Friday, March 27, 2009

LOVE DARE #'s 36-37-38

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Love is God’s Word

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

For some people, the Bible seems just too big to understand. It’s like an impossible challenge. They don’t know where or how to begin. But as a Christian, you’re not left alone to try grasping the major themse and dep meaenings of the Bible. The Holy Spirit, who now lives in your heart by way of salvation, is an illuminator of truth. And because of His internal lamp, the Scriptures are now yours to read, absorb, comprehend and live by. But first, you have got to commit to do it.

Wise couples build their house on the rock of God’s Word. That’s why you must determine to build your life and marriage on the solid rock of the Bible, and then you can plan on a srtonger fruture, no matter how bad the storms get.

TODAY’S DARE: Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily Bible reading with you. Begin submitting each eara of your life to its guidance and start building on the rock!


Love agrees in prayer.

If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by my Father. Matthew 18:19

If someone told you that by changing one thing about your marriage, you could guarantee with near 100 percent assurance that your life together would significantly improve, you would at least want to know what it was. And for many godly couples, that “one thing” is the daily practice of praying together.

When you were joined together as husband and wife, God gave you a wedding gift – a permanent prayer partner for life.

TODAY’S DARE: Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it’s in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements and needs before the lord. Don’t forget to thank him for his provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.


Love fulfills dreams

Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

What is something your sppuse would really, really, love? And how often do you ask yourself this question?

Common sense tells us we can’t give our wife or husband everything they might like. Our budgets and account balances tell us we probably couldn’t afford it anyway. And even if we could, it might not be good for us. Or for them.

But perhaps you’ve let “no” become too quick a response. Perhaps you have let this negative default setting become too reasoned and rational, too automatic. What if instead of dismissing the thought, you did your best to honor it. What might happen if the one thing they said you’d never do for them became the next thing you did?
Christ is your model. He’s the One your love is designed to imitate. Though you weren’t a likely candidate for His love, He gave it anyway. He paid the price.
Dreams and desires come in all shapes and sizes. But love takes careful notice of eachone.

TODAY’S DARE: Ask yourself what your mate would want if it was obtainable. Commit this to prayer and start maping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires, to whatever level you possibly can.

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