SUSTAINING A GODLY HOME
Peace and blessings in the precious name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I welcome you to another interesting edition of these teaching series. Last week, I started teaching on the topic: Sustaining a Godly Home.
I said in the first week that a godly home is not just a family where everyone is a Christian; but much more, a Christ-like home. That is the home run by the principles of Jesus, a home run according to the demands of scriptures; which represent God’s mind, ways and styles. But, the man and the woman individually have important responsibilities to carry out to see the home sustained.
In continuation of our series, another vital tool for sustaining a godly home is Wisdom. The man and the woman both need to constantly request wisdom from God for their day to day affairs in the home. The Bible says: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is a builder and sustainer of the home. It is, in fact, the master builder. According to Paul, he says: The grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon (1 Corinthians 3:10). Let me say here that the family is a building that its foundation was laid at the onset of marriage but it takes wisdom to keep adding building blocks to ensure the foundation does not get destroyed. No wonder Apostle Paul said “let every man take heed HOW he buildeth. As the home is built on wisdom, it will also require wisdom to sustain it; else it will be pulled down by the storms of life or the devil. But without the devil at work, a home that lacks wisdom can also be pulled down by foolishness. The Bible says: Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands (Proverbs 14:1).
Wisdom teaches you how to do things the right way and at the right time. Let me share the testimony of a sister with you.
“I’ve been married for over 12 years now and what I’m enjoying now, I’ve never enjoyed since I got married. Our mother in the Lord preached that day and laid emphasis on wives being submissive to their husbands in everything, just like the church submits to Christ. She also said we were to be submissive in everything. I didn’t realise that I wasn’t totally submissive to my husband. I wept so much in church that day and went to the Lord saying, ‘Lord, from this day, I know that obedience is the key.’ Ever since that day I’ve been enjoying what all my fasting and binding couldn’t deliver to me. I did so many things to get my husband to love me—fasted, bound, loosed;—but, I thank God that now it’s like I’m wedded anew. Not quite long, to confirm God’s faithfulness in my home, my husband gave me a cheque of One Hundred Thousand Naira, which I have cashed. I now enjoy peace, love and harmony. The Lord has turned around the tide, through my obedience to the Word. Praise God.”
When you embrace God’s wisdom, your home begins to shine like gold. People cannot help but be attracted to you, just as the glitter of gold attracts people. The Word of God says: Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine (Ecclesiastes 8:1). I see you shinning more and more in your home in Jesus’ name!
For your home to be sustained you need wisdom which comes from God when you ask Him. James 1:5 says: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Whenever you are faced with a situation that requires wisdom in your home just pray a simple prayer, asking Him to give you the wisdom to handle the situation, and it shall be given to you.
God’s wisdom can only be revealed to you by accepting Jesus into your life and becoming His child, if you have not asked Jesus to come into your life or you have neglected your initial love for Him, then, you should say this prayer in faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today, and let your wisdom be made available to me. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom. Amen. Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are born again and that makes you 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: Building a Successful Home, Making Marriage Work, Marriage Covenant and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).