Sunday, February 24, 2013

Love Dare Catch-Up: Days 23-26

Dare 23:  Love Always Protects

Remove anything that is hindering your relationship--any addiction or influence that is stealing your heart away from your spouse.

Dare 24:  Love Vs. Lust

End it now.  Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it.  Single out every lie you've swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it.  Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom.  It must be killed and destroyed--today--and replaced with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.

Day 25 (Monday):  Love Forgives

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.

Day 26 (Tuesday):  Love is Responsible

Take time to pray through your areas of wrongdoing.  Ask for God's forgiveness, then humble yourself enough to admit them to your spouse.  Do it sincerely and truthfully.  Ask your spouse for forgivenss as well.  No matter how they respond, make sure you cover your responsibility in love.  Even if they respond with criticism, accept it by receiving it as counsel.

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