I Died a Little Yesterday

September 24, 2010 — Leave a comment

I died a little bit more yesterday… died to myself.

Or at least gave it my best effort. And it’s a completely POSITIVE thing!

I’ll explain… in my own… weird… way.

I’ve been married now for 20 days (which has flown by like it was just a couple of days) and i’ learning that every day i need to “die” to myself a little more. I need to continue to learn about and dive more in to who my wife is, who God has made her and who she is growing in to, each and every day. I am learning that my life is not just MINE anymore… and it’s a “lesson” i am glad to be learning!

So, as i am writing this and trying to figure out just how to explain what i’m thinking, Bob Marley came on the overhead and just sang out “I wanna love you and treat you right; I wanna love you every day and every night” and that’s really what i’m trying to say!

I want and need to make my days about loving this wonderful gift of a woman God has blessed me with and treat her in the way she deserves. Love her, encourage her, laugh with her, cry with her, hold her, walk with her, lead where i need to lead, take her on an adventure… i could go on… but you get the point. And all those things require me learning to put myself second and make her first.

And you know something?

It is a lesson i am gladly learning… one day at a time.