Day 10 - Love is Unconditional

Today's Verse:

 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us. – Romans 5:8
Today's Message: To love unconditionally. Not because of what someone can do for you, or what they can give you, but because you choose to love them. Truthfully, you have to choose to love them, regardless of whether they choose to love you back.

The type of love they are describing is not 'friendship' or 'erotic' love…but what is called 'Agape' love. The active choosing or deciding to love someone, or something …regardless of their condition. The author emphasizes the
Today's Questions:

  • Has your love in the past been based on your spouse's attributes and behavior, or on your commitment?
  • How can you continue to show love when it's not returned in a way you hoped for?
Today's Dare:

Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse --- something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. Buy his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.
Results: It's really not that unusual for me to do something 'out of the ordinary'. In fact, I'd say that 'ordinarily', I do things exactly as described in today's message. But, since I had to make a conscious decision to do this… I chose to make breakfast for her yesterday morning. She loved it, I loved it…and it started the day off together perfectly.

The result is, I'm considering making her breakfast EVERY morning now :-)
He who trusts in the Lord, loving kindness shall surround him. (Psalm 32:10)

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