A Prudent Family Life (Part 4) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: A Prudent Family Life (Part 4)
I shall conclude this series on a prudent family life by sharing with you on: How to make the Most of Family Time.
The law of creation forbids things happening by themselves; they must be made to happen. God’s Word says. God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool… (Isaiah 66:1).
The heaven, which is God’s throne, and the earth, His footstool, were created by Him in the beginning. He had to first create (make to be) the heaven and the earth before He could dwell therein. The same way, you can make your home a heaven here on earth. However, the home and marriage you will enjoy must, of a necessity, be created by you. Your marriage is what you make it to be. Stop waiting for your home to adjust itself, rather adjust it with the Word of God.
I will like you to know that family success is possible, but it does not happen by chance. You must programme for it, if you desire it. Nothing works until you work it! That is why the Scripture says: …Every house is builded by a man … (Hebrews 3:4). You cannot build a house by merely wishing it. The same way, you cannot have an exciting home except you work it out.
Home and family life are exciting experiences; they are not necessary evils. God delights in them. So, they are meant to be the most exciting parts of your life as a child of God. But, you must understand that excitement or happiness doesn’t just happen because you are a Christian. No! You have to programme yourself for it! That is, you make it happen!
Spending quality time together as a family is one major thing lacking in today’s families. Laughter is far from them. Smiling is a problem for them! They never see the need to express joy and nothing is worth celebrating. But I tell you, this year will be different for you! You shall be distinguished! Every dullness and sorrow in your family will be turned into joy in Jesus’ Name.
You can create quality time with your family, so that you can share things that make for joy together. My husband, in spite of his busy schedule, finds time to play with His children. He makes humorous statements to the delight of his children. Those who know him are quite aware that he is a jolly person to be with. He is always having a joke to defuse tension, anytime he sees people looking sad.
Your home shouldn’t be a prison yard. A colourful home is not made by murmuring and complaining. Life at home can really be exciting just by adding a little laughter, praise, and thanksgiving, both to God and members of your family. Share things together. As much as possible, you must find time to have one major meal together, and you know eating together could be fun and a time of joy to remember.
To have a colourful home you need to invite Jesus into your life. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and 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).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 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).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.