Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16
Continuing our theme of the Five Love Languages, this week we’re looking at Gifts.
Sometimes this can seem a bit of negative gift as perhaps it makes the person look materialistic but actually it’s SO much more than that. It’s more about thoughtfulness. Naturally remembering birthdays is important, but if gifts is your spouses love language, they will probably love it if you celebrate anniversaries of all kinds of things; first date, engagement, house move.
They will love the thought that you put into the gift, that you genuinely wanted to think about something that would make them feel special about who they are and not necessarily what they do. (Be careful about buying household items (i.e. hoover) for your partner if that’s part of their role!).
It doesn’t have to cost lots of money sometimes just a favourite magazine or surprise coffee is all the thought it takes to make your spouse feel special. For some, even the packaging is exciting!
We have a thoughtful God who blesses us abundantly with many gifts and he wants us to abundantly bless others. How are we doing with blessing each other at the moment? What thoughtful gifts would we like to give/receive?
Prayer (as a couple)
Lord, thank you for the many gifts you have given us. Please teach us how to be joyful givers to each other. Amen
Prayer (for others)
Lord, we pray for _____ and _____ please give then insight as to how they can better show love to each other. Amen.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. Pierre Corneille