Day 15, Search for Love

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We are at the halfway point. 15 days into the month of challenges. Congratulations! How are you doing? What has been helpful? What has improved? What still needs prayer and work?

Hopefully, like me, you are feeling blessed by the alternating between work and rest. Today I want you to remember you have a God above who loves you deeply, a God who knows you, and longs for you.

I remember once when I was a little kid, I was playing with some neighbor kids. I wandered off with them to play in their tree fort about a block or two away. I didn’t tell my parents where I was going. My dad came looking for me. Of course, he wasn’t happy. I didn’t understand it at the time but my parents were scared because I had never taken off like that before and gone missing. I was punished and rightly so, but afterwards, both my parents hugged me and told me they were concerned for my safety.

Remember the other story I told you recently about Adam coming after I superimposed a break onto our relationship? I’ve shared the story multiple times but the thing that stands out to me the most is when he told me, “Hannah, I will always come for you, so help me, God.”

If you have the time today, read all of Luke 15. The chapter shares the story of the shepherd looking for the lost sheep and the woman searching for the lost coin, and the father with two sons and the one who goes wayward only to return home later. We have a God who knows us and who loves us and will come for us. I think this is especially relevant and heartening in today’s world. In a world that’s hurting, desperate, and broken, we need to seek and search for the life-giving Source of Love.

What are you and your husband searching for? Do you search for God? Do you seek God together? A godly wife is kingdom-minded – she filters all of life through the lens of Christ and she lives out the gospel with purpose and passion. This is the kind of woman and wife I strive to be.

The gospel message is one of powerful unconditional earth shattering love. It’s the kind of love that moves mountains. It’s the kind of love that compels a shepherd to leave his ninety-nine sheep to rescue the single lost sheep. It’s the kind of love that compels a woman to search her house from top to bottom for a precious coin. It’s the kind of love that compels a father to race out into the road and meet his wayward son after his long absence. It’s the kind of love that compels Adam to come for me, even when I’ve treated him horribly, because he cares that much for me. It’s the kind of love that compelled God to leave His throne to be born of a virgin and live on earth as a man and to be crucified on a cross just so we could be reunited with Him again.

Are you living from that kind of love? Are you compelled by that kind of love? Are you searching and seeking the God and Source of that love?

Pray this verse for your life and marriage today:

Matthew 6:33 (NLT) “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

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This is Day 15 of the 30 Dates in November Challenge 2016. Sign up here. Join us on the forums for the challenge of the day and participate in a supportive community. 

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