Good Monday afternoon blog friends,
As I mentioned in my previous blog I would be sharing from time to time what I am going through in this whole LOVE DARE Book............so as I mentioned I have gone back several times plan on not doing that again so anyhoo I am now on day 26 in which as it said in the devotion one of the hardest days but as we seek God for His wisdom and strength we will be able to get through it. Well let's see as the title says day 26 is , "Love is Responsible" we must take personal responsibility for things we too have done in our marriage own up to them and humbly ask our mates to forgive us (as well as God). this is one of the hardest things we can do for sure we tend to as the love dare states: believe our views are the correct views, or at least much more correct than our mate's. This one has I have to say truly been the harder days for me I am guilty of these things more than I care to admit. Love as the book says , doesn't pass the blame so easily to our mate's or justify our selfish motives (ouch) love is not nearly concerned with its own performances as with others' needs. When love does take responsibility for its actions, it's not to prove how noble we are however to admit how much further we need to go. Love doesn't make excuses and is willing to admit and correct its faults and errors up front.
LOVE calls us to take responsibility for our partner in marriage. To love them. To honor them.
To cherish them. The question it addressed today was this: Are you taking responsibilty for your own faults? Have you said or done things to your spouse- or God- that are wrong? Love desires
to have a right relationship with both God and our mates, once we get this right the stage is set for other areas to fall into place. Humility and honesty before God and our mate is crucial for a healthy relationship and for forgivness and restoration. I have had to eat huge humble pie during this whole process but oh my friends how sweet it has become and is becoming we are slowly becoming closer and breaking down huge walls in which we have both placed before our marriage that are finally breaking brick by brick day by day. So I just want to encourage you to
make sure your hearts are right before God and then before your spouse to allow God to do His amazing work and healing in your marriage. I also want to encourage you if you are doing this book and find yourself at a loss dont give up you will see the fruit of your labor in do time as Gal. 6:9 says:
"DONT BECOME WEARY IN DOING GOOD, FOR IN DUE TIME YOU SHALL REAP A HARVEST IF YOU DONT LOSE HEART".........
May God bless you all until next time,
***** Please keep Greg lifted up in prayer he will be flying home from Arizona tonight at 6:00p.m. pray for a safe flight home please thank you.