Sunday, October 11, 2015

Take Note of the Little Things

I usually do my daily devotions during the morning, that's the best time of my day, when I am awake and alert. Today being a weekend, I had many other "distractions" that kept me away from my quiet time with my Heavenly Father, and I only had time to sit alone on my own around late afternoon.

As I sat down before my computer getting ready to retreat away from the day's of hustle and bustle, I chanced upon a super old devotion which I've missed previously (disclaimer: I subscribe to various online daily devotional hence I do missed some that came into my email). To my surprise (well I really shouldn't be surprise, God in His sovereignty knew I would open up this devotion today), the message got me really thinking.
"Oftten in marriage — especially if there are children in the picture — we spend so much time just getting life done. Keeping up the house. Making appointments. Tending to the yard work. Shuttling children. Paying bills. And we stop noticing the little things about our spouses — the stuff we used to notice all the time when we were dating."

Indeed, life has gotten in between us, and I have neglected many areas of the little things about my husband. I felt challenged by the message in the devotion (rather message from God), to take notice of my husband in the little things once again and...
"In a culture of selfies and selfishness, let’s purpose to take notice of our spouse’s interests and show them love in even the smallest of ways."
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)


Michelle said...

Each one of us needs spiritual food daily especially to us, parents. We need to set a good example for our kids and bible is our guide. Bible is the word of God. I'm deeply touched with your post. Thank you.

Mamabliss said...

Thank you Michelle for stopping by my blog and leaving me an encouraging message :) yes you are right, we need to plug into our Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit for strength and guidance as we walk in this world daily so that we can also guide our kids accordingly.