Successful Christians make Successful Christian Couples
by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Last week, we saw that even as a single person, God has a purpose and plan for your life which is, to be successful in all your endeavours. Although the Bible says, “Two are better than one,” His good plan for your life is not just for when you are married. Today, we be looking at how Successful Christians can make successful Christian couples. The Bible says: Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).
Many times, I hear single persons say God should give them a good spouse, a God-fearing and successful spouse. When you look at their own Christian testimony, it is nothing to write home about.
If you want a successful family, you must first become a successful Christian and there is no better time to do this than in your single days. So, make the best of your single days by using this time to make yourself fit for the kind of spouse you want.
Someone once said, “The key to success is not so much as marrying the right person but becoming the right person.? It is easy, to get carried away looking out for the ‘right person’ and in the process not prepare yourself for that ?right person?.
One day, a brother asked me to pray for a marriage partner for him. I asked him if he had read any book on family life. He said he had not. He had obviously not prepared himself for marriage, because he was ignorant of what it takes to have a successful family. Some people go as far as laying out the qualities they want their future spouse to possess, without considering whether they themselves are in a right condition for that type of person. Instead of spending all your time assessing people, spend time to make yourself as good as the type of partner you desire.
A sister wrote me from Ghana and shared this testimony: “I read your book on Marriage Covenant several times and prepared myself as good as the man I’ve been praying for. God has been good and gracious to me, he has turned my mourning into dancing; He has put laughter in my mouth. God has blessed me with a wonderful man, who fears and knows the Lord. In fact, God blessed me in a grand style. God gave me a man who shares the same vision with me, a man who has devoted himself to the service of God in His vineyard, a hardworking man. We are now courting by the power of the most high and by December ’99 we had our wedding.
Like I mentioned earlier, the Bible says: Two are better than one which also means you are meant to make life better for your partner, not more difficult. Take a look at your life. Are you making things better for those around you at present? Are you a joyful person to have around? If you can?t make life better for the people around you presently, I doubt if you will make life better for your future spouse when he or she arrives. You need to work on yourself.
God?s grace is only available to those who are born again. This is your chance to get born again by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. If you want to be born again, then say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose on the third day. Forgive me my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today.
Congratulations! You are now born again and a child of God.
If you prayed the above simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).