The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all that do His commandments; His praise endures forever. Psalm 110:10 Congratulations on making it to day 40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today, it is time to look back over the past 39 days (or however long it took to get through those dares) and… Continue reading DAY 40 – YOUR STORY
I vividly remember last December seeing the coverage on the news about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Our daughter was in kindergarten at the time, and over and over I could just so easily picture a young man walking into her school and shooting at the children and walking into her… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 39 – God's Perspective on Forgiveness
You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. I Peter 2:2-3 MSG Today, Nina Roesner – author of The Respect Dare – talks about how God truly knows best for us and is kind to us.… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 38 – Taking Initiative Sexually in Marriage
You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:5 On this journey of faith in God, of being made more and more into the image of Christ – we have come a long way already.… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 37 – Living in His Spirit's Power
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5-6 Suffering is part of God’s way of making us more and more like Christ. God guarantees us that we as disciples of Christ… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 36 – Tears Are an Important Part of This Journey
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions. Proverbs 18:2 OUCH! I remember when I was learning about respect and really began seeking with all my heart to honor God and become the godly woman He wanted me to be – and it hit me that I was often… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 35 – Live with Him in an Understanding Way
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 I love the Proverbs 31 passage about the virtuous wife. One of the most stirring parts of this chapter,… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 34 – Can His Heart Safely Trust Me?
Hey, there! I am looking for forgiveness stories – experiences you have had in your life where God has empowered you to forgive something you never thought you could ever forgive. And then describe how forgiveness affected you and your relationship with God – as well as maybe other outcomes because of your forgiveness that… Continue reading Forgiveness Stories
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 My timetable and my husband’s timetable are two entirely different things. (Kind of reminds me of how my timetable and God’s timetable are often worlds apart. I don’t think that is… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 33 – Time to Stop the Rescuing!
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 One of the things that Nina Roesner shares with women in The Respect Dare is for wives to “just be factual and not emotional during conversations with husbands” and not to jump to conclusions, but calmly ask… Continue reading The Respect Dare, Day 32 – Just the Facts, Please, Ma’am, Just the Facts.