Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 22 Love Dare

Love Is Faithful

Hosea 2:20

I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

The account of the prophet Hosea is one of the most remarkable in the Bible. 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 towards us.

Jesus called us to this kind of love in the passage known as the Sermon on the Mount. He said to " love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you"(Luke 6:27-28).

Today's Dare

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."