Day 8 - Love is Not Jealous
Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire. – Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV
|Today's Message: Not everyone that becomes friends with your spouse is a competitor for their attention. Some are there to help them achieve the goals that your spouse has set for themselves. Some are there to help cheer your spouse on when you can't be there. After all , you can't be together 24 hours a day, seven days a week.|
As loving partners, both of you should try to recognize the gifts that the other has, and help them share those gifts with each other.
There is such a thing as legitimate jealousy, but it can be avoided by paying close attention to the needs of your spouse. Be mindful of your spouses needs, but be aware of the things that can trip your trust along the way.
|Today's Dare: |
Determine to become your spouse's biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday's list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.
|Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)|