Day 22 - Love is Faithful
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. – Hosea 2:20
If you think that you have had it rough to keep your wedding vows… think about Hosea. Gomer was a terrible wife. She left him to have numerous affairs and was simply not an example of what you would want from your spouse. But, because Hosea had unconditional love for her… he stayed the course.
You're not perfect. Most of the time that will be followed with 'and neither is blah blah blah'… but the real message here is for YOU. PERSONALLY. It doesn't really matter what everybody else does. They aren't in charge of what YOU do. You're the one that has to answer to that. You're the one that has to pay the price for your decisions.
You have to decide that, even though you aren't in control of the big picture… you can at least manage those things that you are responsible for. YOUR love for someone is something that YOU are responsible for.
If you've said you were going to love someone 'for better or for worse'… you need to remember the 'worse' part as well.
|Today's Dare: |
Love is a choice, not a feeling. It is an initiated action, not a knee-jerk reaction. Choose today to be committed to love even if your spouse has lost most of their interest in receiving it. Say to them today in words similar to these, "I love you. Period. I choose to love you even if you don't love me in return."
|I have chosen the faithful way. (Psalm 119:30)|
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