A Growing Marriage - May 12, 2006 - The Joy of Serving
Dr. Chapman makes this quote in one of his emails this month:
"Service is a mark of greatness.
Why not apply this truth to your marriage?
Ask God to bring to your mind,
one act of service you can do for your spouse each day.
Then, do it as though you were doing it for Jesus.
You will learn the joy of service. "
It made me think about something........
What do you all think about using the month of June, to do one act of service each day for our spouse, in honor of the month of the Sacred Heart? We could offer it up in reparation to the Sacred heart for all of the sins against marriage. And, especially for any special intentions for our own marriage.
Some of us could list what we do..............just a few each day, it might inspire the others.
Even if it were something we were going to do anyway, like iron his work shirts, we could do it with a prayerful purpose in mind.
I don't remember sending this post, what, SIX?? years ago??? But, I was thrilled to find it.
It is such a clever idea. :) I really think I need a focus like that right now. I have already started.....I am chipping away at hot spots.
The hope chest in my room has been cleared off for days.
Got two cupboards in my kitchen reduced and organized. Everything fits now!
My own spouse likes everything decluttered and efficient. The poor guy married me, an excellent organizer, but not the best manager. My plan is to make headway in clearing out clutter....even if it is fifteen minutes at a time.
I have a bunch of "hand-me-down" stuff on my porch.....I think I will try to get at least one thing put away each day. That will be a good start. I will offer it up for him.
Another way to approach this: ask your husband each morning, or the evening before, what one thing he would like for you to do for him this day. My friend has recently placed a white board and has told her husband, if it is not written down on the board....she will not remember to get it done. Since implementing the white board, she says after he leaves for work, the family takes care of that one task first thing in the order of their day. He is a much more satsified man. She appreciates that.
What say you? Want to find Joy In Serving? Where will you start?