Respect dare series – day 38 – Accept it

Song of Songs 1:6

Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!

Song of Songs 2:2-3

He: As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women.

She: As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

It is beautiful to be redefined by Glenn’s love and praise, and redefine how he views himself through my love and praise. The example above in Song of Songs is mainly referencing the physical, but it doesn’t have to be. It could be regarding our talents, receipt of someone’s time, or accepting gifts.

For example, Glenn tried to buy me a few small cacti plants the other day to make me smile. I loved the gesture, but I turned him down. Why? I didn’t feel I “needed” them. So instead of accepting his love, I turned it away. Silly girl! God told me off later :p Accepting his love through gifts is an area I need to grow in.

My action for today: Allow Glenn to spoil me through gifts. Yes, we have to be responsible with our finances, but God also asks us (a) to live generously, which I prevented Glenn from doing the other day, and (b) Jesus, himself, allowed the disciples to feast with the Bridegroom and allowed a woman to anoint His feet with expensive perfume in a gesture of love.

My prayer for today:  Again I am reminded that you are truly the Giver of Good Gifts! You gave me an amazing husband who is building me up in his love and giving. Help me to accept his love, praise, and gestures of romance. In Christ’s name, Amen.

Accept love gifts


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