Actuate Love

Your presence and watch care over me yesterday, Father, was so much appreciated it wasn’t like anything crazy almost happened – it was just a run-of-the-mill kind of day. But having You close – feeling Your love – is wonderful. May Your name be praised forever! Amen.

You have truly blessed me, Lord, with a beautiful companion. Sometimes I love her like there’s no tomorrow and try to show her that in as many ways as possible. Other days I still love her but I just take her for granted – I only think about me and for the most part ignore her needs altogether. Way too frequently, I let little things get blown out of proportion, I say things that should not be said or in ways, they should not be spoken.

Lord, as You know, we’ve had no big falling out or huge confrontation for quite some time. But as I look back over the last several days and weeks, the “love her like there’s no tomorrow” days seem to be way outnumbered by the “take her for granted” days. You know I love her and she knows I love her, Lord, but that loves needs fleshed out more.

A road sign that used to bug me was the one that said, “STOP HERE TO ACTUATE SIGNAL”. Why does it say “actuate” and not “activate”? I guess the device embedded in the pavement is actually called an “actuator” but regardless stopping at that spot causes the signal to change so I can turn.

Lord, every day may I have to stop whatever I am doing or thinking or saying and in doing so may I actuate my love for Karen. May I flesh it out. May I give it legs to move, arms to hold, lips to encourage. Enable me to not just say it, but to show it.

Feb 3rd, Fri, 6:29 am