Fix his water.
I read Scripture and took notes on how to walk in love for over a week and prayed for God to show me practical ways to love the people around me. But, I almost missed it when He told me something to do.
In the stillness of a recent morning, I sat at the dining room table surrounded by my Bibles, journal, and note pads having some quiet time, study time, and writing time before Bill went to work and the kids woke up and started their day.
Fix his water before he goes to the kitchen.
I smiled when I caught on. God answered my prayers.
But, I kept writing a little longer.
I thought, I hear you, God. Thank you for answering my prayer. I’ll do that in just a minute.
And I kept putting pen to paper.
Stop writing and go fix his water.
So, I fixed my husband a cup of ice water to take to work and had it ready when he came out of our bedroom.
On weekday mornings around 6:30, I stand in the kitchen and talk with Bill while he is getting his lunch ready for work. Recently, he started asking me to fix a cup of water for him as he made his sandwich.
The first time he asked me to help him – in the spring once the kids and I were home under quarantine and weren’t up getting ready for school and work – my first thought was, Nobody helps me get my stuff ready before I go to work. In fact, I do a lot of stuff the night before so I’m prepared and can get everything together quickly in the morning…
But, I don’t want to think thoughts like that. I want to be a respectful wife and help my husband when he needs me.
After all, I prayed for God to reveal to me practical ways to show love to others. Study of scripture showed me over and over that God expects believers to consider others’ needs and interests above our own.
And that’s what God told me to do: stop writing, something I like to do and am typically doing this same time every morning, and fix Bill’s water, something I knew would be helpful to him.
In next week’s blog post, I’ll share some of the scripture I found that explained exactly what Christian’s were to do to walk in love.