How’s the Love Dare Challenge going so far? Everyone keeping up? On to the next 5 days!
Love is Satisfied in God
The Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire. – Isaiah 58:11
Be intentional today about making time to pray and read your bible. Try reading a chapter out of Psalms or Proverbs each day, or reading a chapter in the gospel book of John. As you do, immerse yourself in God’s love and find rest in the promises and peace He has for you. This will add to your growth as you walk with Him.
Love is Faithful
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. – Hosea 2:20
Love is a choice, not a feeling. It is an initiated action, not an impulsive reaction. Choose today to be committed to love even if your spouse has lost most of their interest in receiving it. Say to them today, in words similar to these, “I love you. Period. And no matter what you do, I will never stop loving you.”
Love Always Protects
[Love] always protects. – 1 Corinthians 13:7
Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that is stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse.
Love vs. Lust
The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. – 1 John 2:17
End it now. Identify any obsession or object of lust in your life and let go of it. Expose any lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back closet. It must be killed and destroyed today. Focus on thanking God that He and what He provides can satisfy you and meet all your needs.
What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:10
Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to ‘forgive us our debts’ each day, we must ask Him to help us ‘forgive our debtors’ each day as well. Unforgiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart, ‘I choose to forgive.’
We’re bad at reading in our bibles. We are doing this study and a daily devo, but we need to make time for even a chapter a day in the bible. We’ve said the dare in Day 22 at the beginning of our relationship, but it’s always helpful to establish/reestablish. I’m not sure if we have an obsession/object/addiction…maybe technology? But I think we keep it in check; if we don’t, we usually recognize it and say something and then spend quality time together.
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