Building A Solid Foundation for the Family (1)
Happy New Month! It is with joy and gladness I welcome you into the second half of the year. I pray that it shall be a most fruitful one for you. The Bible says, better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof (Ecclesiastes 7:8) and that shall be your portion, Amen.
In this opening month of the third quarter of this year, I shall be sharing with you on the topic The Foundation for a Stable Family.
In our lives and our Christian adventure as believers, it is important for one to be conscious and intentional about building a solid foundation for his or her family. As we begin the second half of the year it is critical to lay biblical foundation of our home as we make projections for the remaining part of the year. It is the preparations made in advance that make the going great. To have a blissful home, the foundation is a major prerequisite and cannot be overemphasized.
Instability is one of the circumstances facing the average family around the world today. It has ravaged many homes causing separation, infidelity, divorce, sorrow, and non-fulfillment. The good news is there is a solution to this instability in families. You don’t have to go through any of those heart-shaking experiences; in fact, your family can become so stable that you will not be aware that others are collapsing. For you to have a stable family, you need a solid foundation. That is why this week I shall be examining: Laying A Solid Foundation for your family.
The foundation of any building is what determines how high building will be. The Word of God says, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3). There is nothing anyone can do if the foundation of a building is destroyed. So also, if the foundation of your family life is destroyed, every other part will be faulty. The first foundation for securing a stable family is in your personal relationship with God. You need a personal encounter with God. God is the author of marriage. He is the one who founded the family. So, the starting point is your relationship with the Almighty Father, it will affect and determine your relationship in your marriage. How vital and strong the quality of your relationship with your heavenly Father is, will determine the quality of the relationship in your family. The Bible says For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).
God is the only source of love, true and lasting relationship. When you allow God to enter into your ship, it will never sink. As a single, I want you to know that it is the will and intention of God for you to enjoy a happy home but it is very important to know that lasting satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment in life is rooted in your relationship with the Almighty God. A good understanding of this will help you to walk in life with confidence.
I want you to know that your spouse is not your source of joy. God is the only source of joy. If you understand this, you will be ready to walk by the Word of God to secure stability in your home. If you know this, that God is the only source of joy, happiness, and contentment in the family, you will know that changing spouse like changing clothes is not the solution to your contentment in the family. Looking for the latest models in town will never bring you contentment. God is the source!
Your problem today may be oh! My husband is not good, I will look for another one, my wife is not good, I will get a better one and you might even be contemplating divorce as you are reading this material right now, the light of God will come on you and God will restore dignity back to your marriage. Stop that divorce plan, divorce is not the solution. It is your relationship with God that makes all the difference, you will make progress in your family life. Whatever has caused you heartache and tears before, your relationship with God will cause a change and you shall have stability in your life and family.
Family stability is a possibility but it is not a gift, you have to take responsibility. Bishop David Oyedepo, whom I am privileged to be married to, said ‘Faith that makes God absolutely responsible for the events of your life is an irresponsible faith’. You have a part to play!
You can start taking responsibility by allowing Jesus into your life and having a relationship with Him. First is by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready to be born again, please say this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom in Jesus name, Amen.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).