Welcome to another edition in this column. In this midst of the year, every everlasting mountain shall be destroyed in your life and home in Jesus’ name. In the light of God’s Word, I will be sharing with you all through this month on the subject, The Home Maker.
The woman is mainly the home maker. She attends to her husband, takes care of the children, oversees the household chores, relates with the in-laws, friends, etc. So, today, we will be examining The Tool of Submission in Making Your Home a Success.
What is submission? Submission means willingly putting oneself under the authority of another. Apostle Paul, in Ephesians 5:21-24, communicates the mind of God concerning submission.
In God’s divine order, submission from a wife to her husband is a necessary requirement for making her home a ‘dream-come-true’. That’s why God’s Word says: Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:22). It is also a command from God (Genesis 3:16). From Scriptures, we understand that God’s commandments are not grievous.
Although sometimes submission may appear as foolishness to the world, but to the believer, it is wisdom. Failure to embrace submission as a command from God has brought so much heartache into several homes.
Pride has hindered so many women from submitting to their husbands, thereby causing chaos in the homes. A husband you are not ready to submit to, will also find it difficult to love you in return, and the outcome of such home is destruction.
Like I earlier said, submission is a command from God. This explains why Sarah submitted so much to Abraham and called him lord. Whosoever wants to keep her home from destruction must determine to keep this commandment (Proverbs 19:16).
Submission is also of the heart. Make your heart tender to the Word of God, that you may enjoy the thirty, sixty and a hundred-fold returns in your home (Luke 8:15). It is the state of your heart that determines the words of your mouth; rebellious thoughts lead to rebellion acts.
Submission can be reflected in the words you speak. By speaking right and gracious words, you will draw your husband closer. Words can be correctly used to bring you favour with your spouse.
A sister said she had always encountered difficulty in her home because she could not control her tongue. She gave this testimony:
“I had always encountered difficulties in my home because I could not control my tongue. I was so sharp-tongued that anytime my husband wanted to speak or correct me, I would end up quarreling 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 women convention some years ago, I decided I needed a practical solution. As the woman of God ministered, I desired the same spirit of humility and submission at work in her. I then decided that like the woman with the issue of blood, 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, and she said to me, ‘It is well’. That was it! All became well with my life, and my tongue received a touch. My husband noticed that a new life had emerged in me.”
Therefore, your submission must be in thought, word and action. It is wisdom for you to think good about your husband, wish him well in your thoughts, for that is where submission begins!
Until you are born again, you cannot operate in the wisdom to totally submit to your husband, in making your home a loving abode. 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 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).