In our world today there is an epidemic of divorce, anger, and fighting in the home. God hates divorce and is the Creator of marriage and family. He left us his word, so we would learn how to be loving, giving, and forgiving.
Many search for love and marry thinking they will have someone who will make them happy…but true happiness comes only from God and living a life that is in his will.
Marriage means committment, hard work, and submitting to one another in love.
The Bible says…
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1 (NLV)
This means, that we as women were created to be builders of our home in word and deed.
As a child growing up, my mother had a full time job, so it was my job to take care of my brother, prepare the meals, clean the house, and do yard work.
My parents showed me by example, that work was important to God and having peace within our family.
One of the top things that please a man is coming home to a sanctuary of peace, a clean home, and a good meal.
In striving for woman’s equality, we’ve forgotten to teach women how to be godly wives and mothers.
Titus 2:3-5 (NIV) says…
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Many years ago, I was working 60-70 hours a week. My house and marriage was in total chaos, and I was experiencing horrible depression.
In striving to be rich and have a career, I almost lost my husband and sanity. I became very ill, and eventually was forced to leave my job. I felt like a total failure and spent much of my days in a pity party.
My health continued to decline, and I went to various doctors searching for answers. I was diagnosed with asthma and told I was allergic to dust. My hands and feet were turning black, and I was told I had a circulation disease.
Soon I was on about 7 medications, but my health did not improve.
Several years later, God began to teach me through the scriptures that I needed to get my house in order.
At first I was so sick, that I could only clean for a few minutes at a time… but as I prayed to our LORD for strength, he helped me to clean up the mess and rebuild my home and marriage.
As I cleaned, I realized my house had been taken over by dust bunnies, and I was very ashamed of how I had neglected my home and family.
When I got rid of the dust and filth, my health began to improve and I was able to go off almost all of the medication.
Beloved, today you may be suffering from sickness or depression. God loves you and wants to help you rebuild your health, home, and family.
The Bible gives us practical advise to help us solve our problems and bring peace and hope into our lives.
The same God who helped me, is waiting with open arms to help you through whatever you’re facing.
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
Father how greatful we are for your words of wisdom to help us cope and become godly men and women. Many are facing health or marital problems and they need your loving hand of hope to help them rebuild their lives, homes, and families. If you are for us, no one can stand against us.
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. – Hebrews 3:4 (NKJV)
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