Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Love is thoughtful
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. - Psalm 139: 17-18
Love thinks. It's not a mindless feeling that rides on waves of emotion and falls asleep mentally. It keeps busy in thought, knowing that loving thoughts precede loving actions.
When you first met your husband, you spent many hours dreaming of him and the things you talked about and did together. Things tend to change after we get married. We let our focus change to our jobs, friends, problems, personal desires, etc.
Love requires thoughtfulness -- on both sides -- the kind that builds bridges through the constructive combination of patience, kindness, and selflessness. Love teaches us how to meet in the middle, to respect and appreciate how our husband uniquely thinks.
When was the last time you spent a few minutes thinking about how you could better understand and demonstrate love to your husband?
Purpose to contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day. Have no agenda other than asking how they are doing and if there is anything you could do for them.