|Today's Verse: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. —Ephesians 4:2 NIV|
|Today's message: Today's message was really about having more understanding towards the issues your spouse may be dealing with. It means that when something goes wrong… don't immediately start placing blame and going for the throat of the offender. There is plenty of scripture quoted to back up the concept, but if you give it some thought… aren't the worst decisions you've ever made come at a time when you were really…really mad about something or someone?|
Is that the way you want it to continue... or do you think maybe you should consider taking a deep breath, backing up...and really looking at the situation you are in. The thing that it reminds me of personally is something that dawned on me a few months ago...an 'epiphany' if you care to call it that.
"Just because it makes me mad... doesn't mean it makes me right. - Stan Bush'.
Slow down today.. Think about the consequences and focus on the benefits
|Today's Dare: |
The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret.
|Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. James 1:1|