MAINTAIN A BIBLICAL STANDARD IN YOUR MARRIAGE(2)
I would like you to know that having a successful marriage is possible; but it does not happen by chance. You must programme yourself for it, if you desire it. Nothing works until you work it! That is why the scripture says: …Every house is builded by a man … (Hebrews 3:4). You cannot build a house by merely wishing it. The same way, you cannot have a successful family life except you work it out. In the previous teachings, I discussed the need to maintain a Biblical standard. This week, I will go on to share with you on the need for godly association.
To have a successful marriage, it is very important that you look out for Christian that have integrity, testimonies etc. Locate people who are making progress and get close to them. As you do so, you will enjoy progress, success and fruitfulness in your marriage.
Look at this testimony: God changed this lady’s life and home:
“I had always encountered difficulties in my home because I couldn’t control my tongue. I was so sharp-tongued that anytime my husband wanted to speak or correct me, I would end up quarrelling with him. There was no humility in me and I knew it was the cause of so many problems in our home. Coming for the Convention, I decided I needed a practical solution. And as the woman of God ministered, I desired the same Spirit of humility and submission at work in her. I decided that like the woman with the issue of blood touched Jesus’ garment and was made whole, I would touch the woman of God and receive my heart’s desire. After the ministration, I went forward to the altar and embraced Mummy Oyedepo. She said, It is well. That was it! All became well with my life and my tongue received a touch. My husband noticed that a new me has emerged.” (Mrs. O).
One of the reasons why so many marriages are in problem today is due to `WRONG ASSOCIATION’. The Bible says: Evil Communication corrupts good manners. This comes mainly from evil sources or evil association and wrong relationships. WRONG ASSOCIATION is the genesis of evil communication. What are wrong associations? They can come as friends, relations, or social gatherings.
Many marriages have been poisoned by advice coming from the so-called friends, and wrong social gatherings. The Bible says: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20). “A companion of fools shall be destroyed,” means you don’t have to be a fool to be destroyed. All you need to do is to walk with a fool. Do you know that the type of association you keep determines the type of advice you receive? Homes, families and marriages have been shattered because of WRONG ASSOCIATION which gives WRONG ADVICE. A man of God said, “Your association determines your aspiration and the atmosphere in the family.”
Having a right attitude begins with having a right attitude towards God. Before you can have a right attitude towards God, you must be born again. This is by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready to be born again, 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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