I welcome you to today’s devotional. I believe visiting here daily has been worth your time. I pray your pursuit of a fulfilling marriage will take its course in Jesus name(Amen). I pray you will be able to look back on your sixtieth wedding anniversary and say of a truth that you are enjoying a fulfilling marriage.
Last week, we discovered a little, yet important secret of a fulfilling marriage, “I love you”. Showing and expressing love is fundamental to the growth and fulfillment of marriage. Read it HERE
Today, we will discuss another three magic words, “I am sorry”. As short and plain as these words are, they are powerful in day-to-day dealings and must not be taken lightly.
Being remorseful when you are wrong and saying I’m sorry go a long way in making an enjoyable and a peaceful home to live in.
As much as offences and disagreements are inevitable in marriage, it is so wrong for one partner to overlook the hurts of the other partner in such cases.
When last did you genuinely tell your spouse you are sorry for a mistake or wrong you did? Do you still wait for your spouse to be the first to apologize when you have disagreements? Does ego come in between you when you have your quarrels? Are you quick to admit you are wrong when you are?
Always admit it when you are wrong or make mistakes. It does not make you less than who you really are. Being sorry for whatever hurts, wrongs or offences one commits is the first step to healing and soothing of any emotional wounds.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.(Ephesians 4:32 KJV)
Do you often cover up your wrongs with an excuse? In the words of Benjamin Franklin, never ruin an apology with an excuse. Admit when you are wrong. Don’t blame your wrongs on something or someone else. Own your mistakes and be willing to apologize.
Don’t be hesitant or proud to ask for forgiveness from your spouse or even your family members when you wrong them.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13 KJV)
Do not allow pride to get in the way because pride indeed goes before a fall. There is a difference between I am sorry and I am sorry. Apologize from a sincere heart and not just mere words of mouth.
I hope and pray this secret will help build a peaceful habitation for you (Amen).
I believe these points have been able to help you add some spice to your marriage.
Until you read from me again.
Keep flourishing in your marriage.
God bless you.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
My home enjoys the right environment and our marriage is fulfilling.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father, help me to be humble enough to admit when I am wrong and sincerely apologize where necessary (Amen).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.(Proverbs 28:13 KJV)
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Examine yourself to see if you’ve actually been admitting your wrongs or you are simply making excuse for your shortcomings.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY
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Oluwatoyin is a wife, teacher and a lover of God. She loves to see people living their lives in the most amazing way, thereby becoming useful to one another.