Enjoying A Fulfilling Family Relationship By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Enjoying A Fulfilling Family Relationship
Dear Reader, peace and blessings be multiplied unto you, in Jesus name! I specially welcome you to another beautiful month. I believe God has wonderful things in store for you this month and grace to take hold of them shall be released unto you, in Jesus name! All through this month, I shall be teaching on having a Fulfilling Family Relationship.
Let me begin by defining what relationship means; it is contact and interaction with people. It means to be involved. Whether it is relationship with your husband, wife, children or other extended relatives, God wants you to enjoy a fulfilling relationship. However, for this to happen, you must go about it in an appropriate manner.
Clearly, there are some fundamental facts about relationship that you must know in order to have a most fulfilling one. They include the following:
1. God Relates: God has vital relationship and believes in relationship. In the God head, there is a strong relationship between God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Bible says, For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (1 John 5:7). The statement ‘these three are one’ means that the three agree in one, or are connected; same way God wants us to agree and connect with other people.
2. Man was created to Relate: Man was created in the image of God. The Bible clearly shows us that God is relationship-oriented; therefore, man cannot but be relationship oriented. Have you ever wondered who man was created to have fellowship with? He was created to have fellowship with God and his fellow human beings! The Bible says, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created (Revelation 4:11). To have a distinguished family life, you must have profitable relationships. Remember, Two are better than one… (Ecclesiastes 4:9).
3. Relationships are built: I want you to know that good relationships do not just happen; they are made to happen. This means that a good relationship requires investments. Whatever you sow is what you will reap. You have to sow good seeds into your marriage if you want it to work. The Bible says, A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).
Marriage is the closest form of relationship that exist among men; understand that the best of marriage comes out of the best investment that goes into it. It is what you give that you get back! Therefore, you must be ready to give it your best.
4. Relationships Influence You: As married couple, you must understand that the other relationships you keep will always affect you and your marriage positively or negatively. If you associate with those who are not bothered about how their marriage turns out, you cannot have a fulfilling marital life and vice versa. The Bible clearly tells us, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1).
The story of Amnon in 2 Samuel 13:3 clearly show us that bad relationship can bring shame, violence and untimely death in a family. Ammon’s friend Jonadab used his subtlety to destroy him. Do not associate with the wrong people if you desire to have a fulfilling marital life. Also, if you are involved in any relationship that is averse to your marriage, now is the time to break it off!
Having a fulfilling relationship with others, begins with your relationship with Christ, you must have Jesus Christ in your life. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and 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).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace, in Jesus name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through [email protected], 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.