Good Clicks Sunday – Dare #8
Happy Easter everyone! May God bless you and your family on this beautiful day! May you be uplifted by the power and beauty of the Gospel – that Christ came to live a perfect life, that God’s wrath was poured out on His Only Son and Christ went through death on a cross to make us right, holy, pure, and blameless before our Father God and King, and that He rose again on the 3rd day, this day, conquering sin and death, rising to eternal glory next to the Father in heaven, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin, but now servants to righteousness, and might one day be reunited with Him for all eternity!
On Sundays, I will typically include links which I call “good clicks.” Read them at your leisure, and pick one or two that inspires you to love on your husband in an extra special way! ;o)
#1 God values life. He values His children. He values you. Values are important to God as they help determine and are reflected in a person’s character. While you are already married (as you are doing this dare), it never hurts to reevaluate your values. Take this challenge with your spouse, and each of you, without talking to the other first, write down your top five values from this list of 40 Make-or-Break-Values Questions, or make a list on your own.
Ask yourself these questions: What are your similarities? What are your differences? Are your values God-honoring? Where do you need to improve in your values life? Where are you doing well in your values? How do your thoughts and actions make these values manifest? Spend time praying together that you would have a godly values-centered marriage.
#2 Do something artsy and creative together. God created in the beginning – it’s good theology. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk. Decorate Easter eggs together. Paint, sculpt, draw, color, etc. Don’t worry about staying inside the lines. Dare to be a little crazy! Use this time together as a way of expressing your love for God through your art and creativity. Tell God through your piece of art just how much the Gospel message means to you.
#3 Beautiful suggestion: Praying for each other – at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. Adam and I have been praying together before bed since we were dating (when we did so over the phone). Now with Adam working night shifts, I really really appreciate when he calls during his break to pray for me before I go to sleep, and I’ve been praying over him before he heads out to work. I am so proud to be married to a man who values prayer!