MARRIAGE- A GARDEN FULL OF TREASURES
In the first teaching, I showed you how you can dig out the treasures in the marriage garden. Last week, we saw the importance of Trees in the marriage garden. This week, we will go further to look at the rivers in the marriage garden. God’s Word says: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden (Genesis 2:10).
Another treasure found in the garden planted by God is the river. Rivers are of tremendous benefit to man. From them, you get water for drinking, bathing and washing purposes. Rivers can also be used for irrigation, making all-year-round farming possible.
Are you thirsty in your marriage? Don’t die of thirst, when there are lots of thirst-quenching rivers in it. It is thirst in marriage that makes couples to prefer staying away from home, rather than enjoying their homes with their families. I know of a man, who prefers to stay back in the office after closing hours, rather than go home. It is not because he has work to do, but so as to keep away from home and have some peace. The home atmosphere was not what it ought to be. You can purpose to make the atmosphere in your home the best for the Holy Spirit, as well as for your spouse and children.
To the glory of God, my husband and I receive a lot of inspiration from the Holy Spirit, right inside our home. More often than not, a greater percentage of instructions we have received for our ministry to date were received right at home. Make the atmosphere of your home a conducive one.
You can dam a river for hydro-electric power supply. A large percentage of the power supply in Nigeria to date is generated from only one source – River Niger. What a source of power! In the same way, when you tap into God’s resources in marriage, your home becomes a tremendous source of spiritual power supply, not just for yourself, but for others and the body of Christ at large. No wonder, the Bible says: Two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9).
Moreover, the river is also a bank for all kinds of treasures. All kinds of mineral deposits can be found in the river bed. But they are not just found on the surface of the river. You have to dig deep down. These minerals, when profitably traded with, bring great returns and thereby resulting in prosperity. God’s Word says, …The abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee… (Isaiah 60:5).
When you handle marriage the scriptural way, you are bound to prosper in all areas of your life. Are you ready to handle your marriage in a scriptural way? Why not surrender your life to God today, so that God’s own river will begin to flow into your home and life.
If you are not born again yet and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, 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. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
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 a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-authored).