Day 19 (almost half way!)
(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/)
Love is impossible
Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. –I John 4:7
Excerpt from The Love Dare Book:
“The Love Dare starts with a secret. ….
The secret is this: you cannot manufacture unconditional love (or agape love) out of your own heart. It’s impossible. It’s beyond your capabilities. It’s beyond all our capabilities.
You may have demonstrated kindness and unselfishness in some form, and you may have learned to be more thoughtful and considerate. But sincerely loving someone unselfishly and unconditionally is another matter altogether.
So how can you do it? Like it or not, agape love isn’t something you can do. It’s something only God can do. But because of His great love for you—and His love for your spouse—He chooses to express His love through you.”
“This is impossible, but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)“
Look back over the dares from the previous days. Were there some that seemed impossible to you? Have you realized your need for God to change your heart and to give you the ability to love? Ask Him to show you where you stand with Him, and ask for the strength and grace to settle your eternal destination.
What do you believe God is saying to you? Is there a stirring in your heart? What decision have you made in response to this?
KLove Radio Station did The Love Dare and has a daily post (with copyright approval from the publisher). You can find it here (especially if your book has not arrived yet!)
How are you doing? Has it been easy? Struggling?
Big question for the fire wives…..some of you started this not realizing it was a christian based book. And some of you dropped out because of that. For those of you who stuck with it, how have your perspectives on God and unconditional love changed so far?
(note: this might be a very private topic for you. If so, you can always reach me at contact at firefighterwife dot com)
Join a Community
Please share your thoughts, challenges, successes and encouragement for everyone participating in The Love Dare in any of our available communities: The FirefighterWife and our 24-7 Commitment Fire Family Life Pages on Facebook, or in our Private Online Communities, The Fire Wife Sisterhood for women and the 24-7 Commitment Honor Guard for men. Support is invaluable!
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