02 February 2016

30 Day Love Challenge

As you read in the making of this study, this is not my normal study that I make for just the girls and me. God has asked me to stretch a little outside my comfort zone and share with you all. So here goes, please be patient and as always comments are welcomed. 

First I know February only has 29 days in it so why a 30 day challenge, To help keep you going into March. We should always be learning and growing in the word. This will bring us closer to God and will bring much joy into our lives.

As I post each days verse take a few minutes to read it, and let Gods love soak into you. I like to copy each verse down, I have found that there is power is coping Gods word. I also keep a journal of words that I read but not understand completely.  These are just suggestions, please do whatever is right for you and your time with God. 
I hope to post a little more in depth "How I spend time with my Father in heaven" in the near future. Although I have found that everyone is different and God calls us differently depending on where we are in our walk with him. It is an always changing process as we grow and mature in him. 

I pray that you gain joy and peace in the days ahead as we study together. 

Day 1- Everlasting
Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Day 2- Good
Psalm 100:3
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Day 3- Unchanging 
Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie, 
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.  

Day 4- Gift
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Day 5- Merciful
Ephesians 2:4-5
But because of his love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgression it is by grace you have been saved.  

Day 6- Kind
Psalm 145:17
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.

Day 7- Forgiving
Numbers 14:18
The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.

Day 8- Faithful
Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Day 9- Everyone
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten son. So that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Day 10-Rejoices 
Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Day 11- Patient
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Day 12- Inseparable
Romans 8:39
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus our Lord. 

Day 13- Steadfast
Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days. 

Day 14- Perfect
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 

Day 15- For everyone
Exodus 20:6
But showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 

Day 16- Endures
Psalm 136:26
Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Day 17- Caring
1 Peter 5:6-7 
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Day 18- Abounding
Psalm 86:15 
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Day 19- Sacrificial 
1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Day 20- God Is1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Day 21- Defends 
Deuteronomy 10:18
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.

Day 22- Transform 
Deuteronomy 23:5
However the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turn the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you. 

Day 23- Upholding
Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Day 24- Protective
Psalm 118:6
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?

Day 25- Reaching
Psalm 36:5
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Day 26- Priceless
Psalm 36:7
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Day 27- Sacrificial
Ephesians 5:2
Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Day 28- Sharable 
John 15:9
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

Day 29- Unfailing
Psalm 48:9
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

These are just a few of the verses in the Bible that tell us how much God loves us. Now that we have studied these. And thank you for hanging in there with me, we had a few late days of posting, sorry about that. Its stomach bug time in our area and we seem to be on a never ending cycle.
Now lets focus on the future and what God has for us. He has a plan and we must rest in the fact that he loves us and will take care of our now and future.

Day 30- Future plans
Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I hope you have enjoyed this study I know the girls and I have. 

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