MANAGING YOUR HOME
It is with great joy that I welcome you to this life-transforming and inspiring teaching via the Word of God. It is my prayer that at the end of this teaching, your life and family shall be transformed to the glory of God in Jesus' name! This month, I will be sharing with you on Managing Your Home.
God made the human family an unbeatable team and established them as gods on the earth; but because Adam failed in family management, he lost control and was sent out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). May you not be sent out of your place of destiny, in Jesus' name. This is why this week, I will be sharing on Man's Placement in the Home.
Your placement in the kingdom of God, as a man, is determined by how well you rule your home. If you cannot rule your house well, God will not allow you to rule His church, because He knows that you will not succeed at it. See what the Bible says about those to take up responsibilities in the Church. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? (I Timothy 3:4-5). Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well (I Timothy 3:12).
If you can't rule your house well, there is a limit to how far you can go in the things of God. This same truth is repeated twice in the same chapter, showing its importance. How well do you rule your home?
To rule the home well, the man must be a loving leader, not a taskmaster. Love is a necessary ingredient that a man must possess for effective leadership. Christ rules the Church with the rod of love. For the man to succeed, he must rule his home with the same rod. In fact, it is a scriptural commandment for the man to love his wife, as Christ loves the Church (Ephesians 5:25).
Remember, Christ loves the Church and gave Himself for us, even while we were yet sinners. Did I hear you say, "But I am not Jesus Christ?" God's Word says: I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works… (John 14:12, NLT). So, if you are a follower of Christ and believes in His ministry, then you must also love your wife sacrificially, unconditionally and limitlessly.
Don't forget, love is not love until it is expressed. Therefore, to sincerely show that you love your wife, express it to her in words and in deed. When you demonstrate your love to your wife, you will be able to govern your home with ease.
Clearly, if you must not suffer the kind of dethronement Adam suffered, you must have your home directly under your control. If your family fails, it is your fault and you will be held responsible by God. Even though God knew that it was the devil that deceived Adam and Eve, and gave them the fruit, which Eve ate before Adam, yet it was Adam that God called upon (Genesis 3:9). Why? Because God had already committed the management of the home into his hand. The management of your home shall not fail, in Jesus' name!
God's Word says: For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning... (Romans 15:4). That is, in order not to make the kind of mistake Adam made, so that you do not suffer what he suffered, ensure that there is no communication breakdown between you and every members of your family.
However, it is not enough to rejoice at the great authority that God has vested in you, as the head of the home, but to live up to the responsibilities attached to it. This is because some men boast to be the head of the family, without being responsible for the success of anything in the home. Anything happening to the body is felt most by the head.
Have you ever thought about this: you as a man occupy such a strategic position that can influence and determine what the lives of other family members will be like? Therefore, live up to expectation, so that Christ can be magnified, not only in your life, but in your home as well. Don't let God regret making you the head of the home!
The grace of God is the utmost requirement to effectively manage your home. This grace is only available to you when you surrender your life to Christ. This is done by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. I believe You died and rose on the third day. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your Precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now, I know I am a child of God.
Congratulations! You are now born-again! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com OR 07026385437 and 08141320204
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Family, The Effective Minister's Wife, and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).