Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 39...... WOW

Can you believe on day 39 already ??? I dont know if I want to be done ironic I know I remember first starting this and not wanting to continue and now my friend's I dont want it to end.
Love Endures-
"Love never fails." 1Corinthians 13:8
As the devotion says ,"Of all the things love dares to do this is the ultimate.
Though thretened, it keeps pursuing. Though challenged, it keeps moving forward. Though mistreated and rejected, it refuses to give up. Love never fails.
Often when marriages are in crises we want to give up especially when our spouse seems to not budge .
LOVE if it is REALLY LOVE doesnt waffle when it's not received the way we want it to be received. If love can be told to Quit loving, then it is not really Love at all. Love that is from God is unending and unstoppable. If the other party doesn't choose to receive it, love keeps giving anyway.
Love Never Fails......................
Jesus ' love for us is unconditional and this is how we are to Love ALL THOSE IN OUR LIVES starting with our mates. we dont love because of anything they do or do not do we simple love because Christ first loved us.

Today's Love Dare was this:
Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Include why you are committing to this marriage until death, and that you have purposed to love them no matter what. Leave it in a place that your
mate will find it.
Father thank you for this challenging yet amazing journey I have been on through this Love Dare you have taken us on we have come a long way and by no means have arrived however we do have a stronger marriage then ever before and I thank you for that. Help me be obedient to you and your word may I live by it moment by moment of everyday. Father I lift up to you now all the marriages who are now going through this Love Dare challenge I ask you to give them strength in the times where it is easier to give up yet may they be encouraged to see it through and reap the blessings because of it. Father I now ask these things in Jesus Holy Name, Amen.

Until Next Time,
Your servant in the Lord,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 38 LOVE FULFILLS DREAMS....................

I will usually not blog on Sunday's ever....... however I believe it is Lord Led as well as having permission from hubby he has had to work on his car ALL day yesterday and part of today have to do what we have to do so that free's me up to blog for a second so here it goes God Bless!!

" Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
What is something your spouse would really, really love? And how often do we ask ourselves this question????? I have to be honest as I read this I thought to myself wow I dont know and I dont think I ever have sad yet truth. The devotion for this day had said it is common sense we cant give our spouses everything they may want however have we allowed no to become our response to their wants and desires everytime???? Love sometimes needs to be extravagant. To just go all out. Love sometimes needs to forget the technicalities and just bless because it wants to. We also need to not just do it to do it but to put our whole heart into it. Dreams and desires come in all shapes and sizes. But LOVE takes careful notice of each one.

.Love calls you to listen to what your mate is saying and hoping for.

.Love calls you to remember the things that are unique to your relationship, the pleasures and enjoyments that bring a smile to the other's face.

. Love calls you to give when it would be alot more convenient to wait.

. And LOVE calls you to daydream about these opportunities so regularly that their desires become yours as well.

The book says : we dare you to think in terms of overwhelming your spouse with LOVE.

Today's Love Dare: Ask yourself what your mate would want if it was obtainable. Commit this to prayer , and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires, to whatever level you possibly can.

Father may we all just seek to please our mates and meeting their hearts desires and not only thinking of how they can meet ours may we go into this next week seeking to know our mates better and really seeking what it is they truly do desire in their hearts. May you kiss every marriage on the foreheads of each mate and bless them , Lord draw nearer to us all as we draw nearer to you my Lord....... In Jesus Name Amen

Until Next Time,
humble servant,
Cindy Bolt

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
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