Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do you trust your husband?

I spent some time talking with a close friend recently on his wife’s compulsive attitude to her business. He was getting worried that his wife had now placed her business as the first in her order of priorities. He couldn’t understand where the energy was coming from. She was spending an inordinate amount of time on her business to the detriment of her family and her God. He even told me that he was the one that set up the business for her so that she would not be bored but he didn’t know it would turn out to be this way. And this has been on for over 2 years.

I listened to him with rapt attention forgetting that I was the one that phoned him. I didn’t mind ‘burning my credit’ because I owed it to my friend to listen and proffer some advice. He is a good friend and I love his family. He is rich and I know that he can afford to take care of his family without the wife lifting a finger to work.

I then asked him some questions; “what do you think your wife is trying to prove?” Does she have faith in you? Does she think she needs to build a war chest while she can lest she be thrown out in the cold when there is a problem in the home or when you pass away? Do you think she trusts you? Does she think you have someone else somewhere?”

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Power of “Two-in-one” in marriage

If two shall agree
Jesus recognizes that there is increased power when two people come together in prayer. That is why the Bible records him saying this in Matthew 18:19-20: "Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Jesus clearly states that if two of you agree. 

This means that you need someone to be an agreement partner with you. You need someone who knows what is at stake and appreciates what it means to stand firm and not relent. The most ideal situation is for a man and his wife to be in agreement.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reminder - Those that are still expecting the fruit of the womb

I would like us to remember those expecting the fruit of the womb. I remember those in my inner circle everyday in prayer. You may be in this category or know someone who is. If you are expecting the fruit of the womb, I just want to say, It shall not pass you by; your time shall surely come. If you know someone who is, say a prayer and re-asssure them of Jehovah's loving kindness and tender mercies.

Let us remember His promises pertaining to children.

  • And you shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill. (Exodus 23:25, 26)
  • He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 113:9)
  •  Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the Lord is His reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:3-5)

·         Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table (Psalm 128:3)

However all these scriptures are applicable to born-again Christians that are right with God and man. Also note that for some families still expecting, the problem may be based on misinformation or not having enough information. Please consult with your Medical Doctor so as to understand your situation and know how to pray effectively. In some cases, it may be spiritual. If any has sinned, let him or her confess and ask for forgiveness. It may be a generational curse, stand on the word concerning your new creation birth and break the curse in prayer. Confess the word, act on it and praise God for the actualization of His word for you. Husbands, this should not be left for the wives alone. Both of you working on this will make more power available. 

It shall come to pass. Shalom.

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