"Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God." --1 John 4:7
This dare is filled with Scripture. Love is impossible. Apart from God we can do nothing. It goes without saying--but I'll say it--we cannot love without Him. Let me paraphrase this dare, and then I would love for you to read through the Scripture that I list. Let it teach you and remind you what love is about. What love is. May it transform us so that we can love outside ourself. Love like crazy. Love because God is the One loving through us.
"You cannot manufacture unconditional love out of your own heart...love isn't something you can do. It's something only God can do...but because He loves us so much, He chooses to express His love through us! If you're not right with God, you can't truly love your spouse because He is the Source of that love...love that is able to withstand every pressure is out of your reach, as long as you're only looking within yourself to find it. You need someone who can give you that kind of love...when you surrender yourself to Christ, His power can work through you...He is pursuing you, not to enslave you but to free you, so you can receive His love and forgiveness...the truth is, you can't live without Him and you can't love without Him. But there is no telling what He could do in your marriage if you put your trust in Him!"
Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; 1 John 4:7; John 15:5; John 15:7; Ephesians 3:19-20; Romans 5:5
Have a wonderful day, and let the impossibility of love become possible with Jesus Christ!
Dare 19: Look back over the previous dares and see your need for God. Ask Him to show you where you stand with Him. Ask Him to change your heart and to give you the ability to love.
Dare 18: Study each other.
Dare 17: Love promotes intimacy.
Dare 16: Love intercedes.
Dare 15: Honor each other.
Dare 14: Delight in each other.
Dare 13: Fight fair.
Dare 12: Let the other win.
Dare 11: Cherish each other.
Dare 10: Love unconditionally.
(For previous dares, refer to earlier posts please.)
--Inspired by, "The Love Dare."