Loving My Husband Intentionally: Love Dare Day 39

June 21, 2012 at 6:00 am 4 comments

Day 38: Love Fulfills Dreams

I need to ask myself today what Craig would want if it was obtainable. I need to commit this to prayer, and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of his desires, to whatever level I possibly can.

I prayed over these sentences yesterday…..

Love calls me to listen to what Craig is saying and hoping for.

Love calls me to remember the things that are unique to our relationship, the enjoyments that bring a smile to the other’s face.

Love calls me to give when it would be a lot more convenient to wait.

Love calls me to daydream about the opportunities so regularly that his desires become mine as well.

…and God so faithfully showed up.

Craig wants security and safety in an unfailing and unwavering trust in the Lord.

Craig wants to never worry about money or his job. He wants to be able to write and serve God in whatever way God leads him to serve… without reservation and without hesitation.

As I prayed, God showed me all the incredible attributes that are unique to our marriage…..

We truly are best friends and soul mates.We love making each other smile, laugh and giggle. We love animals. We love to travel together. We love a lot of the same music and movies. We like many of the same foods. We faced more craziness in our relationship BEFORE we got married than most couples see in their lifetime of matrimony. We are really, really silly. We call each other “monkey” and it is not weird to us at all. We are direct, we are real, we are honest. We are passionate and caring. We really, really want to be our best for the glory of God in every single aspect of our life.

Nothing would make me happier than to see every single one of Craig’s dreams be surpassed. I am determined to make that happen, and in doing so, my dreams will also be realized.

Read what Craig has to say about today’s dare here: http://adversusmundi.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/love-dare-day-39-love-endures/

our kids ❤

Today is our son Dustin’s 18th birthday and we are so excited to celebrate him and his dreams! He dreams of being a musician and serving God with his gift of music. We are so excited to see the amazing things he will do in the name of the Lord. Happy Birthday Dustin!!!!! 🙂

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Day 39: Love Endures

I must spend time in personal prayer today, then write a letter of committment and resolve to Craig. I must include why I am committing to this relationship until death, and that I have purposed to love him no matter what. I must leave it in a place that Craig will find it.

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails.

The Kendrick brothers write that if love really is love, it doesn’t waffle when it is not received the way you want it to be. If love can be told to quit loving, then it is really not love. Love that is from God is unending, unstoppable. If the object of its affection doesn’t choose to receive it, love keeps giving anyway. Love never fails. Never.

If you have done everything within your power to obey God, your husband may still forsake you and walk away…. just as Jesus’ followers did to Him. But if this relationship fails, let it not be because you gave up or stopped loving your spouse.

The Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of all believers…… the love He creates in you is unchanging. It is based on the will of God, the calling of God, and the Word of God….. which are all unchanging things. The Bible declares them “irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my Words will not pass away.” (Luke 21:33).

Each quality of Love that is touched on in the Love Dare is based on the love of God, captured and expressed in the Word of God. No challenge or circumstance can occur that will ever put an expiration date on Him or His love. Therefore, MY love… made of the same substance… bears the same, unchanging characteristics.

Love never fails.

So, today I need to put my unfailing love into the most powerful, personal words I can. This is my chance to declare that no matter what imperfections exist, both in me and my husband, MY love is greater still! No matter what he has done or how often he has done it, I choose to love him anyway. My days of inconsistency are over. I accept him as a special gift to me and I promise to love him until death.

I am SO EXCITED to do this!!!!!!! 🙂

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jackie Chingawale  |  June 21, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I am excited but at the same time wondering how its going to be received…. not need to sweat right. Doing my part.

    Reply
    • 2. megansmidt  |  June 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

      You’re right… don’t sewat it. Keep doubt OUT of your head and heart and know that THIS is YOUR journey, not his. It is about the condition of your heart, not how your heart is received….. you might just be pleasantly surprised 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Teresa B.  |  June 21, 2012 at 6:59 am

    I am so proud of you, my friend. You have come such a long way and you loved your husband, without question, before you started this love dare. It has been a blessing and an honor to watch the changes you have allowed God to make in your marriage and your own life. I also thank you for your boldness to bring us along with you in your journey.

    I love how you love your husband and how it is overflowing to your kids AND your extended family. I praise God for mended relationships in your life. There are more great days to come for you. I hope to get to share those with you as well.

    Love you, my friend.

    Reply
  • 4. megansmidt  |  June 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    amen 🙂
    …..and may God get all the glory, dear friend ❤ thank you for all of your unwavering encouragment, silliness and love along the way!!!

    Reply

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