TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE FAMILY LIFE
Scripture: Malachi 2: 15. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!
We give thanks and praise to God Almighty for sending us His word on the subject of blessedness of redemption all through the month of April.
The social media went agog over the incident that happened in a school in Lagos, Nigeria where a child of 10years old slept with her class mate when they went for a school program in Dubai.
Many apportioned blame on the school who left the teenagers to play on their own that led to such unfortunate incident. However what the Holy Spirit told me is home failure!
The lack of understanding of the basis of family life is the reason why there’s break down of morals, wanton destruction of lives and properties, the menace of kidnapping that has become endemic etc all point out to the failure in the family life and that is what has formed the basis of our meditation for the month of May!
So fasten your seat belt as we travel together.
When you look at our secondary schools, most have been overrun by cultism. Our highways are no longer safe. Children pregnancy everywhere.
One big question remains unanswered, does it mean the devil is multiplying his character faster than Godly character? No of course! Rather it is the results we often get when the lack of understanding of the family life is missing.
What is family life?
The family life comprises of marriage and parenting. Many think having a family is to just get a man to father a child! It is more than just answering a father or mother, rather becoming a responsible father or mother with requisite knowledge of parenting that is what makes a family life. When the family fails the consequences are reflected on the society.
The report card we have now of a failed society is a clear indication that the family, being the oldest institution where destinies are molded has failed. Like the great story teller-Chinua Achebe said “things fall apart, when tthe center cannot hold!”
The center that can no longer hold now is family life. That’s where society is built. Failure in the home equals pain and every form of confusion in the society!
Broken homes, divorce leave the children unattended to! But what did the scripture say :
Malachi 2: 15. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Beloved this is a clarion call to every believer to ensure their home is a center where godly seeds are multiplied(Mal.2:15), great destinies are prepared and released to our world.
A Christian home contributes to a good mental, emotional and physical welfare of its members! Such homes are free from the undue strife, tension, hate, competition and pressures that can and do destroy good health in these areas.
A Christian home is composed of people who follow the way of the Lord and learn how to cope with whatever life brings. There is always the source of hope, comfort, assurance of ultimate victory and providence of God. Happy homes produce happy people.
Therefore, join me as we travel through the Bible on this platform, Moment of Daily Encounter, we trust the Holy Ghost to give us understanding of the family life all through the month of May. And it is my earnest desire that the Lord will shed light on every grey area in the name of Jesus
Remember this ; Heaven is real and hell is real. Your decision for Jesus today determines where you will spend eternity.
– Father thank you for ushering me to the month of May.
– Lord, help me to receive the light meant for me on family life this month in the name of Jesus.
– I declare in this month of May, unsual miracle will be your experience in the name of Jesus.
– Your life is excused from disaster and calamity in the name of Jesus
From your brother Alex
God bless you.