Building A Solid Foundation for the Family (4)
Welcome to the last teaching series of this month. In the first week, I shared with you about having a relationship with God the first foundation for building a stable family, the second week I taught on commitment to God, your spouse and the family as a whole. Last week, I explained wisdom as a master builder for the home
This week we shall be looking at The Benefits of a Stable Family.
God’s Word is meant to profit us. It is very important for us to understand that when you live a stable family life, you are the one primarily to benefit. Below are some of the benefits of a stable family.
Personal and Career Success
When you live in harmony with your spouse, you will be able to plan with him and you will move forward in your family, you enjoy personal and career success. A stable family life is a good place for you to enjoy personal success and career success. God created the family to enjoy fruitfulness in all areas of life. So, living in harmony with your spouse and with your family members is a sure foundation for you to enjoy career success in life.
Marriage is designed to help you maximise your life because God does not take His people backward, He takes people forward. God has designed marriage among other things to enable you grow to your maximum. So, when you live in harmony in your family, you are the primary beneficiary.
How does this work? In Genesis, we see how wonderful it is to live in harmony. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:6).
When a man and a woman agree to build a home, both of them are dedicated to each other, they love, support and encourage each other and because of that, they enhance each other’s performances; they want to please God and they will always want to do what is right.
There are even some jobs that when someone applies for they ask if he/she is married, Why? This is because there is some level of responsibility attached to marriage. So, because both of them are now dedicated to each other, they agree to build a home and that affects their performance in life, it affects their performance at work, it affects their performance in their career and that way they become the primary beneficiary of a harmonious family life.
You must have noticed for instance that if a man leaves home with trouble and concerns in his heart and goes to work, he carries those problems with him to his workplace. He may not even discuss those problems with his colleagues, but you will find out that those problems automatically will affect his performance. And that is why if there is harmony in the home, it becomes a foundation, it becomes a base, it becomes the good ground on which to enjoy personal and career success.
We are all aware that the church of Jesus Christ is made up of families. Every member of the church represents a specific family here on earth. Individual families make up the church. When I talk about the church, I am talking about the body of Christ at large. So, when families enjoy harmony and stability in the home, automatically, there will be unity, stability and harmony in the church. When there is harmony and stability in the home, automatically there will be harmony and stability in the church.
When families enjoy unity automatically, it will affect the nation. There is so much of negativism going on across the nations of the earth today. Every nation experiences a great deal of this negativism and the root because of it all is disharmony and instability in the home. So, when the families or homes begin to enjoy harmony, it will affect the nations.
I read sometimes ago the story about this man called John Owen; this man is a British Anthropologist and he conducted some studies over eight different civilisations that have come and gone and in his studies, he found out something outstanding that runs through all these eight civilisations. If our nation, therefore, must be built, the responsibility is on us as a church; the body of Christ and the responsibility is on you as an individual member representing a specific family on the earth. I curse every spirit of disharmony, instability and disagreement in your home today in Jesus name!
All of the benefits cannot become a reality without 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).