|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
With great joy and excitement, I bring God’s Word your way today. Last week, we saw the role of the man in the family.
This week, we will also be looking at The Role of the Woman in the Family’s Finance. As we go along, I want you to believe God’s liberating Word as it comes to you through instructions. As you believe and obey His instructions, you will experience God’s mighty hand in your family.
From creation, we see the role of the woman. God created the woman to be a help that is meet for the man. That is, she is the help that is suitable for the man. The woman is meant to be a help not ‘dis-help’.
There should be no “his” and “hers” in family finance. Both should have access to each other’s money. Where there’s a joint account, no one should spend money without informing the other. At an agreed date, both partners can come together to plan the family budget, mapping out how much should be spent on food, children and each other, as well as paying electricity bills, etc. It is refusing to work together as a team that places families under tension and crisis.
Trust is the key word in family finance. Husband and wife must trust each other enough to put their money together and be prudent in spending it. Note that accountability helps to boost trust. Where no one wants to be accountable to the other, there will be no progress financially.
There are some women who spend feeding allowance on clothes and other personal things, when their husbands give them money for house keep. The virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 is trustworthy. God’s Word says: The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her… (Verse 11).
A good place to start in building up trust in one another is by being open about your monthly income. If you lie about it, you are only opening the way for the enemy.
Consider this testimony
I was having problems at home financially. The money I had did not seem to be enough to make ends meet. My husband too was not co-operating. Then I heard about “Family Clinic Programme” being conducted by Pastor Mrs. Faith Oyedepo and I decided to come and seek counsel concerning the finances of my home. After the teachings, I applied all I learnt and since then, my husband has changed; he has been giving me money not only for feeding but enough to start a business. I thank God for His counsel.
– Mrs. T.
As you obey the Lord’s instructions, your finances will take on a new turn as this lady’s own did in Jesus’ Name.
To have an exciting marriage and family, you have to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. This is 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 Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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).