Thursday, 31 January 2013

Life's Challenges-My Own Story

I woke up this morning feeling rather down, having some financial challenges and was really depressed about it. I cried and felt very frustrated about the situation. And I began to ask God questions. Just yesterday I shared a post on my facebook page on life's challenges, and this morning I am getting frustrated due to my own financial challenge. In the middle of my frustration I wondered if all those mighty men of God really do face trying times? Well in truth they all do, they appear very courageous on the pulpit, but in the privacy of their personal lives they get to trash issues with God every once in a while.
Now bearing this in mind, the next thought to consider is this: Why will God allow us to go through challenges? Why can't we have a smooth sail all our lives as children of God? Well there are many answers to these question, but the very first I will want us to bear in mind is that God uses these trials and challenges to train us and produce more of Him in us. James 1:2-4 says we should consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds, because it is designed to develop in us perseverance which works in us to produce perfection in the likeness of God. And so we are learning that these challenges are not intended by God to break us but rather make us.
In as much as I am frustrated and angry about my financial situation, yet by God's standard, it is there in my life on assignment by God to work in me and produce in me something beautiful. It is not a pleasant experience, but when I allow myself to be trained by this experience and not break in the process, then at the end it should have worked in me and produced in me something beautiful and glorious for which I will thank God and be grateful to Him. In Romans 8:18, Paul said "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." This is very similar to what James said in the book of James 1, and so that tells us that the challenges we are experiencing today is on a mission that is glorious in the long-run. Those who endure the process receive the crown, you can't run half way through the course and expect to receive the trophy for those who successfully completed the process. You are not built to break.

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In this book titled Gleanings From the Throne of God is a beautiful message titled "The Suffering That Makes Perfect." This messages encourages us to sail through our challenges with the courage to aim for the medal that only God gives at the end of the process. In order to view and get a copy, please click on this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/299094


  

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

In Your Marriage You Deserve to be Happy

My revelation of the word of God concerning marriage is that as a woman there is a lot I need to do. In as much as my husband is the head of the home, that home is function-less or better still non-existence if I am not performing my responsibilities well. I had gone through a lot of challenges in my marital life to the point of wanting to give up. And because I am born-again and submissive in my own ability, it was easy for me to conclude that my husband was the wicked and insensitive one. But because I knew that God will not be happy with me if a take the divorce option, I decided to start praying. I had stopped loving my husband but I felt I owe God the responsibility to hang in there, and also for the sake of our children.
But as I prayed, I was moved to start reading my Bible. Since I had lost my job and business wasn't going so well, I had a lot of time in my hands to devote to Bible reading. I was frustrated with my pathetic situation, no job and so no income, no happy home or a devoted husband, but I found strength in reading my Bible. It was not too long from the time I truly started falling deeply in love with Jesus and having time for my Bible that revelations that led to my healing process began.
Today I thank God I was able to receive those revelations and obediently follow in the instructions of the truth I found in the Bible. I never got divorced, didn't have a change of spouse, but I am happy in my home. My marriage is at peace and both I and my husband are in love with each other as if we are just meeting for the very first time. So easy it is to totally forget the ugly past and enjoy the beautiful now that leads to an even better tomorrow.
I have heard a lot of people say that marriage is a 50-50 responsibility of the man and his wife. I do not disagree this with in any way, but I will beg that each spouse see marriage as their 100% responsibility. As a spouse it is easy to draw the love and attention out of your partner solely from the love and attention you have been able to deposit in him/her. Marriage like most other things is an investment that you get to reap what you have sown. But there is a fact that remains, and that is: it is not enough that you have sown a seed or many seeds, but there is One who watches over your seed to make them germinate and grow, and that One person is God. That is why it is important you pray well before entering into a marriage union, and still you need good attitude and plenty of prayers to sustain marriage and be happy in it. 
Many people after going throw at least one to two divorce experiences have concluded that they are not destined for marriage. Even among Christians this philosophy is fast springing up, and when I hear such things as this I wonder within me that can this really be true? In the fullness of God, will He allow experimental marriages whereby after two failed experiences we are permitted to come to the conclusion that we are not destined for marriage? Knowing that God frowns at divorce, we as Christians with our eyes fully fixed on Jesus should know that experimental marriages is not God's design. From my own perspective, I have come to the conclusion that marriages fail because we have not made the right investment in it. 
A very submissive wife that has neglected the addition of prayers is like one with substance but lacks power. And when you are so submissive and prayerful without the knowledge of the word of God you are like one praying amiss. Though you have learnt to sow, still you need to commit that labour of sowing to God who makes your seed to germinate and grow to produce fruits for you to enjoy. Sowing without committing the seed to God who makes it to grow is the typical case of wives who get frustrated at self effort of submissive. The Bible says "if the builders are building and God is not building with them, they labour in vain."
In like manner, if a wife is prayerful but yet lacks the right attitude to make a marriage union work, then you have sown nothing. You are committing nothing into God's hands for Him to work with on your behalf. You have not made any investment for which you expect any returns on investment. 
And this also applies to the man. The love you show to your wife as yourself is an investment and a seed sown and if it is well sown with prayers, it will definitely yield good returns for you. Marriage is a beautiful institution that God has given us, it is good and it is meant to be enjoyed and not endured. 

