Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Love Dare - Day 29 - 34


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Day 29 - Love's Motivation

Ephesians6:7 (HCSB) "Render service with a good attitude, as to the LORD and not to men."

Today's dare: Before you see your spouse again today, pray for them by name & for their needs. Whether it comes easy for you or not, say "I Love You." then express love to them in some tangible way. Go to GOD in prayer again, thanking HIM for giving you the privilege of loving this one special person -- unconditionally, the way HE loves both of you.



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Day 30 - Love Brings Unity

John 17:11 "Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are."

Today's dare: Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the LORD to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that HE would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking GOD for unity.




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Day 31 - Love and Marriage

Genesis 2:24 "A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh."

T
oday's dare: Is there a "leaving" issue that you haven't been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependant upon it. Follow this matter with a commitment to your spouse and to GOD to make your marriage the top priority over ever other human relationship.




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Day 32 - Love Meets Sexual Needs

I Corinthians 7:3 "The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband."

Today's dare: If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your husband or wife today. Do this in a way that honors what your spouse has told you (or implied to you) about what they need from you sexually. Ask GOD to make this enjoyable for both of you as well as a path to greater intimacy.




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Day 33 - Love Completes Each Other

Ecclesiastes 4:11 "If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?"

Today's dare: Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.




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Day 34 - Love Celebrates Godliness

I Corinthians 13:6 "[Love] does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth."

Today's dare: Find a specific, recent example when your spouse demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way. Verbally commend them for this at some point today.

2 comments:

~Quasimodo~ said...

Awww, I put Love Dare down after Day 10 and never picked it up again. You've inspired me to pick it up and do it today! :)

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Quasi ~
I admit I have been lax in reading to the next day's dare, thus is why the updates have had more time in between. However, I had been focusing on and practicing the dare's of days past that I had done and read. So "technically" I guess you could say I was sill in the process of it.