THE RIGHT ATTITUDE FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE (2)
Welcome to another wonderful time in the study of God’s Word. in the last teaching on this series, I explained to you how covetousness destroys marriages. By now, I know you would have gotten rid of every act of covetousness. I see God helping you in Jesus’ name.
This week, I would be showing you another thing that can destroy marriage and family which is slothfulness.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger (Proverbs 19:15)
It is an attitude that destroys marriages. Slothfulness means to be slow and sluggish. It also connotes laziness. A slothful person lies around without doing anything productive but sleep too much. Successful families don’t just happen; they are consciously made to happen. If God had to work for six days when He was creating the world in Genesis 1, you must be ready also to do what it takes in order to enjoy a successful family life. Get rid of laziness or slothfulness because the fruit of laziness is shame.
There are some women that find it difficult to attend to their husbands, especially in the area of cooking. They leave everything to their house-help including the upbringing of the children. This habit can easily destroy a marriage. The Bible says By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through (Ecclesiastes 10:18). Knowing what to do to improve the state of your family and not doing it or doing it for a while and giving up will not bring the success you desire; rather this attitude can destroy your marriage and family. You must co-operate with God by playing your own part and getting rid of spiritual and physical laziness in order to enjoy a successful family.
This testimony is remarkable
“I was very happy when I read your tract. I am in business now. But I used to be very lazy, right from my youth; to the point that I was always late to school because of oversleeping. But after reading from your tract the testimony of a sister that decided to sell boiled water for drinking in school and prospered by it and another lady who sold tomatoes and bought a car with the profits, I became ashamed of myself. Prior to that time my business was not prospering due to my lazy attitude. I was challenged to change my ways and I decided to do according to your advice in that tract. God touched my soul and I was converted. I thank God for opening my eyes. My life and my business are no more the same!”
I see the same thing happening in your life, as you take the right steps to get rid of every act of slothfulness in your life in Jesus’ name. I curse every sluggish, dull and dragging attitude that has stolen away the beauty in your family before now and I decree that God releases unto you, the grace to be diligent, so that you can enjoy your family in Jesus’ name.
For you to overcome slothfulness, you need the grace of God upon your life. I see God giving you that grace today in Jesus’ name! In case you are reading this article and you are not born again, there is need to surrender your life to Christ. You can do this by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are already born again, rejoice because your case is settled. But if you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: 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 born again and now 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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