Why Success in the Family
You are welcome to Family Success, where the ingredients for a successful home are practically delivered into your hand. You shall not miss your own portion, in Jesus' name!
I want you to know that success in anything in life, and particularly in marriage, is not accidental. It is a product of proper alignment with the truth of God's Word. No accident is ever said to be successful. No one succeeds by chance. A successful marriage does not just happen; it is made to happen.
A wise man said, "Many people dream of success, but others wake up and work at it!" So, the responsibility for the success of your family rests absolutely on you. This week, I want to share with you from God's Word, Why Success In The Family.
God Is Interested In The Success Of Your Home: One of the reasons why your marriage must succeed is that God has interest in your home. God was practically involved in the first wedding ceremony between Adam and Eve. He designed the home to succeed. The Word of God says: And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:21-22). We can see in this scripture that God was fully involved in the first wedding. This is to say that, He designed marriage for success.
God did not just speak marriage into existence like He did to the rest of creation, He made Adam. He caused him to sleep a deep sleep, and then took a rib from his side. Out of this rib, He formed the woman and brought her unto Adam. God Himself, therefore, was the Initiator. This means that marriage is rooted in divinity. Without any doubt, anything associated with God is meant to succeed. Marriage is associated with God, therefore, it is meant to be successful. Your marriage shall be successful, in Jesus' name!
God Designed Your Marriage For All-Round Fruitfulness: The Word of God says: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1:27-28).
God began the human family by blessing, not cursing it. He said to Adam and Eve, "Be fruitful; multiply; replenish the earth; subdue it!" What wonderful words of blessing! It is interesting for you to know that fruitfulness goes beyond procreation; it includes success in all areas of life. It also means having many good results. The fact that God rained blessings on the first family is a clear indication that every family is meant to be successful. These blessings will answer for you, in Jesus' name!
God Established The Home For Dominion: Marriage was established to be in control of, and not under the control of circumstance and situations of life. This is a sign that it was established for success. The Word of God says: Have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1:28). Dominion means to have control or exercise of control. The home, therefore, was designed to have dominion; that is, to have and exercise control. I want you to know that God has given you dominion to succeed in your marriage.
God Designed Your Home To Be Like Eden: It is evident that God designed families for success, because of the place where God placed them. The Word of God says: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Genesis 2:15). If you have the description of Eden, you will appreciate the fact that Eden was no wilderness. In fact, it literally means delight, or great pleasure.
God placed the first couple in a place of pleasure. His desire is that your family gives you pleasure. God designed the home for every member of the family to enjoy one another, experience fulfillment, laughter and excitement. He never intended the family to experience pressure, but pleasure. He designed the family to make life pleasurable. In case the situation in your home is far from being pleasant, as you read this article, believe God for a reversal, and it shall be so for you!
Your Marriage Is Not Designed For Shame: One of many reasons God designed marriage is for success and to take shame away from man. You shall not see shame in your home anymore! This year has been declared as our year of Double Portion, Next Levels. I see you moving from one level of glory to another in your home, business, health and finances.
God instituted marriage to ensure that man never experience shame. Marriage brought man into a state of better living, glory and beauty. There was no cause for fear or regret. Your will not regret your marriage!
Marriage Is The Beginning Of Miracle: It is absolutely awesome to discover that the first miracle ever performed by Jesus, during His earthly ministry, was at a wedding ceremony. God is a God of priorities, who would always put first things first. By this miracle, He put a stamp of approval on the need for success in the home.
At the first wedding ceremony, the wine had finished. The wine, here, represents joy. Jesus then stepped in, instructed them on what to do, they obeyed and thus had more wine than at the onset of the wedding. The home is ordained of God to be a miracle centre! Many have and are still enjoying miracles in their marriages and families; yours will be the next!
Success in the home begins by knowing God, the Creator of the universe. If you are not born again, you need to surrender your life to Christ. Surrendering your life to Christ entails confessing your sins and accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour. If you want to do that right now, you can please say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of mu 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.
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: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Single With A Difference, Building A Successful Family, and Success In Marriage (Co-Authored with Bishop David Oyedepo).