Halfway done! Way to go!
(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: The Love Dare with FirefighterWife)
Love is Jesus Christ
While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Excerpt from The Love Dare Book:
“Love like this cannot be fully understood. “One will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:7-8).
Nor can love like this be earned. “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
But it must be received. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
And when you have received this new life and love as your own, you are free to love in ways you’ve never been capable before.”
“In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them. (Isaiah 63:9)”
Dare to take God at His Word. Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray “Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. But You have shown Your love for me by dying to forgive my sins, and You have proven Your power to save me from death by Your resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by Your grace.”
Write about what this experience has been like for you. Even if you are only renewing your commitment to receive and express His love, what has He shown you today?
How are you doing? Has it been easy? Struggling?
Big question for the fire wives…..some of you are doing The Love Dare knowing it’s a Christian-based study even though you do not consider yourself a Christian. Has your view changed since participating this far?
(note: this might be a very private topic for you. If so, you can always reach me at email@example.com.
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