Has anyone said these words to you, “I am willing to lay my life for you,” I am willing to die for you?”
Hearing or saying these statements will need a great commitment and greater love for the other person. All I can say is, these words are heavy as they seem to be.
When people talk about “Love” our default mode is to think about our partner, spouse or a person very close to us. It’s normal, so don’t worry it’s not a bad thing.
Majority of us will agree that we are not ready to die yet (not at this time Lord). But dying for someone does not always implicate a physical death.
“Sometimes we just need to do some sacrificial acts that will result a better outcome or satisfaction for the other person.” – #gv
Like most people today, me and my wife works in shifting schedules. Most of the time we hardly meet each other. Our schedule is mostly like this or vice versa: My wife will go to work and I just finished my duty; I’m out from work will go back home and will see her sleeping, the moment she’s about to wake up, it’s time for me to sleep. This kind of cycle has been going on for a few months now.
But… One day I decided to interrupt my sleep, just to spend quality time with my wife. Because I know quality time “QT” is very important for her. So even though I love to sleep, I sacrificed my comfort just to be with my wife on that short period of time, before she goes to work.
It’s like a eureka moment, that I’m giving so much time in my work, in the gym, other people, in the church or ministry. So, why can’t I do it to my wife? It means it is never too late, as long as I’m alive I can always love my wife unconditionally.
You know what? Jesus is the greatest example for dying and laying his life for someone. He did that not to boast or to show off. He did that because He loves us all so dearly.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
Question: When is the last time you spent quality time with your spouse? What small or big sacrifices do you need to make or change(s) just to meet your spouse needs?