TOPIC: ACQUIRING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY LIFE
Scripture: Matthew 19: 4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Today we shall continue to outline those areas you need to acquire knowledge.
What are the areas you need to acquire relevant knowledge?
1. Experiential knowledge of God because He is the origin of family life.
2. Knowledge of the word of God(details in yesterday’s meditation).
3. Knowledge of the gender difference (Matt.19:1-4); Jesus said;
Matthew 19: 4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Observe the clause, “at the beginning God made them male and female.” In other words, from creation there is a marked difference between a man and a woman. It is this difference that is referred to as gender difference!
The man must understand that the way he is wired to withstand stress physically, emotionally and otherwise, the female is not!
The male must understand that love giving reports in headlines while the female love detailed reports. The male must understand that man sees love from the lens of sex while females see love from the lens of romance. And many more gender difference which space will not permit me to share! These marked characteristics are what couples are meant to complement each other with.
That is, my weakness is to be supplied and made up by my partner. It is quite unfortunate that many of the reasons couples complain about their spouses are the reasons God kept them in that marriage. For example, some men complain of wives that talks too much, not knowing that God kept them in that marriage so as to be listeners. Women are blessed with verbal power, hence every man must learn to complement his wife.
Beloved, God kept you in that marriage to fill up the missing parts of your spouse! Stop complaining and do your work. The needs of men and women are never the same, ranging from food to sex, and emotional needs. We are not wired to think the same way and as such we can’t withstand stress the same way.
4.. Knowledge of investments: Your investment to a large extent determines the stability of income into the family. To have a glorious family life, you must acquire relevant knowledge of investments. The law of sowing and reaping applies to investments. If you don’t invest when you are supposed to invest get ready for begging at old age.
Proverbs 20: 4. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
I have seen people who worked all their lives, only to retire and beginning to live from hand to mouth. That is not God’s plan for your life. After years of meritorious service, the man /woman should retired into his/her investments. But the unfortunate thing is that most people fail to invest while in active service because they lack proper knowledge of investments.
There are three phases in man’s life :
a. Morning phase(0-25years): it is a learning phase! It is a decision phase.
b. Afternoon phase (25-50years) : it is the investments phase. Application of all that you know from the morning phase of your life. So if you use your morning phase to chase men/woman rather than God, you will have nothing to invest in the afternoon of your life.
c. Evening phase (50-75years) :it is a time of resting not a time to carry CV and change age in search for job. It is a time to start getting returns on your investments and living the rest of your life peaceful.
Beloved, if you lack this knowledge, chances are that some cash are passing through your hands now but not properly accounted for, you waste the resources that is meant to feed you tomorrow in your today. And when you arrive in that tomorrow, you begin to blame God.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real. To reject Jesus is to end up in hell. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord help me to acquire knowledge of gender difference and investment in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy upon your life grace for sound investment receive it now in the name of Jesus.
– Every friction in your family as a result of misunderstanding of gender difference is arrested now in Jesus name.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.