Love Dare Day 20: Love is Jesus Christ

At this point in the book, the authors share the Gospel.  While I could use this as an opportunity to do the same with the 4-5 people who occasionally read this blog, I will not do so.

I do want to point out this verse that is quoted in the book: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers… This is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.” (1 John 3:16, 23).

Simply, I need to be willing to lay down my life for you and our kids, regardless of my mood, your mood, whether you’re ‘worthy’ of it at a particular time or whether I feel like it.

You deserve a husband whose life is laid down on your behalf.  Better yet, whether you deserve it or not, I must lay my life down for you. I might not need to take a bullet—I might, but I doubt it, but I do have to lose any sense of entitlement to my own need for ease, comfort, etc.

My desire is to be poured out for you. That’s the example. That’s my calling.

Love Dare Day 21 Preview: Love is Satisfied in God. These dares start working less on my doing little acts of service for you but on focusing my heart on God. This one is similar…. To set aside time to pray and read the Bible daily. I’ve not read the full dare yet, so I’ll reserve response till then.