Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Let God Be First! By Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: Let God Be First

Dear Reader,

Happy New year to you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! With joy unspeakable full of glory, I sincerely welcome you into this glorious year. With praise and thanksgiving to God Almighty, who has brought us into this New Year with our families, I rejoice and congratulate you in Jesus’ Mighty name!

I have good news for you. I want you to know that there is so much good for you all in your homes, families, in the lives of your spouses, children, businesses, finances and careers this year, but the Bible says it is only for the obedient. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19). Whatever the mouth of God tells you to do this year, do it. There is reward in obedience. You shall not miss your portion this year in Jesus’ name.

Purpose in your heart to obey God, determine to do His will, refuse to be among the evil doers, choose that which is good, and then, you will see His outstretched arm in your direction this year, and you will become a positive surprise to all around you in Jesus’ name

Your family needs the help of God from the regular troubles, woes and calamities that befall families in our world today. Man is still looking everywhere, in search of lasting solutions to the problems encountered in marriage and family. However, the Psalmist shows us the secret for an enduring solution in Psalm 60:11, which says: Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. When you make God the first place in your family, He makes His help to reach you, no matter what area of family life you desire, and the level of problems you have experienced in your family. God is all you need throughout this New Year, to have all your needs met.

The problem with many couples is that they push God aside, and yet expect to enjoy divine benefits. They ignore the Word of God, which I call the “manufacturer’s manual”, and expect the product (marriage) to function perfectly. It is impossible! Psalm 11:3 says: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? God is the foundation for success in the home. When the foundation is faulty, no matter how righteous you may be, your home cannot stand.

To give God a place of priority in your family begins with your personal relationship with God, though Jesus Christ. The presence of God comes down in your home, when you are a child of God, a diligent student of the Word, studying and practising it, as these are the keys to an exciting and successful family. God upholds ALL things by His Word. Once His Word is given its rightful place in your home, it will build a sure foundation, which must stand! Receive the grace to operate upon the Word right now, in Jesus’ name.

Here is a testimony on the wise application of the Word of God.

“After my first child in May, 1981, I went from church to church in search of another child, not really knowing the Word of God. I was anxious, desperate, worried and lacked good relationship with people. This almost caused me my marriage.

However, I got another baby in December 1991, (10 years later). I thought peace had come to the home; but no! There was no peace until I started coming to this church in July 1994. I gave my life to Christ in October 1994.

I started hearing the Word of God in a different way I had never heard it before! I started seeing changes in my home and in the relationship between my husband and I. Peace, joy, harmony and great love were restored to me.

Then I was still anxious for another child, since my baby was now over four years old, until I read the book ‘You Can Overcome Anxiety’. Anxiety died in me, because I now know God is able to do all things. My husband, by His grace, is now a man, husband and father. There is now peace in my home and office, and my relationship with other people is excellent.” — Hart, C. I.

So, family peace depends on the place you give to God and His Word in your home this year. The more of Him you have, the more peace, joy, happiness and sweetness you enjoy in your family. Receive the grace to allow God take His rightful place as the first in your family and grace for you to practice His Word in your home now in Jesus’ Name.

However, the first step to take, in order to give God and His Word priority place in your family and receive an ability to keep at it, is to give your life to God, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Giving your life to Christ entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. That is what being born again is all about. If you want to give your life to Christ and be born again, please say this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I believe You died for me and on the third day, You rose that I might be justified. 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, and; 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).