Unveiling The Secrets of A Successful Home (2)
I welcome you to another exciting time in God's presence. Last week, I laid a foundation for a successful home and what you must do, if you are really aspiring for a pleasant experience in your home. The choice of whom to marry and the way you go about you courtship determine the placement of God in your family.
This week, I shall be Unveiling the Secret of Prayer in a Successful Home. The role of prayer cannot be over-emphasized in a Christian home. Prayer is a very vital tool in the home. As a married man or woman, you have a higher level of unity with your spouse than any two friends can ever have.
Your union is recognized and sanctioned by God, so that when you offer prayers to God on any issue at all, He honours your request. The Word of God says: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19).
The key word in the verse quoted above is "agree". When a man and his wife agree, tremendous power is released for the accomplishment of their desires. But if they do not agree, their prayers are hindered. The Word of God says: …that your prayers be not hindered (1 Peter 3:7).
Disharmony in a Christian home is the fastest way to hinder you from receiving answers to prayer. Remember that prayer is essentially communication with God. When your family is in disarray, try as you may, your prayer will be hindered.
Every Christian should cultivate a special relationship with God, as we spend time in communion with Him. But when you and your spouse or members of your household are always at loggerheads, not only your relationship with them is affected, your relationship with God is affected as well! Remember that God's eyes run to and fro the earth. So, He sees you when you're fighting with your spouse, after which you go to church to pray and fellowship. God is not mocked; He cannot be deceived.
As you straighten out your relationship with your family members, your communication line with God will not be blocked, in Jesus' name!
So, one of the reasons the enemy puts disagreement between couples, is so that he can rob them of this prayer advantage. The Word of God says: And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). God, your spouse and you form a three-fold cord that is not quickly broken. So, as you co-operate with God to establish His purpose for marriage in your home, He honours your family, by ensuring that whatever you desire concerning your home and children is established.
Prayer can bring that change you have long awaited for in your home. Elisha was an ordinary human being like you and I, but with prayer, he was able to change the climate conditions of a nation as and when desired. Maybe, you have been going through a season of drought and dryness in your home, earnest, heartfelt prayers can change it to a season of refreshing, fruitfulness and plenty.
Your prayers can bring changes to the lives of your spouse and children, because the Bible says: For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy (1Corinthians 7:14).
Why not take advantage of this powerful weapon of prayer? You will see every unpleasant situation in your marriage and home turn around for good. God is on your side!
Your prayer life needs to take a new turn, if you want success in your home. The right place to begin from is a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. If you want to start this relationship right now, you can please say this prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your blood. Deliver me from sin and satan, to serve the living God. I believe You died for me and on the third day, You rose that I might be justified. 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!
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For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Making Marriage Work, Marriage Covenant, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).