|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
For the past three weeks, we have been examining what it takes to enjoy marital harmony. Today, we shall be looking at the benefits of marital harmony.
The Benefits of Marital Harmony
God believes in profiting and His Word is meant to profit you. It is very important for you to understand that when you live in harmony with your family, you are the primarily beneficiary. Below are some of the benefits of marital harmony.
Personal and Career Success
When you live in harmony with your spouse, you will be able to plan with him, move the family forward and enjoy personal, and career successes. God created the family to enjoy fruitfulness in all areas. So, living in harmony with your spouse and family members is a sure foundation for you to enjoy career success in life.
Marriage is designed to help you maximise your life, because God does not take His people backwards, but forward. So, God has designed marriage, among other things, to enable you grow to your maximum. As such, you are the primary beneficiary when you live in harmony with your family.
How does this work?
In Genesis, we see how wonderful it is to live in harmony. It is written: And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:6).
When a man and a woman agree to build a home both parties become dedicated to each other in terms of love, support and encouragement. As a result, they enhance each other’s performance because they want to please God and always do what is right.
Also, it is important to know that there are certain jobs that when applied for, would inquire about your marital status because of the responsibility attached to marriage.
However, we must recognise that lack of harmony in the home can affects the performance of an individual in life, at work and in his or her career.
For instance, have you noticed that if a man leaves his home with troubles and concerns in his heart, he will carry them to his work place? He may not discuss his problems with his colleagues, but you will find out that those problems will automatically affect his performances. That is what makes harmony in the home the foundation, base and good ground upon which personal and career success are built.
We are all aware that the church of Jesus Christ is made up of families. Every member of the church represents a specific family here on earth and every individual family makes up the church. When I talk about the church, I am referring to the body of Christ at large. So, when there is harmony in the families/ home, automatically, there will be unity and harmony in the church.
When the families enjoy unity, automatically, it will affect the nation. There is so much negativism going on across the nations of the earth today. Every nation experiences a great deal of this negativism and the root cause is the disharmony experienced in the home. So, when the families/homes begin to enjoy harmony, it will affect the nations to a large extent.
Sometimes ago, I read a story of a man named John Owen. He was a British Anthropologist, who conducted studies on eight civilisations that have come and gone. In his studies, he discovered that in the eight civilisations, “the fall of the family resulted in the fall of the nation.” This helps us to understand that to build our nation, the responsibility is on us as a church which includes the body of Christ and individual members representing specific families on the earth. Right now, I curse every spirit of disharmony and disagreement in your home in Jesus name!
In conclusion, you must understand that if you are not born again, it will be impossible for you to benefit from what has just been discussed. If you want to be born again and become a child of God, please say this prayer of faith: “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).