Position Yourself for God’s Blessings (PT 2)
I count it a great privilege to share a few thoughts with you today. Without any doubt, I know that you have really taken time to put all you learnt in the previous week to work and you have secured God’s presence in your home. The blessings of God shall not elude you and your family, in Jesus’ name! Today, I will examine another proven way to position yourself for God’s blessings, which is Obedience.
Everyone knows and loves to give instructions, but not everyone is willing to be obedient. Obedience means doing what you are told to do. The Bible says, If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19). Whatever the mouth of God tells you to do all through this year, do it. There is reward in obedience and you shall not miss your portion, in Jesus’ name. Let obeying God be on top of your list of priorities and watch how He will make a wonder of you and your family.
Deuteronomy 30:15-16 says, See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. This clearly shows that to obey is a choice. Purpose in your heart to obey God, determine to do His will, refuse to be among the evildoers, choose that which is good, and then, you will see His outstretched arm in your life and family, that will make you and members of your family a positive surprise to all around you, in Jesus’ name.
Your family needs the help of God from the regular troubles, woes and calamities that befall families in our world today. Man is still looking everywhere, in search of lasting solutions to the problems encountered in marriage and family. But obedience to God’s Word is your only way out. When you make God and His Word first place in your family, He makes His help available to you, in every area of your family life you desire. No matter the level of problems you have experienced in your family, there is a solution in God’s Word for you, you must find it and obey it.
The problem with many couples is that they push God aside, neglect His instructions, and yet expect to enjoy divine benefits. They ignore the Word of God, which I call the ‘manufacturer’s manual’, and expect the product (marriage) to function perfectly. But it is impossible! Psalm 11:3 says, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? God is the foundation for success in the home. When the foundation is faulty, your home cannot stand.
As a child of God, you must be a diligent student of the Word. No member of the family must be left out. Studying and practising the Word is the key to an exciting and successful family. God upholds ALL things by His Word. Once His Word is given its rightful place in your home, it will build a solid foundation, which must stand! Receive the grace to operate upon the Word right now, in Jesus’ name.
Carefully read this testimony on the wise application of the Word of God.
After my first child in May 1981, I went from Church to Church in search of another child, not really knowing the Word of God. I was anxious, desperate, worried and lacked a good relationship with people. This almost cost me my marriage.
However, I got another baby in December 1991 (10 years later), and I thought peace had come to the home. But no! There was no peace until I started coming to this Church in July 1994. I gave my life to Christ in October 1994.
I started hearing the Word of God in a different way I had never heard it before! I started seeing changes in my home and in the relationship between my husband and me. Peace, joy, harmony and great love were restored to me.
Then I was still anxious for another child, since my baby was now over four years old until I read the book You Can Overcome Anxiety. Anxiety died in me because I had then known God is able to do all things. My husband, by His grace, is now a man, husband and father. There is now peace in my home and office and my relationship with other people is excellent — Hart, C. I.
Your testimony is next, in Jesus’ name. You need the grace to allow God take His rightful place and to practice His Word in your home. This grace is only available to His children. You can become His Child through new birth, in Christ Jesus. You need to be born again. Why not say this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord Jesus, 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 blissful 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 email@example.com, 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).