Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 2 'Love Is Kind'

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32 KJV)

Breaking down Kindness
Gentleness: You speak the truth in LOVE

Meeting the needs of the moment.(example: housework,a listening ear,ect

Kindness Inspires you to be agreeable.

Initiative: Kindness thinks ahead, then takes the first step. The one to greet first, smile first, serve first, and forgive first.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: [4] So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:3-4 KJV)

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. (Proverbs 31:26 KJV)

Day Two Dare
In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.


What discoveries about love did you make today? What specifically did you do in this dare? How did you show kindness?


Peggy said...

I don't know that I made any new discoveries... I did hear the magical words "I Love you" a few times:) I must be doing something right! I did small litle things - I brought my hubby a soda in the morning (up to our room) he LOVES his soda! Later while he was working, I broght him a couple of his favorite oatmeal cookies for a snack. We both worked on a tedious project together, but I would have done that regardless:)

GraceFromHim said...

Peggy, me too. I didn some simple things, but I did blow it at one point on keeping from saying anything negative :( He had a difficult day and he was sharing with me about some of the other guys at work giving him a hard time
on what he had to spend that day for the company (He is a manager for a construction company). He has a budget but with the economy they have laid a ton of people off and so they were pretty streched.

They put him in that position to make the best descision for the company.

Anyhow, I made a bad descision to voice my opinion :(
He said to me "You know, I get second guessed at work and I really don't like being second guessed at home" OOOOOPS.... I knew as soon as it came out that it was the WRONG thing to say. I needed to THINK before I spoke instead of letting what was in my heart to flow out. He made light of it and was not upset by no means BUT he did not need that from he.
I guess I just have to keep working at it..

Thanks for sharing Peggy