How are you doing? Hanging in there? Boy, this gets hard at times..while starting with good intentions is all good..life has a way of making things challenging..lol I have found that lack of time is our enemy! lol But I believe that taking what you do have and making it quality can make all the difference! Day 22
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.-Hosea 2 :20
Love is faithful
Hosea the prophet completely has me in awe! "Against all logic and propriety, God instructed him to marry a prostitute. He wanted Hosea's marriage to show what Heaven's unconditional love looks like toward us"...this part of scripture is truly amazing because he went through so much with this woman and yet God called him to go and reaffirm his love for his wife despite what she was doing. Luke 6:27-28 says"Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." And in Luke 6:32-33 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same."
Love is a choice, not a feeling. It is an initiated action, not a knee jerk 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. I choose to love you even if you don't love me in return.
Questions for you:
- Why is this kind of love impossible without the love of Christ beating in your heart?
- How does His presence within you enable you to love, even when it's primarily one-sided?
A big one this time..be encouraged! Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie
image unknown book excerpts from the "love dare" by Alex and Stephen Kendrick