Lenten "Love Dare" ~ Days 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40

This is it everyone. Your last few days of the Lenten "Love Dare" are here. Since we are headed into Holy Week tomorrow, I will be silent on this blog. I will be spending this week in prayer, fasting and preparation for the coming of Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. There is much cleaning, cooking and busy work to accomplish, so I will place my vocations as wife and mother first this week. I look forward to seeing all of you again on Easter Sunday. I hope this Lent has been one of transformation for you. I know that is has been for me in so many ways. God is so good all the time! So buckle your seat belts...here we go!

Day 36
"Love Is God's Word"
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."
~Psalm 119:105

"Be in it. Stay under it. Live It"

Today's Dare:
"Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily bible reading with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to its guidance and start building on the rock."

Day 37
"Love Agrees in Prayer"
"If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father."
~ Mathew 18:19

Today's Dare:
"Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forge6t to thank Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself."

Day 38:
"Love Fulfills Dreams"
"Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Psalm 37:4

Today's Dare:
"Ask yourself what your mate would want if it was obtainable. Commit this to prayer, and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires, to whatever level possibly you can."

Day 39:
"Love Endures"
"Love never fails."
~ 1 Corinthians 13:8

Today's Dare:
"Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Include why you are committing to this marriage until death, and what you have purposed to love them, no mater what. Leave it in a place that your mate will find it."

Day 40
"Love Is A Covenant"
"Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God."
~ Ruth 1:16

Today's Dare:
"Write a renewal of vows and place them in your home. Perhaps, if appropriate, you could make arrangements to formally renew your weeding vows before a minister (or priest) with family present. Make it a living testament to the value of marriage in God's eyes and the high honor of being one with your mate."

The above italicized text come from The Love Dare written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

The Lenten "Love Dare" has come to an end. May you find your life transformed, your marriage stronger and your beloved Jesus walking every closer by your side. May you and your be blessed always. It has been a privilege to walk these 40 days with you. May God be praised now and forever, AMEN!