Fulfilling Your Dream Marriage (4)
FAMILY SUCCESS, JULY 2017
Fulfilling Your Dream Marriage (4)
The home is meant to be a peaceful place; yet, a lot of families do not enjoy peace because someone or something and not Christ is the standard in their homes. This glorious week, I will be sharing with you on “Securing Lasting Peace in the Home.” The presence of Christ in any home guarantees peace because He is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Wherever there is genuine peace you can be sure Christ is present.
God’s desire is to see His people live in peace but since He Has made the Lord Jesus Christ head over all things in heaven, the earth and beneath (Philippians 2:9-10), and the Author of peace; there is no way you can secure the peace of God for your home until you allow Christ to be the head and not just the ‘silent listener to every conversation’. Christ and His Word must be allowed to be the standard in your home and not just an inscription or painting. God’s Word says: …My people will live in PEACEFUL dwelling places, in secure homes, and in undisturbed places of rest (Isaiah 32:18 NIV).
There is no problem without a solution from the Word of God. There is no problem the Lord is not willing to solve, if you will let Him solve it and obey His instructions. So, find out what God’s Word has to say about your particular situation, whether it is money that is lacking, or misunderstanding with your spouse, or trouble with your in-laws. God’s Word has an answer! Believe His Word, accept the solution He offers and follow the instructions He proffers. Don’t be lazy about searching the Bible as with the aid of a concordance and Christian literature that deals with the subject of family, you can always locate an answer. To be lazy to do so is to accept that turbulent situation in your home instead of securing God’s peace. You need to “seek what makes for peace and pursue it” (1 Peter 3:11). You will eventually be the one to enjoy this peace, not your family alone.
Look at this testimony:
“My husband left our village for Lagos in 1989. Before he travelled, there was no problem between us. On getting to Lagos and settling down, things started changing. He developed an attitude I could not explain. It took him four years to get a house in Lagos. Meanwhile, I was working with a bank in our village. When he eventually got a house, to press for my transfer became another issue. My husband and I lived apart for seven years, and I had to take care of our five children alone.
In 1995, I decided to resign from my job and I moved to Lagos. My husband was very furious when he saw me! He started attacking and accusing me of so many things. He even threatened to send me packing, but because of my children I refused to move.
I eventually found out that his chairman’s wife had already finalized a marriage arrangement between him and her cousin, but my arrival in Lagos disrupted their plans. From then, there was bitterness between us.
We experienced lack, sickness and other things from May till September 1995, when somebody brought me to Winners’ Chapel and I gave my life to Christ. I later enrolled for the Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI) October Special, where I learnt many things from the Word of God.
In one of the services in the church, the Bishop said, ‘If you know anybody that is being afflicted in anyway, bring his or her picture.’ The next day, I brought my husband’s picture to the church and wrote at the back, ‘God, I want my husband to love me again. I want the court case he has with his boss to be cancelled. I want peace in my life and home.’
The Bishop also said, ‘You must make a vow in order to stop whatever sin you are into.’ Then I vowed never to quarrel with my husband again.
To the glory of God, all my enemies are now under my feet! God did it! Now I have peace with my husband. My husband is now free from his former chairman and his wife, and God has blessed him with another job.” – Anadu, I. P. (Mrs.)
You may think, Is it possible to secure lasting peace in my home and life in general?” My husband and I have been married for over 30 years now and we are yet to have the first argument; rather, it has been only peace and excitement. Yours too, can be the same if you will believe what you’ve just been reading and apply these things to your home. Right now, I impart to you the grace to secure lasting peace for your home in Jesus’ name!
Until you are born again, it will be difficult for you to enjoy lasting peace in your home. The first step to this is to surrender your life to Christ. You surrender by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer of faith with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, congratulations, you are born again! You are now 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 a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).