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Book Editorial

Its the norm to assume that in a typical marriage setting more responsibility is expected of the man than the woman, and this is a very convenient conclusion to come to when in truth the man is the head of the home. But based my own discovery, the tilt is to the other way. The genesis of marriage was based on God's discovery that it is not good for the man to be alone and so He made a suitable help for him in the person of a woman whom He brought to the man as wife (Genesis 2:18-25). Based on what I have discovered in the Bible, God never gave specific areas of attention in which the wife is to come in an help the man. So it is just the reasonable conclusion that in any area where the man needs help, the woman has been formed by God to step in and help.
With this revelation, I have come to see marriage in another light other than a place of just sleeping and waking up, raring children and expecting the man to be the superman, while the wife waits to be pampered. Marriage is a big call to duty, and not a duty assigned by man, but a divine duty assigned by God Himself and to Him we will give account.
Knowing now that your marriage is a call to duty, the next thing to know is "what is my responsibility and role in marriage?" Unlike the popular thought that a woman is the weaker vessel meant to be idolized, the woman is actually the base support of the home. The first responsibility assigned to the woman is to be a suitable help to her husband. From the revelation of the word of God in Genesis 2:18-25, the woman is a suitable help designed by God for her husband. We should note that God never gave specific areas of the man's life where the wife is to come in and help, and so that tells us that in every area of a man's life where help is needed, God has packaged that help in the wife He brought to the man to marry. No wonder we read in the book of Proverbs 18:22 that "he who finds a wife has found a good thing and obtained the favour of God." So in you as a wife is packaged all of your husband's help and favour, based on the truth of the word of God.
Going forward, if we are able to understand well that we as wives carry the favour of God for our husbands and also the help of our husbands within us as the design of God, then it is our God given assignment to release and deposit that favour and help in the lives of our husbands each time the need arises. Bottling it up in us and not releasing it amounts to disobedience to the purpose of God for our lives. The revelation of this truth and the obedience to what the Lord has revealed to us, is the beginning of a peaceful and lasting marriage.
"Behind every successful man they say is a woman," in an ideal situation I will rather fine tune that proverb to be "Behind every successful man is his wife." If as a wife in your home you have become an entity your husband can adequately do without then you need to start to do something about it. Based on God structure of things you carry in you your husband's help and so you are supposed to be indispensable in his life, a part of him that he cannot adequately function without. If you are not yet there in your husband's life, then there is so much work for you to do.
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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Raising Godly Offspring

What a job well-done is what will be said of parents that have been able to successfully raise successful children. Such parents are not just proud of the children they have raised, but they also find rest and peace in old age. They have children they have invested to much in and thus begin to reap the dividend of their investment. There is the saying that "whatever you sow, that you shall reap." That cannot be more true with what we have been able to invest in our children. Not just the financial investment-that is far from the true value of investment, but the investment of moral value and discipline that is bound to produce positive results.  
The book "Because the Lord Seeks Godly Offspring" does not exhaust the mind of God on the issue of raising children that are destined to bring you rest in future, but it sure reveals the mind of God on the matter. Click on this link http://www.thewordthatsuits.com/_item?item_id=039001 for a preview of the book

Violence In Marriage


In my few days of speaking to women on marriage issues I have discovered a very big challenge with violence in marriages. Probably the very demanding economic situation is beginning to create a lot of tension in homes. It was not a big vice in the days of our parents for husbands to beat up their wives, but with the accelerated increase in the knowledge of the things of God that most people claim to possess, then violence in marriage should be a very big offence.
The wives being the ones at the receiving end of the rod are the ones mostly affected by the vice and should naturally be the most determined to seek a solution to this big problem. Yet it appears as though they are the ones helpless in the matter. There is an increase in death and permanent harm done to spouses as a result of marital violence and thus there is need for a timely intervention in this matter.
A lot of people will advocate divorce or separation as a means to combating this marital menace, but is that God's willful approach to this or there is still an approach better than divorce and separation in handling marital violence? Is the wive who is the assumed punching bag to the rather lack of self-control husband able to bring about a change in that man from the assumed monster to a loving husband that he ought to be? Is it possible that the monster in him was birth from the nonchalant and uncaring attitude of the wife? Is there a way out of this other than divorce or separation. These are the questions that you can get answers to as you click on these links: http://www.thewordthatsuits.com/_item?item_id=031001,  http://www.thewordthatsuits.com/_item?item_id=033001




Friday, 18 January 2013

Let Share The Word of God

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