Topic: God’s View Concerning Marriage [Part 4]
We have seen that God’s view about marriage is good. It is to provide help for man. Last week, we received God’s instruction for finding a mate.
This week, I will be discussing on how to get the best of God in our family life, by Turning Your Home into a Praise Centre.
The Bible says: Let the people praise thee. Oh God let all the people praise thee THEN shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us (Psalm 67:5-6). Turn your home into a praise centre, a place where the praises of God dwell at all times. My Husband often says, “There’s nothing you praise God for that reduces.” So, if you want increases, praise Him now!
When you turn your home into a praise centre, increases come your way. When you give God praises, obstacles are turned to miracles. If things are not working, give God praise for that is the only way to turn them on. Murmuring doesn’t grant you access to the help of God. Are you in need of the fruit of the womb? Instead of bemoaning your case, complaining and murmuring, wait on God in praises. He is by far able to make you fruitful.
If you are offended in God, who will defend you? You slept and woke up today, not because you are so strong and powerful, but because God watched over you, protecting you in the night and then woke you up in the morning. How fortunate you are!
What is that situation in your family that the devil wants to use to turn you against your Creator? Refuse to give up; your deliverance is coming your way. Refuse to allow your head to be cast down, rather, switch over to praising the Lord. Depression causes a blockage of the mind. You can no longer think straight and God cannot speak to you.
God’s Word says: Mine eyes also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow (Job 17:7). Sorrow, dejection, and depression are destroyers. They hinder God’s blessings. They have destroyed many homes; don’t let them destroy yours. When the devil tries to get you depressed, let your mouth sing His praises, begin to dance, rejoice and put the devil to shame. God’s Word says: Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry and I will MULTIPLY… (Jeremiah 30:19).
Jesus Christ is our perfect example. He thanked God when He saw a boy with five loaves and two fishes and God multiplied these to feed 5,000 people. He knew that thanking God for what you have causes Him to multiply it miraculously. Thank God for that little money your husband has given you or for that job, no matter how low the salary is.
The Lord Jesus even had 12 baskets of remnants from five loaves and two fishes. How did He do this? He gave genuine thanks from His heart. God sees your heart, He knows if you are truly thanking Him or just putting up a show.