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Day 5 - Dare to Love

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Ephesians 1:18-20 (TNIV)

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

We’ve all heard the old saying “love hurts”.  As Christians our first thought is that God’s love doesn’t hurt, it heals and makes us whole.  When we think about it a little more, however, we realize that we experience healing through God’s love because he was willing to be “hurt”.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16.  This is our model for loving and we cannot truly love unless we are willing to open our lives, unless we are willing to get our hands dirty.  As we do this and truly begin to care for others we will open ourselves to the possibility of being “hurt”, but that is the only way to love deeply.  That is how Jesus loved us first.

Responding to the transmitted message: Ask God to take away the fear of being hurt as we love and care for others because Christ is the example that we have.  If you have been hurt in the past and find it difficult to open up your life to this kind of vulnerable love, experience the love of God again healing and restoring you.

Day 4 - Dare to Do the Unexpected

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Day 3 - Dare You To Move

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Day 2 - Lose Your Life

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Sloth-Dare

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Day 1 - Parable of the Loser

Monday, May 4th, 2009