The Love Dare Day by Day
   Devotion for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples by Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick

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Love is lust

The world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God's will remains forever.
- (2 John 2:17)

     God's blessings are far beyond our fundamental needs. Yet like Adam and Eve, we still want more. So we set our eyes and hearts on seeking worldly pleasures. We try to meet legitimate needs in illegitimate ways. For many, it's seeking sexual fulfillment in another person or in pornographic images. And once our eyes are captured by curiosity, our hearts become entangled.
     Lust is in opposition to love. It means to set your heart and passion on something forbidden, and it's the first step in falling out of fellowship with God and others. That's because lust represents a lie. This person or thing that seems to promise sheer satisfaction is more like a bottomless pit of unmet longings.
     It's time to expose lust for what it really is: a misguided thirst for satisfaction that only God can fulfill. When our eyes and hearts are on God, our actions lead us to lasting joy, not to endless cycles of regret and condemnation.

End it. Now Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. It must be killed and destroyed-today—and replaced with the sure promises of God, and with a heart filled with His perfect love.

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