Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

From the love day book again.

Day 22: I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. Hosea 2:20
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 receive it. Say to them today in words, similar to these, “I love you. Period. I choose to love your even if you don’t love me in return.
Day 23: [love] always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NIV)
Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that’s stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse.
Day 24: The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every life 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: What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:10
Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it God. Just as we ask Jesus to “forgive 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 to long. Say from your heart, “I choose to forgive.”
Day 26: When you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things. Romans 2:1
Take time to pray through your areas of wrongdoing. Ask God’s forgiveness, then humble yourself enough to admit them to your spouse. Do it sincerely and truthfully. Ask your spouse for forgiveness 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.
Day 27: Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in you. Psalm 25:20
Eliminate the poison of unrealistic expectations in your home. Think of one area where your spouse has told you you’re expecting too much, and tell them you’re sorry for being so hard of them about it. Promise them you’ll seek to understand, and assure them of your unconditional love.
Day 28: He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16
What is one of the greatest needs in your spouse’s life right now? Is there a need you could lift from their shoulders today by a daring act of sacrifice of your part? Whether the need is big or small, purpose to do what you can to meet the need.

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