Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

Here is the quotes from Love Dare from the last week and for this week.

Day 8: Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire. –Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV
Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.
Day 9: Greet one another with a kiss of love. 1 Peter 5:14
Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.
Day 10: God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse-something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her/his car. Clean the Kitchen. Buy his/her favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.
Day 11: Husband’s ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. Ephesians 5:28
What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run the errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says,”I cherish you” and do it with a smile.
Day 12: Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4
Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.
Day 13: If a house divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. Mark 3:25
Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not for this, then write out your own personal rules to fight by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs.
Day 14: Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life. Ecclesiastes 9:9
Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they’d really like to work on. Just be together.
Day 15: Live with your wives in an understanding way…and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life. 1 Peter 3:7
Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door for her. It might be putting his clothes way for him. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your mate that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.
Day 16: Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2
Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.
Day 17: He who covers over an offensive promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 NIV
Determine to guard your mate’s secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse, and resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.
Day 18: How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13
Prepare a special dinner at home, just for the two of you. The dinner can be as nice as you prefer. Focus this time on getting to know your spouse better, perhaps in areas you’ve rarely talked about. Determine to make it an enjoyable evening for you and your mate.
Day 19: Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
Look back over the dares from previous days. Were there some that seemed impossible to you? Have you realized your need for God to change your heart and to give you the ability to love? Ask him to show you where you stand with him, and ask for the strength and grace to settle your eternal destination.
Day 20: While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6
Dare to take God at his word. Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray, “Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. But you have shown your love for me by dying to forgive my sins, and you have proven your power to save me from death by your resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by your grace.”
Day 21: The Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire. Isaiah 58:11
Be intentional today about making a time to pray and read your bible. Try reading a chapter out of proverbs each (there are thirty-one-a full month’s supply), or reading a chapter in the gospels (matthew, mark, luke, and john). As you do, immerse yourself in the love and promises God has for you. This will add to your growth as you walk with him.

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