|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
With joy and gladness I welcome you to this wonderful edition of Family Life. Not minding the fact that the year is speedily running to an end, the balance of your From Glory to Glory package will not be denied you in Jesus’ name.
This month, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, we shall be examining the topic: Keys to a Happy Home.
I wish to start by saying that the excellent taste of every soup is determined by how it is prepared. It is not enough to have all the required ingredients; you must know how to correctly put them together, before you can get the desired taste.
The same is true for a happy home. The outcome of your home depends on how you make it. It is, therefore, your responsibility to make it a happy one!
God has a purpose for every home He establishes, and until that purpose is discovered by the members of the home and applied, it does not produce fulfilment.
Right from creation, God demonstrated His interest in and placed value on homes by being practically involved in the institution of marriage. Before a God-centred home can be birthed, marriage must have been in place.
Even God, the Almighty, did not just speak marriage into being as He did the beast of the field and the fowls of the air. He carefully put it together step-by-step. In other words, before a happy home can truly be actualised, certain efforts and contributions are required by every member of that home.
God’s Word says: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones (Proverbs 17:22). That is, creating an atmosphere of joy in your home will bring out the best in your wife, husband and children alike.
Your home is meant to bring you tremendous joy, but not all homes are experiencing that today. In fact, many are facing constant crises and terrible difficulties, and God is not unaware of this.
That is why this month, therefore, I will explore the subject of happy home, and help you to see that it can work just as God designed it to, bringing honour, pleasure and satisfaction to every reader in Jesus’ name.
To undoubtedly enjoy the true joy a happy home offers, you have to be born again. It is neither by power nor by might, but by the Spirit of God (Zechariah. 4:6). Therefore, if you are set for this new birth experience right now, say this prayer with faith in your heart: “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.”
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).