Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a wonderful one! We are back home, Barry is gone to work and I have been washing clothes -you girls know how I feel about washing clothes LOL! It’s so nice when you get it done and you can actually put that aside for 12 minutes – then here we go again HAHA!
I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to write about today and I keep going back to sacrifice. We sacrifice daily for our families, friends, spouses, giving to charitable causes and so much more. I got to thinking about what it means to sacrifice when you are a Christian. I tithe, I give to others when I can ( I love to give – it makes me feel good), I put aside times in my daily routine to spend time in the Bible (not like I should, but I am working on it), and prayer time.
I was laying on the couch at the beach, Barry had already fallen asleep and I thought what do I sacrifice for him? He sacrifices daily for us, he always makes sure we have, he does most of the grocery shopping, he will run errands when I need him too. Overall he sacrifices more than I do at times. I know marriage is a give and take and sometimes marriage is not quite the fairy tale we thought it would be.
I thought about these small sacrifices we all do each day, but it will never compare to the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us. It says for us to be more like Him, even in the small things. People notice these “little things” and why is that important? Because the non-believer can see Jesus in us.
So slow down, open that door for a stranger (even if they don’t say thank you), let a car in when things are backed up, pay it forward when you buy your meal, it’s the little things that just may touch someone. And that’s when God can swoop in and use that gesture to plant a seed in their heart. It sounds so simple, but those little things can be used by God. And that is what we want- we want God to use us, whether it is small or big.
I notice the things about Barry that totally get on my last nerve all the time HA! Rarely do I tell him the little things I notice that he does that mean so much to me. I think that may be from being married so long and we get comfortable and used to each other – or maybe I’m just lazy in giving him thanks. I laid there on that couch and made a promise to myself, I would tell him something positive daily. (I wonder how long it will be before he notices it??? – I will let you girl know LOL). They say these type of things are contagious, so if I can spread something – I will spread love and gratitude!
Have a happy Sunday ladies – do you find yourself thinking like this? Getting comfortable and not saying anything because it’s the “norm”? It’s so easy to not say anything, to not say hello to strangers, but it is so gratifying to show someone they mean something and they matter! To be sure I can do this at lea
Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a safe and relaxing Sunday!!
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