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Friday, March 11, 2011

"My Husband Rocks" Friday ~ 3


One of the qualities that I admire most in my husband is his keen awareness of others' needs, and a willingness to be the one to help.  He is so good at giving his time and sharing his resources.  He never thinks about any cost to himself.

I confess that I have somewhat more of a selfish spirit.  I am often more concerned about me and mine, than worried about things that I don't think I can change.  Of course, God is not surprised by this part of me - and so he gave me my husband so that I wouldn't be too full of myself.  Of this, I am well aware.

Philippians 2:1-11 (The Message) says:
"If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top.  Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.  Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

"Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

"Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor
of God the Father."

A good reminder for me
* to be more selfless
* to appreciate that characteristic in my husband

How do you & your husband balance one another?
 


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1 comment:

  1. Great post Sal! My DH, as I so often say, is the balance to my imbalance, the calm to my storm and so much more. God definitely had a rockin' good game plan when he matched me up with my Mick!
    My sis started second round of chemo today. Was in better spirits than on her bd. (That was her worst day to date). Praying that this time the chemo gets all of the cancer.
    Thanks for all of your support and prayers again!
    Suz

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