|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
So far, we’ve been looking at the topic, Building Your Home with the Word of God. Two weeks ago we saw from God’s Word that the reason for marital failure in peoples’ family is hardness of heart. So, if you desire to build your home with the Word of God, put hardness of heart far away from you. God’s Word says: And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? …Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.…Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept (Mark 10:2-5).
They had a hard heart, a stony heart and so, suffered family crises. Many think their marital problem is due to the unseen forces. “Everyone is against me”, they think. Yet the problem is not their spouse, neither is it a witch in one village, nor a distant relation casting spells; it is their own hard and stony heart which is unreceptive to the Word of God and His instructions. Today, I believe as you read this article, every hardness in your heart will be melted by the fire of God’s Word in Jesus’ name.
The Lord Jesus giving a parable about a sower who went to sow seeds in Matthew 13:5-6, revealed that as God’s Word is being preached, different people receive the Word differently, depending on the condition of their hearts at the time the Word was preached. There is a group of born again people, who listen time without number to the Word of God, yet their output compared with the spiritual input is low. Something is basically wrong with their heart condition. This explains why a husband will keep beating his wife, despite all that God’s Word says about him and his wife being one flesh. See how the Bible describes such a person: The Bible records that instead of repaying evil for evil after ascending the throne as the number two man in Egypt, Joseph looked at his brothers in the face, spoke kindly to them, and forgave them of all the wrong they had done him. Have a forgiving heart and put away hatred because it’s a destroyer of a man’s destiny.
Today, God wants to give you a new heart. No one can give you a new heart or put a new spirit in you except God, therefore, come to Him. He gives new hearts to only His children. Are you a child of God? You become one as you confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You can be His child now by saying this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my 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. 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).