Welcome back to this exciting column. In the second segment of last month, we looked at the tool of commitment to the children, in making the home a heaven-on-earth. Today, we will be examining a major secret a woman needs to explore, in making her home the best of its kind – Walking in Wisdom!
It is not God’s will that anything should put your home asunder, not even your foolishness. That is why walking in wisdom is the secret for making your home successful, and this comes in three main avenues:
The Bible says: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness (Proverbs 15:2). This is to say, knowledge is the raw material processed and developed into a finished product called wisdom. It, therefore, means that to get at the best in anything, you need facts. Fact is the father of success. If you don’t have the facts of a matter, you cannot arrive at wisdom. What wisdom does is to correctly apply the facts acquired, in order to get your desired results.
These facts are nothing other than the knowledge of God’s Word because by strength (ability) shall no man prevail. How much knowledge of God’s Word you lay up in your heart, is what determines how much wisdom you can operate in? This simply shows the futility of seeking after wisdom without a hunger for knowledge. Knowledge is it; so get it (Proverbs 4:7).
Meditation is the process of reasoning, pondering or thinking through. So, having collected instructions from the Word of God, meditation is the next process to embark upon. Unfortunately, it is at this point that many Christians fall short. Meanwhile, instructions from the Word can be likened to raw materials, while meditation is the refining process. So, the life in the Word acquired can only be obtained and applied through the process of meditation.
God wants you to be a deep thinker. He expects you to look at issues and rightly divide them. If there is something out of place in your family, you should be able to sit down and find out a solution from the pages of Scriptures. Recognize that a hitch-free home is not a gift from God; it is a function of His grace that is acquired through knowledge (2 Peter 1:2).
God’s Word says: Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches (Proverbs 24:3-4). That is, the home is a covenant enterprise that is built through wise planning, becomes stronger through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast with the facts.
To run a successful home, you need to use your covenant sense and available facts to determine your budget. It is foolishness being dogmatic about putting your children in schools that are beyond your husband’s income? Be a wise planner!
Until you are born again, you cannot effectively walk in wisdom by adhering to instructions from God’s Word, meditating on it, and then being a wise planner. You get born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are set for this, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me 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! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; 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).