WHAT ARE YOU BUILDING YOUR MARRIAGE ON?
Right after the meeting, the family walked up to me and said, “Pastor, the word you gave to us is very accurate”. As we interacted, I got to know that the wife had made up her mind to pack her load that season and leave her matrimonial home. God sent a word that brought peace to the storm.
But another thing struck me, the man said, ” I was praying as we came in for the meeting that the Lord should send us His Word and intervene in our situation”. God did.
God’s Word is transformative. It is so potent that as it is spoken, things begin to happen. And one thing we get to receive in the gathering of believers is a word from the Lord.
God’s Word does not return to Him void. It fulfils that which He has sent it to do.
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 NLT
The Word of God comes to you this day. In the name of Jesus, you are healed from every disease and delivered from every trouble. We rebuke the storms around you. We say “Peace. Be still”.
He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
Psalms 107:20-21 NLT
Again, you must ensure that you fellowship with God with an expectation. Expectation will store faith in your heart. Faith will draw virtue. By the virtue that flows, issues are addressed. Never fellowship with God without an expectation.
Finally, it is easier for a marriage that is built on the Word to withstand the storms of life. If your marriage pays lip service to the Word of God but pays heart service to the lifestyle of celebrities and strange counsel of self-appointed destructive agents of divine institutions, storms will destroy your marriage.
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.”
Matthew 7:24-25 NLT
What are you building your home on?
temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa