Topic: Relishing Marital Harmony (Part 4)
Dear Reader,
For the past three weeks now, we have been examining what it takes to enjoy marital harmony in the home. Today, we shall be looking at: The Benefits of Marital Harmony.
The Benefits of Marital Harmony
God believes in profiting. God’s Word is meant to profit us. It is very important to understand that when you live in harmony in your family life, you are the one primarily to benefit. Below are some of the benefits of marital harmony.
Personal and Career Success
When you live in harmony with your spouse, you will be able to plan with him and you will move forward in your family; you will enjoy personal and career success. A harmonious family life is a good place for you to enjoy personal and career success. God created the family to enjoy fruitfulness in all area. So, living in harmony with your spouse and family members is a sure foundation for career success in life.
Marriage is designed to help you maximize your life, because God does not take His people backwards, He takes them forward. So, God has designed marriage, among other things, to enable you grow to your maximum. Thus, when you live in harmony in your family, you are the primary beneficiary.
How does this work? In Genesis we see how wonderful it is to live in harmony. “ And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Genesis 11:6).
When a man and a woman agree to build a home, both of them are dedicated to each other. They love each other, support each other, encourage each other; and because of that, they enhance each other’s performance.
There are even some jobs that when you apply for they want to know whether you are married or not? This is because some level of responsibility is attached to marriage. For instance, you must have noticed that if a man leaves home with trouble and concerns in his heart and goes to work, he carries those problems to his work place. He may not even have to discuss those problems with his colleagues, but you will find out that those problems automatically affect his performance. That is why if there is harmony in the home, it becomes a foundation on which to enjoy personal and career successes.
Church Building
We are all aware that the church of Jesus Christ is made up of families. Every member of the church represents a specific family here on earth. Individual families make up the church. When I talk about the church, I am talking about the body of Christ at large. So, when families enjoy harmony in the home, automatically, there will be unity and harmony in the church.
Nation Building
Automatically, when families enjoy unity, it will affect the nation. There is so much of negativism going on across the nations of the earth today. Every nation experiences a great deal of this negativism and the root cause of it all is disharmony in the home. So, when the families or homes begin to enjoy harmony, it will affect the nations.
I read sometimes ago the story about a man called John Owen, a British Anthropologist. He conducted some studies over eight different civilizations that have come and gone. Then, he found out something outstanding that runs through all these eight civilizations; the fall of families resulted in the fall of the nation. Therefore, if our nation must be built, the responsibility is on us as a church and as individuals. I curse every spirit of disharmony and disagreement in your home today in Jesus name!
You need wisdom to build your home and God is the source of that wisdom. If, peradventure, you are not born again and you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, then say this prayer in faith: 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 contact@faithoyedepo.org, 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.