ACQUIRING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY LIFE (PART 3)

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TOPIC: ACQUIRING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY LIFE (PART 3)

Scripture: 2 Peter 1: 5. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! It will interest you to know that marriage doesn’t have a provision for people who you are tired of living together as couples to pack out. Although that is what is obtainable in the society today.

Therefore it is wise for any Christian who wants to have a fulfilling family life to acquire relevant knowledge that can help him/her to do so.

The following are areas that require relevant knowledge;

1. Experiential knowledge of God
2. Knowledge of the word of God
3. Knowledge of gender difference
4. Knowledge of investment (details of these in our previous editions)

5. Knowledge of developing quality character. (2Pet.1:5-8): Quality character is a virtue! And it doesn’t just happen, it is developed.

Therefore, how to develop quality character is a knowledge one must pursue. The character one picks up while growing to a large extent can affect your family life especially when you grow up in a dysfunctional home!

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Those characters that do not resemble the character of Jesus Christ must be put off.

These are the kind of characters that have denied some eligible singles from settling down in their matrimonial homes. A good character will help you to keep your marriage but a bad one can keep you out of marriage or prevent you from getting married.

Our anchor scripture says add virtue to your faith (2Pet.1:5)!

Faith is not enough, you must add virtue to it! Virtue speaks of moral excellence. It speaks of character ranging from words of mouth (bad mouth) to hot temper plus attitudes to life in general.

The beautiful thing about character is that it can be learn and as well unlearned. Most characters are acquired from immediate family, environment, from culture, schools attended, books read, television program watched and from the friends you keep! This is why the Bible says:

Proverbs 22: 24. Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

How then do you develop quality character?

Quality character is developed from your relationship with God and His word. So, get acquainted with the word of God. Let the word of God give you a new picture of how to think, how to talk and how to behave. And then from mentors whom God has helped and transformed by His word.

6. Acquire the knowledge of your purpose and vision for life (Amos 3:3): Beloved, know the reason for your existence and have a vision for your life. Know where you are going, how to arrive in the future you desire before asking someone to join you in marriage. The purpose of your life is your original intention, the reason for your existence!

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The reason for defining your purpose is such that whoever does not fit into the vision of God for your life doesn’t deserve you. You will not continue to be like this, so if purpose is mismatched there will be a clash of destiny tomorrow.

Many Christian marriages have closed down because of negligence of this matter of purpose. Don’t only say we are in love, are you also the same in purpose? In some cases the rise of one person is a threat to the self esteem of the other and as such the two can no longer work together:

Amos 3: 3. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Disagreement comes from purpose mismatched!

7. Acquire knowledge of home management. (Titus 2:v5);The sister should go and perfect their cooking skill and learn a new one. Be a better home maker in taking care of your home. Cleanliness is next to godliness, the neatness of your home is largely dependent on the wife. The man must know his role as a provider and chief priest of his house. He must learn the principles of money, how it comes, grow and the power of money etc

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. wrong marriage can take you to hell. Submit it all to Jesus today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to develop quality character and get vision for living in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the long awaited change has just arrived.
– To every single out there, your destiny will not be mismatched in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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