By Odunayo Ketiku
Memory Verse: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:7, NASB)
Strength means might, stamina, sometimes we call or refer to it as power. Strength simply means ability to forge ahead despite opposition, confrontation, storm or resistance. Some homes fall apart and break into pieces because their strength fails them and what was needed to restore the strength was not in place. Some even crash because from foundation, they lack strength.
Home is the coming together of a man and a woman to become one in union and thereafter, by grace blessed with fruit of the womb (i.e. children) either with children or no children, they have formed a home.
What gives strength to the home?
1. Jesus Christ must be the foundation of the home and His knowledge must grow in that home. Where there is no peace, there will be confusion, and where there is no Christ, there will be crisis. And in such environment, our strength will surely fail.
2. The word of God must be established and prevail in that home – Jesus said “the word that I speak unto you, they are spirit and life (John 6:3), without life, what you have is a dead body. It requires life to take strength, life makes you strong, it gives you hope. The children in that home must be taught and be impacted with the word of God. The scripture calls them arrows in our hand, and with them we shall not be ashamed because they will speak to the enemy at the gate. Any arrow that will hit target, must be sharpened. A blunt and dull arrow cannot hit a target, even if it hits, it will not have any effect. The instrument that sharpens us is the word of God.
3. Real and strong love must be in that home – Rom. 12:9; Paul said let love be without dissimulation (deception). Genuine and sincere love makes the home strong. A home where they share things in love, eat in love, correct in love and have things in common will be able to withstand any storm. Let love drive you to go extra mile for one another. Love will make you to live joyfully with one another. (Ecc.9:9, Eph 5:22-33). God is love and He dwells where there is love.
4. Unity of purpose in the home – (Ps.133:13). Scripture says “the spirit of the Lord dwell not in where there is confusion”. One of the major reasons for our creation is to dwell together in unity and fellowship together; God said it is not good for the man to be alone.(Gen.2:18).
Unity is the mind of God for every home, because it is there that the Lord commands His blessing.
Others attribute that strengthen the home and makes it stand firm in the face of challenges are: -Fellowship with one another in sincerity, openness, trust and forgiveness, showing kindness and care towards one another.
▪Oh Lord, I thank You for the Godly home you have given to me.▪Thank You Lord for Your peace I enjoy in my home. ▪Father in the name of Jesus, i come against every evil that has been programmed against my home.▪ Let every agent of darkness working against my home perish after the order of Goliath. ▪ I receive an understanding heart needed to dwell with my Partner in love.▪ I declare Your peace upon our Children. They shall bring us joy all the days of their lives. ▪Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Amen.
Peradventure you have not given your life to Christ Jesus, please do it NOW. Tomorrow is not our’s. Live your best life Now so don’t postpone salvation. Do it today. Invite Jesus into your life Now. After doing that, ask for the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. You need His Comfort in this heavenly race. It’s not for a lazy man who is always looking for a prayer contractor. You can’t afford to be a spectator any longer in the Spiritual affairs of your life. Look for a bible believing Church where you can fellowship and grow. Im happy to invite you to be part of what God is doing at this end time in Christ Like Assembly. You are gladly Welcome to Christ Like Assembly opp Akure South LG Secretariat, Ilesa Road or 5, Oluwanimotele Street, off Plaza Motel Road, Okeijebu or After Infinity Hotel, Ondo Road or Precious Jewels International School, Oke Odu, Akure. You shall surely be blessed. Shalom!!!