Monday, February 7, 2011

love dare. day 30. love brings unity..

Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have forgiven Me, that they may be one even as We are.-John 17:11
Love brings unity
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.

Questions for you:

  • Did the Lord open your eyes to anything new that might be giving fuel to this point of disagreement?
  • How do you intend to respond?
  • What do you hope to see God do in your spouse as well?

I'm sorry.. I don't have alot of time..its late and I'm really tired..we are almost there! Keep going no matter what tries encouraged you will be rewarded with blessings beyond measure! Thanks for stopping by love ya mean it! Stephanie

image stylemepretty/book excerpts from the love dare by Alex and Stephen Kendrick


Out in the Fields said...

I've gotten a little behind on these as I've just not been feeling well, but I had an opportunity tonight to address a huge issue in a very non-threatening way and we had complete unity when we were done. I think it kind of covers all 3 of the last dares! A biggy!

Connie Lou said...

I just love your photos and the encouragement you give through these posts and challenges.

Julie said...

This one I feel was what I talked about in the prior post. I think any below the surface division was his feeling I was NOT "wholeheartedly" looking at moving to Iowa. I think he could tell I was holding back, not driven to make it happen here on this end in NC, and he was right...
but that has been addressed and I am now moving closer to WHOLE- hearted acceptance of the fact. It does make him (and me too) feel much more confidence and peace about it. So, having to read these dares, and do a self-inventory of myself has been FRUITFUL! Thanks Stephanie. I appreciate your extra time and effort to get these posted when it is the end of the day and you are spent! Hugs to you. Who knows how many women are reading these, and just not commenting, yet being "dared" to inspect their hearts and see error on their part and then treat their hubbies differently!? woot! :-)

Lisa notes... said...

Julie is so right, Stephanie. Who knows the number of marriages that are being helped by your diligence in this Dare?

I'm on vacation of sorts this week with my husband on business travel, so it's hard to think of things we're not in unity on this week! ha. But not to worry; something will come up... And I pray I'll be prepared to give a godly response.