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Day 11 – Love Cherishes February 2, 2010

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Would you cut off your hand because your fingers were hurting?  How about agreeing to just go blind instead of going to see an eye doctor?  Leave your house because the boiler broke or quit your job because they rearrange where you sit?  All of these situations seem a bit drastic; however, this is what we do when we abandon our relationships.  When the relationship hits some rough spot, which it will do from time to time, we bail.  The ship is sinking and in reactionary mode, we think, well gotta go before I drown.  It is important to remember that relationships tie us to one another.  When your partner is in trouble, you come to the rescue and do not allow them to suffer by themselves.

That is the awesome power of marriage, it binds ye to one another.  There should be a desire that drives you to cherish your partner during sickness and health.  You are joined as one and at all times should think not of each other as single entities, but as partners with a common purpose of doing well for one another. When you look in the mirror, you should see your mate.  At that time, be able to relate to their situation and instinctively want the best for them; treat them as you would treat yourself. That is how God treats us in our daily relationship with Him.  He is not selfish in His love for us for He cherishes the time that we spend in devotion with Him. It is quite reasonable to love Him with no boundaries. God would never break this significant bond with us, so neither should we with our mate.

We often let our culture dictate our relationships.  We live in a “right now” climate that demands that things occur “right now.”  No patience, no waiting, no pause for thought or consideration, just give it to me “right now.”  This in fact is not the face of love, and not the way to show consideration for the people in whom we profess to love.  This may be a difficult concept to some, but it most certainly is not unrealistic.  You can start to identify areas in your partner’s life where you lack the ability to show how much you cherish them.  It is never too late to reconnect possible rips in the fabric of our relationships.  It starts with love and ends with altering our behavior towards the people that we love.

A few critical thoughts:
Relationships are priceless.  When in a relationship, you are part of one another. Care about issues that affect one another in both body and soul. Marriage is a beautiful gift created by God. Love one another regardless…

Biblical Verse(s):
Ephesians 5:28-29

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
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Challenge:
What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, “I cherish you!”


Q: When you mistreat people within your relationships, are you able to see that you are in fact mistreating yourself?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

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1. nadiachyme - February 2, 2010

Something to think about…thank you! Oh, and good luck with this 40 day love thang. I’ll be following!

Nadia


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