Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Romancing Your Spouse-Day 38: Hope

"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails."
 --1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (from the NIV: New International
Version of the Bible)

Our Focus:
Today we continue our discussion of verse 7, with "Love ...always hopes."

Question for Reflection:
What do you hope for in terms of romance and your spouse?

"Love always hopes." What a positive affirmation of love and it's power in our lives. When one has love, one has hope and where there is hope, you'll typically find faith.

All of which reminds me of Hebrews 11:1:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Our Question for Reflection merits repeating: "What do you hope for in terms of romance and your spouse?" With just a few days remaining in our devotional, continue to look back over what works and project forward and think about what you hope to accomplish moving forward.

Thanks for reading this devotional.

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Have a blessed day and a wonderful week!
--Steve Kendall