Ways That We Unknowingly Hurt Our Spouse

I got this from Creflo Dollar ministry Weekly grace and I will love to share with my readers.
 
Dear Reader
 
The title of today’s devotional may have piqued your interest.
 
Many times in relationships, especially marriages, people focus on themselves and what they are getting from their spouse with very little time spent considering how they may be causing or perpetuating some of the issues in their relationship. Most, if not all, of the issues stem from self‑centeredness. Self-centeredness opens the door to grief, offense, hurt, and many other problems, including these seven ways that many husbands and wives injure each other:
 
Seven ways a wife injures her husband unknowingly:
1. Putting him down and criticizing him in front of others
2. Going behind him when he does something at home
3. Badgering him constantly
4. Using the “you always” phrase
5. Holding him responsible for her emotional well-being
6. Complaining about what she does not have or does not get to do
7. Showing no appreciation for his efforts
 
Seven ways a husband injures his wife unknowingly:
1. Cuts her out of the discussion
2. Fails to notice the difference she makes
3. Underestimates the small things
4. Speaks curtly or rudely, talks down to her
5. Corrects her as she is talking
6. Acts suspiciously or tries to hide information from her
7. Admires other women over her
 
When we are self‑centered, we ignore the needs of others and only focus on our own. Husbands and wives can injure each other without being aware of it because all they are focused on are themselves, rather than the other person in the marriage. Take some time this week to disregard what has been said or done to you and really consider the other person’s needs. Commit to allowing God to use you to be a blessing to them however He sees fit.
 
Prayer for Today
Father, we humble ourselves under Your mighty hand, asking You to use us to be a blessing to our spouse or loved one this week. Show us ways to honor and not hurt them, regardless of what they have or have not done. Help us walk in love and forgiveness. We can do nothing apart from You and we believe that, as we walk in love, they will experience who You are in us and be forever changed for the better. It is in Jesus’ name that we pray and believe.
 
Amen.
 
 
 
Scripture References
Hebrews 12:14‑16 | Proverbs 17:14 | Mark 8:34 | Philippians 2:3 | John 14:2 | Proverbs 13:10 | 1 Corinthians 13:4, 5, AMP

IT Was Not So In The Beginning

We are created perfect and in the image of God Genesis 1:26 and we are created for dominion and we have been blessed by the creator himself Genesis 1:28. Along the way we lost that perfection, dominion and blessing through the activities of satan. God purpose and counsel has to stand He then send us his son Jesus to restore us back to the beginning. Today I will love to share with you the revelation God gave us during the morning dew with the Source Team.

Things that are made have the tendency of being spoiled and go bad, with or without the intention of the maker/creator therefore the need to provide an alternative to help check mate this
Jeremiah 18 told us the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah at the potters house how the beautiful vessel he made was marred to his hand and that he made it again and it was beautiful.

Repair: when things spoiled or go bad they are repaired in order to get them back to sharp and perfect working order.

but some cannot be repaired so what to do is to “remake” it

Remake: those part that cannot not be repaired can be remade when they spoil or go bad so that we can still have them back to the working order it was created to function.

but still some cannot be remake so what to do is to “replace” it

Replace: when the spoiled part cannot to be repaired or remake then the need for replacement arises and then when that part is replaced, then whatever it is (object, Human beings) will now be in the original state it was made/created.

Must times we fail to call on our maker and creator whenever things go bad, we seem to seek help in the wrong place (calling a plumber to fix your electrical faults at home) Job 35:9-10 “Men cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. 10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,” NIV this verse of the Bible gives us an example of how we behaved when face with challenges, I challenge you from today always look up to your maker who can repair, remake and replace whatever go bad in your life. Zechariah 9:11-12 “As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. 12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. NIV”. God has given us his son Jesus who has paid the price and restore double to us what was lost. Isaiah 14:5 “The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers.” NIV Isaiah 30:29 “And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people go up with flutes to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.” NIV

Why not call upon the Lord God your maker who is merciful and compassionate and he mercies endures forever and are also new every morning who’s grace is sufficient who can Repair, Remake and Replace everything (heart, lungs, kidney, liver, finances, relationships etc) just mention it to him he will replace it.

Shalom.