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What have you done for me lately?

Give and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you Luke 6:38. Many times, we are so quick to talk about these popular verses in the bible and apply them to our finances, but fail to remember that they apply to other areas of our lives too, and it is time we started applying them in our marriages too. You may be wondering how that applies because you are so used to applying it to your finances, but how much better it would be for our marriages if we started applying them in our relationship with each other. For instance, if you need and want kindness, sow kindness; if you want friendship, sow friendship and if you need love, sow love. So, instead of growling, whining and nagging at your spouse, be loving and kind unconditionally. Simply make it a point to sow whatever you need in your marriage.

Giving creates a memorial before God, and it can create the same for your spouse too. Giving to your spouse should be practiced whether or not he or she is deserving of it; give a special gift that can change the mood in your home and marriage forever; something loving and sacrificial, like the woman with the alabaster box did, like the infinite and unconditional love of God that caused Him to give his son. Let your gift leave an aroma that will linger for a good long time with your spouse. I often smile when I see the rim of number plates that read, “I am not spoiled; my husband just loves me.” You don’t have to give your wife a car, and you don’t have to buy your husband the newest and most expensive of toys, but you can most certainly do something you have never done before, blow her away with a sacrificial act, show him how much he is appreciated and honored by your unconditional giving. Make your spouse feel so loved and special that you loved them enough to do something so beautiful and sacrificial for them. Let your giving create an aroma, a memorial that will open up a jar of fragrant aroma in your home and one that can be smelled all around him or her wherever he or she goes for a long time to come.

The fragrant aroma of Christ; God’s sacrificial giving, is still being smelled and enjoyed two thousand years later, that is something worthwhile that God’s unconditional love did and still remains relevant today and till tomorrow; that is what HE has done for you lately. So I ask, what you have done for me lately?