MAINTAIN A BIBLICAL STANDARD IN YOUR MARRIAGE (1)
I thank God for the great privilege He has given us to see another wonderful month. There is no doubt that the Lord has been doing marvelous things in our lives, since the year began. My prayer is that before the end of this month, the Lord shall you a supernatural turnaround in your home in Jesus’ name! I will be sharing with you today on what I titled, “Maintain a Biblical Standard in your marriage”.
Let me start by saying that your attitude determines your altitude in your marriage. What is your attitude to God’s Word? Nothing feels better than a successful marriage, nothing hurts more than a bad one. To have the right attitude, there is the need for an understanding of what it takes and what is expected. As you follow this teaching with concentration, God will open your eyes to the truth that will exempt you from the heartaches and sorrows that others experience in marriages in Jesus’ name!
A successful marriage is where there is joy and laughter. It is where scarcity is not known, except rest and love. This is God’s utmost desire for you. Just like every game or sport has rules guiding it, there are rules to follow in order to have a successful marriage. To break any of them is to disqualify yourself from victory. Another thing to note is, you can’t play basketball following the rules for football if you want success. The same way, success in marriage comes by obeying the instructions God laid down.
For any one desiring success in marriage, the Bible, which is God’s Word must be accepted as the standard by parties involved. It is God who instituted marriage and family life. The Word of God must be read, taught and obeyed. It is mandatory to have a time of sharing God’s Word (the Bible) and praying together as a family unit. Except you allow the Word of God to have the final say, there is no way you can enjoy success in marriage. There is no shortcut to success in marriage. In this day and age, where both husbands and wives are busy making money, several forget the place of the Word in the home. Neglecting the Word of God is giving the devil a foothold in your home, so don’t.
Marriages are facing tremendous pressures today. Satan is busy attempting to break up homes. Divorce is rampant. In many homes where divorce has not occurred, there is much sorrow and unhappiness. Our only hope for strengthening the marriage relationship is to know and to apply the principles of the Word of God. Jesus Christ makes a wonderful difference in our lives. But we must know Him as our personal Saviour, and we must do things His way.
Jesus is the cement that holds the home together. He is the Guide, the Teacher, the One who unites, and the One who plants love in the heart. The Bible says: Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain (Psalm 127:1). A city may have a watchman or even many watchmen, and take all kinds of precautions against attack — but if the Lord is not in His rightful place (and if the Lord is not guarding and protecting that city), then everything else they might do for protection is in vain. It is the same in building a successful home. We may do many things in building a marriage, but if we are not allowing the Lord to be in control and to build our home, all is in vain.
We can have a happy and successful marriage if we will do things God’s way. Joshua told the people of his day that they had to choose which way to go. Choose you this day whom ye will serve … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).
Have you made the choice to surrender your life to Christ? If your answer is “No,” use this opportunity today to make the right choice that will lead you to a right destination. This is done by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: 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).
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