April 8, 2020

Word of the day: 5 “A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or be given any other official responsibilities. He must be free to spend one year at home, bringing happiness to the wife he has married. Deuteronomy 24:5 NLT

Humility will be the focal point of this devotion. Humility is a modest or low view of one’s importance, such as humbleness. This verse is a way to learn to show more respect to your spouse than yourself. I thought about myself being a single guy on how humility works. I can get up in the morning and know or figure out what makes me happy. Married couples would have to figure out how to make each other happy in creative ways. For that to work, married couples would have to be dedicated to each other and not let the outside world interfere with the marriage. A lot of time and commitment is needed. If you are planning a project, you are going to make sure that everything is in order. Some people will not tell others about their projects. You have to be able to plan and learn from the projects you do—the same thing with marriages. Nobody needs to know the issues of the relationship. You have to work out your relationship with your spouse to make it better. Noise and distractions from the outside can ruin it. Humility plays a significant role in doing this, thinking less of yourself and more of your spouse.

Father, thank you for our fellowship. I pray today for outside distractions. The focus of others is essential but in different situations. I pray for wisdom knowing the differences in these situations. One person wanting to know about another relationship verses that person not wanting to know about it and letting them work it out for themselves. Somebody on the street is asking for help. The attention to detail and wisdom. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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