|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
You are welcome to this exciting column in Jesus’ name! I told you last week that one of God’s ultimate desires for you is to keep yourself pure. Today, I will be teaching on Divine Favour as God’s Ultimate Desire for You.
Marriage is a function of God’s favour. Once your marriage is fashioned according to God’s prescriptions in His Word, you procure His favour, and once that favour is there, it is irreversible. The Word of God says: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). Marriage is a function of God’s favour. Even men are compelled to favour you, because the Bible says that when a man’s ways please the Lord, He causes even his enemies to be at peace with him. God’s favour is the maker of men. When you secure His favour, you progress and succeed effortlessly in life. Success in life and marriage is not a function of your smartness or connections, but a function of God’s favour, because the Bible says: The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them (1 Samuel 2:7-8).
The favour of God elevates you to greater heights that make you to be envied by men. When you step out, hand in hand with your partner, people see the glory of God upon you; as a result, they honour and open all manner of doors before you. The singles among them will desire to be like you, because the good hand of God upon your home will make marriage desirable to all who see you. God’s favour also secures for you a lifting and promotion in status, which also affects your financial and material prosperity. It is an established fact that society honours the married. God created marriage to give man an easy access to His favour so that he can live a “sweatless” life. This shall be your portion, in Jesus’ Name.
Marriage generally gives you a sense of accomplishment. It is your passage from one phase of life to the other; it is a step forward that marks your progress in life. Every young man or woman has a dream or vision of the kind of home he or she would like to have. No one envisions troubles or divorce for him or herself. Everyone dreams of a joyful, peaceful and fruitful home. God created marriage for the fulfilment of these dreams and aspirations. You will not be disappointed in Jesus’ Name! If you are married and your dreams for marriage seem not to be finding fulfilment, receive grace for a new beginning as you walk in line with God’s purposes for marriage henceforth.
The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and he added no sorrow to it (Proverbs 10:22). God’s blessings are sent to us to make us rich. However, to have the highest level of God’s blessings, you must give God the chance to be supreme in your life. He becomes supreme in your life, when you are controlled by His Words in your thoughts, decisions, speech and actions. As this is done, the favour of God is made available for you to enjoy. Your question may be: What is the favour of God?
He that findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord (Proverbs 18:20). A good marriage or life partner is one of the favours God blesses His obedient children with. Does it mean that some people do not get good life partners? Yes! Quite a number of people get married wrongly and so, marriage to them becomes an agonising experience. However, it is not God’s intention for them to be wrongly married. As long as the Lord is supreme in your life and you follow His guidelines laid out for you in His Word (the Bible), then you will be able to make a right choice of a good life partner.
If you are not born again, your marriage cannot escape difficulties and troubles. But if you will receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, you will experience a great change in your life and marriage. Please say this simple prayer in faith if you are ready for this new birth experience: “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).