Harmony In Your Home

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Day One: Replace entitlement thoughts with gratitude.


"One smile can’t change the world but your smile changes mine.” - Anonymous


Scripture


I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all. Philippians 1:3-4 (NASB)


Prayer


Lord, it's easy to fall into thoughts of entitlement or expectation in marriage. When that happens, we wind up taking each other for granted as a couple. The smiles fade. The sighs increase. Love somehow dissolves into lists. But Lord, You have an antidote toward this mundane strategy of Satan and that is gratitude. When I direct my thoughts toward what I am grateful for about my spouse, about how I've grown as a result of this relationship, and about how I experience Your love through my marriage - harmony and peace increase in our home. Help me to take every thought captive that is contrary to Your wisdom of living and loving in joyful gratitude. I know You can transform any difficulty or challenge I face when I yield it to You by aligning myself under You in obedience to Your Word. In Jesus' name, amen.