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Day 18 – Love Seeks to Understand February 16, 2010

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School is the perfect place to go when you are lacking knowledge of a particular subject. In places of higher learning you are afforded the opportunity to ask questions and to receive answers. In short, we seek out understanding, especially when continuing our education beyond high school. It is our choice to attend school, just like it is due to our own free will that we enter into various relationships. So, it just stands to reason that we never cease in continuing our quest to understand those that we love.

In the beginning of any relationship, we don’t really know the other person. Most times there is just something unique and/or awesome about them.  Something that attracts us, whether it is friendship or relationship geared. Initially we do everything possible because we are sincerely interested in getting to know and understand this newfound relationship. However, once the conquer is over, we sometimes lose admiration for the people in our relationships. Our differences become quite evident after months or possibly years of knowing the person.

It is no longer our goal to seek understanding in our relationships.  We no longer ask the pertinent questions of what makes them happy. We stop caring about drawing our spouses closer to us or we are no longer concerned about their struggles and dreams.  It is during these crucial times that we must remember that love continually seeks to understand and grow within our relationships.  It is during these trying times that we should steer closer in God’s direction.  It is important that we use patience and kindness as our stair steps to understanding those within our given relationships. Never let us cease in going to school in order to further our own knowledge about our partners and spouses.

A few critical thoughts:
Desire to really understand our mate. Continually ask God for discernment. Make a personal commitment to understand those that we love.  Way to unlock the heart is through love. Relationships are a life-long journey.

Biblical Verse(s):
Proverbs 3:13 – How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
Proverbs 13:15 – Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Online Resources: Joyce Meyers Ministries – Daily Devotionals

Prepare a special dinner at home, just for the two of you.  The dinner can be as nice as you prefer.  Focus this time on getting to know your spouse better, prehaps in areas you’ve rarely talked about.  Determine to make it an enjoyable evening for you and your mate.

Q: How do you seek to understand those that you love, especially when it appears that the love is long gone?

Have a blessed day, I love you!