Today's Devotion (Monday)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



KEYS FOR THRIVING IN MARRIAGE -- LIFELONG COMMITMENT (I)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:22-33


MEMORY VERSE:

Ephesians 5:33 "Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

In marriage, lack of spiritual, emotional and intellectual intimacy usually precedes a breakdown of physical intimacy. When couples fail to expose their secret thoughts to one another, they shut off the line of communication to one another. The great secret of conjugal happiness is mutual love, kindness, tenderness and loveliness of character in the home. The wife should respect and obey the husband and the husband should love and care for the wife. "Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord" (Ephesians 5:22). Submission is not the obliteration of the woman's personality. It is neither subjugation nor imposed obedience. Submission is a voluntary subordination, it is obedience motivated by love (Philippians 2:5-8). Such a life speaks loudly and clearly, and is often the most effective way to influence family members. Christian wives should develop inner beauty rather than being overly concerned about their appearance. When a wife lives the Christian faith quietly and consistently in the home, her family would see Christ in her.


Research has shown that all the leading pastors in Nigeria, especially holiness preachers, have good homes. They love and respect their wives. If you must be a success in the ministry, you must carry your wife along. Until you set priority right, you may find it difficult to have a good home. Hence an ideal priority should be your God, your spouse and children, your immediate family and your ministry. 


Don't tell us you are born again if your wife does not see you as a Christian. The decision is yours. The God of love is the same God of judgement. Give up anything that will make the Lord give up on you. Betrayal is an advanced stage of backsliding. 


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

Openness and honesty are major keys in maintaining the stability of marital life.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

THE LORD JESUS SHALL BIND YOUR MARRIAGE TOGETHER WITH THE CORD OF HIS DIVINE LOVE AND UNITY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. Lord, change my heart and make me a worthy spouse in my marriage, in the name of Jesus.

2. Every blockage to free flow of information between me and my spouse, break now, in the name of Jesus Christ.

3. Blood of Jesus Christ, remove every limitation to unity and love in my marriage, in the name of Jesus Christ.


EVENING

4. Lord, give me and my spouse, kind and compassionate hearts towards each other, in the name of Jesus.

5. Power of betrayal in my marital life, die now, in the name of Jesus.

6. My marriage shall not fish in fishless ocean of life, in the name of Jesus.

7. The spirit of promiscuity and backsliding, lose your grip upon my marriage, in the name of Jesus.


Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 32-34; Psalm 91


Source: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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