I count it a great privilege to welcome you to this great and glorious moment in God’s presence. As you get set to read God’s Word that I am about to share with you today, God will surprise you suddenly beyond your imagination.
Today, I will like to share with you, Sustaining Your Home. It is not enough to build a Christian home, it has to be sustained. The reason Jesus came is to give abundant life, even in the home.
Man must, however, co-operate with God to make the home a mini-paradise on earth, as it is supposed to be. Whether your home is sustained or not, does not depend on God, but on you. Some of the things that will help you in sustaining your home will be discussed. When you do your own part, God will always fulfil His own part.
The foundation of a building determines to a very large extent what happens to it, and whether that building will last long or not. If something happens and the fundamental goes wrong with the foundation, very little can be done to sustain the building. It is the same thing with marriage. For your home to be sustained, you must lay your foundation upon the Rock, in the person of Jesus Christ.
How do you lay the foundation of your marriage upon the Rock? It is by making Jesus the central focus in your home and allowing Him to take His rightful place. If you are married and you are not yet born again, you must accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are already born again, whatsoever He tells you to do, do it.
Luke 6:47-48 says: Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Laying your foundation on the Rock means ruling your home with the Word of God. This is because Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1). Lay your foundation on the solid Rock, and your home will stand.
Marriage has responsibilities attached to it. The man and woman must co-operate in fulfilling their responsibilities, so that the home can be sustained. Negligence on the part of either party, can affect the sustenance of the home. Co-operation, therefore, is a necessity. The wife, for instance, should submit to her husband in the home; she must be chaste in her conversation and respectful. She should keep her home, making it a conducive place for the Holy Spirit to dwell.
The man on the other hand, must play a leadership role in the home, make provision for his family and train his children in the way of the Lord. When both parties play their roles well, it becomes easy for the home to be sustained.
No storm of life will be able to destabilize their home, because the force of agreement will be in operation. Also, live a life that speaks and prayerfully seek guidance from God.
For the home to be sustained, both the man and the woman must be open to each other. There should be no occasion to hide something from one another. Genesis 2:25 says: And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The word “naked” in the above passage means “openness” to one another. If a couple is open to each other, they will not know shame and their home will be sustained.
Achieving all these quality is possible, only if you are born again and a child of God. Are you ready to confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer of faith with me: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 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).