How to Tell If Your Love Fades (Morning)

TODAY’S RHEMA

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis had been happily married for 30 years. They had children together and also some grandchildren. But everything changed after one fateful day. While doing her daily chores and washing Mr. Davis’ shirt, she found some bills. She became suspicious of her husband’s salary and income. When she confronted her husband about it, he didn’t emphasize its importance and just shrugged it off. His defense: he didn’t want his wife to be concerned and choose to bear his burden alone. But it backfired. His secrecy sparked a long-time quarrel between them.

Both he and his wife didn’t want to yield and asked for forgiveness. They thought they stood correctly in their stance. They always blame each other for the tiniest bit. There was no healthy communication. Their quarrel spread out. Their children were no longer neutral and mediated their parents but took aside. Thirty years of marriage, about to end because of miscommunication and misunderstanding.

It could affect your family as well. Husband blames wife, wife blame husband. Parents blame their children. Children blame their parents. No one wants to yield and admit their mistakes. Do not repeat this. This vicious cycle ends here and now. God gives us today’s rhema for a reason. Looking for “who’s fault is this?” Or “one that contributes” is a waste of energy. Instead, it could be used to find the solution and seek His wisdom. Blaming and framing only make things worse. It could disintegrate the very core of family itself: love and a sense of belonging. What happens inside the family must be solved within the family and it’s the responsibility of all family members to solve it.

REFLECTION

ONE WAY to tell if your LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY IS FADING is: blaming each other.

APPLICATIONS

1. Did you ever blame each other for misfortunes that happened in your family?
2. What did you do after knowing that your family members did something that could fatally affect the whole family?
3. What should you do if you have the same problem?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“Jesus Christ our LORD, teach us to not blame each other for our family’s misfortunes. Give us Your divine wisdom to solve everything problem our families have and be able to solve it together as one. We want to preserve this sense of belonging, endure every hardship together, and enjoy Your kingdom as one family. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Isaiah 3-4
Galatians 6