Love Dare for friends Day 11-20

Day 11- good friends are hard to find! Don’t let the culture around you dictate who your friends are. Do you enjoy one another’s company, share adventures or compliment one another’s humor, to the betterment of both? Then keep that friend and share the good news as they allow.

Day 12- LOVE lets the other win! My 9 year old daughter is finally interested in learning to play checkers. She asked me ” Dad, when are you going to let me win?” A dilemma! To help her become good at checkers (or any task), I have to challenge her. But, she has to enjoy the experience or she will quit. So, I let her win occasionally. Friendships (all relationships) are the same way. Everyone wants it their way. But, without compromise, their is absence of satisfaction!

Day 13- Play Fair! Don’t take advantage of friends! Accept generosity appropriately. I know a girl who held a grudge against her dad. He felt guilt over divorcing her mother and would take her to eat. She always went for the most expensive thing on the menu, just to hurt him (he struggled financially). Their relationship never healed……

Day 14- Love takes delight!- Do something that you both enjoy doing together. I miss my buddy, Steve! We were a great pair scuba diving! I still enjoy going but never as much as when we went. Spend that special time while you have it!

Day 15- Honor your friend. Give appropriate preferencial treatment.  After all, this is your friend. Story is that 2 mates met Mick Jagger. Mick was courteous and asked who the second guy was. “oh, he’s JUST my friend”. Mick replied, ” He’s a far better guy to talk to than I am if he’s your friend!”

Day 16- Love intercedes. Remember, you can not change your friend. 3 John 2 says, “I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” You can love your friends, accept them and pray for them. GOD will do what he wants with them.

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The Love Dare for friends!!!

I will add one step daily for 40 days….It will improve all relationships to try!

Day 1- Say only positive things to your friends!

Day 2- do something nice

Day 3- don’t be selfish. Put your friend’s needs first!!!!      

Day4- Love is considerate. Go out of your way for your friend.

Day 5- Love is not rude. Even if you are…………..

Day 6- Love is not irritable. Proverbs 16:32 ” He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city”

Day 7- Love is not jealous. Proverbs 27:4 “Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood” Don’t be jealous of the success of others!

Day 8- Love is patient. Eph. 4:2 ” Be humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love”. Good rules for families or friends! Do you remember how patient  Jesus was with his disciples? Think of teaching a child to play a game. How rewarding in the end.

Day 9- Love makes good impressions! Act like you care about the person! This is your friend. Show enthusiasm! “greet one another with a kiss of love”, 1 Peter 5:4. Appropriate affection is……….appropriate!

Day 10- Love is unconditional. “while we were sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8. Your friends deserve your love because you choose to give it to them. You may have to adjust activities in relationships but can still love and care about others.