I’m seeing positive feedback from dh. It’s a bit too soon to tell though so I’ll keep watching. One thing I have realised is that I really cannot do this by myself. So I am relying a lot on God’s grace to get me through. I find myself chaffing at the bits to let him know my mind every now and then. I don’t know how many times I have had to bite back a tart remark (I didn’t know I had such an evil tongue!) I am taking it one day at a time. Like we say in Nigeria, God dey (God is sufficient).