2. Depend on the holy spirit for your marriage “and home.
Psalm 23:2, he maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me besides still waters.
With this point, I am going to briefly talk about how children and pride can affect a marriage.
I was talking to my husband last night, that when people see us, they think wow they are having life on a bed roses. You see it’s not always true, it takes constant work.
I have seen a lot of marriages around me, some are genuine and some you know it’s on the rocks. But the ability to carry it well is what paints the picture people around see.
Pride is the biggest problem in a marriage. With us, we talk about everything and anything no matter how silly it may seem or sound. We constantly keep allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to us and convict us individually of when we have done wrong.
It is hard to own up when you were so sure that you were right. It doesn’t make you foolish or the sucker, instead it should give you power.
That is what the Holy Spirit is there, for to ensure that we change our ways.
Take this expample of when Pharaoh finally realised his ways. As we know it could have only taken God to indeed turn the heart of a king.
Exodus 9:27, And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
The ability to accept that you are unrighteousness and neither is your spouse will constantly encourage change and the ability to be remain humble.
Children is also another reason marriages have issues. When the couple do not agree on how one parent disciplines the child, or didn’t discipline the child and many more.
We have to remember that these children are going to leave us one day. We are justtheir guide into life and into the following of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do not allow the devil to use your child against your marriage, when they are gone it will be left with just you two and you have to go back to the beginning, so that this blessing in this scripture will be your portion.
Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
As long as you keep teaching them in the way of the Lord together, just like you promised when took those vows on the dedication day, all we be well.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Also don’t argue in front of the children, they will take sides depending on what they hear, don’t talk about your spouse to your children or criticise your spouse in front of your children.
You are creating a division in the family and corrupting the bond a family should hold.
Proverbs 11:29, 29 Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise
I pray today that anyone going through any issues in their marriage or aspiring to be married will overcome pride in the name of Jesus.
The devil will not use your children against you, in the name of Jesus.
Receive healing grace, mercy and wisdom in that marriage or in that relationship aspiring to marriage in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen…
Be blessed 😇🙏😘