Monday, August 22, 2011

A Challenge for the Chicks

Yesterday Eric was speaking at church and I was able to sneak in the back once things in the kids area got settled and I was finished telling the Bible story to the Pre-schoolers.  I try not to be one of those people that walk in late and try and find a seat, I just stay towards the back and listen.  Sometimes I can not even see the person I stage, so I just soak it all in with my ears.  Yesterday I could see Eric, see his passion for God and for His people when he was up on stage.  It never gets old listening to Eric preach, and I still get butterflies in my stomach when he goes on.  I am constantly praying for God to speak through him and for people to pay attention. 

After the first service someone came up to me and said "I was watching you while Eric was speaking and I could see the love you have for him in your eyes.  I don't go looking for that you know, but I know it when I see it."  At first I was like "you were watching me?!''  Hopefully I didn't do anything embarrassing or adjust anything I shouldn't in public, ahem.  So after the weirdness went away a little bit, I really thought about what this man said to me.  And it really challenged me. 

I am the first to admit I do not always longing gaze at Eric...sometimes I have annoyance in my eyes, or just pure frustration in my eyes when I look at him.  I am not always perfect at loving Eric, or always speaking great things of him in public.  I never speak harshly of him, but I do joke and make fun, maybe a little too much at times. 

So here is my challenge to you, and to me...what do your eyes say about your husband?  If people saw you looking at your husband what would they say your eyes are like?  Do they show love, compassion, affection? Or annoyance, frustration, and irritation?

It's a pretty sobering thought because you never know who is looking at you...  

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Such a great challenge! It's so awesome that someone noticed and told you that!

Holly said...

A little freaky to know someone was watching you but it was so nice what they said. I know I don't always have adoring eyes! I am sure mine are annoyed a lot of the time and maybe a little bloodshot since I'm tired a lot!

Kristin said...

I loved this post! I think it says a lot that this man noticed the love you have for Eric. That is really something special.....even though it might be weird that he was watching you. Haha! I know I'm not always the adoring wife, but this challenges me to think more about how I treat Morgan and to be an encourager to him!

Becca said...

I really enjoyed this post. I think it is so great that someone told you that. So sweet =)I know there are definitely moments when my eyes are filled with nothing but irritation towards my husband. It certainly wouldn't hurt to adore him a tad bit more!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Awesome post, sweet Kate!!! Really great word picture...and great example of the way we should be looking at our husbands. A friend of mine recently paid me a similar compliment (although I don't always have adoring eyes either!). She brought me back a pink mug with Minnie on it from Disney, and said that it reminded her of me...because of the way Minnie looked at Mickey with this adoring gaze, the way she said I look at Tim and my boys. That should be our goal (although I often fall short). But, if I could be remembered a certain way, I hope it would be that I loved my husband...and my family well.

What a precious gift the love that man saw in your eyes for Eric. Love it!