i’m reading this really good book. while it’s written with a focus on marriage, it’s changing the way i approach every relationship.
take, for example, the few words that grabbed my attention today:
“Love is a daily commitment to admit your sin, weakness, and failure and to resist the temptation to offer an excuse or shift the blame. It is tempting to believe you are more righteous than you actually are. It is so tempting to erect excuses and defenses for the wrong you have done. It is so easy to point out the sin of your husband or wife while being blind to your own. Self-righteousness is a daily spiritual war that all of us must face and be willing to fight. It is only when we are doing this that we will be owning and saying no to patterns of thought, desire, word, and action that get in the way of what God has called us to, and so fall below the level of the love that is the daily calling and protection of a marriage.” (p. 192)
i too frequently coast through my days rather than living with intentionality. love is a daily commitment.
no one is perfect! i admire others who admit their wrongs, so why does it become so hard when it’s me who’s messed up?
i am so far from where i want to be, but i’m beginning to see His changing me as a beautiful journey; one that opens my eyes to how i am nothing without Him and leaves me overflowing with thankfulness that He is sovereign.
i just love when a book speaks into my life like this one does! i’m getting close to finishing it…any suggestions for my next read?