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Two Legs Of A Peaceful Home (Part One)   Leave a comment

The first of the two legs of a peaceful home is
PRAYER! PRAYER!! PRAYER!!!
Last week, we discussed about a lover called the Prince Of Peace. He is the mainstay of a peaceful home. His absence means trouble for any occupier of such home. There is no alternative to the Prince Of Peace.
Why is He so important in the home? Simple! He is the “author and finisher” of a home. He initiated it in the mouth of the Father. As it was, so it is! That means having a very good rapport with Him guarrantees peace in your home front. He is the only one that has all the keys you need to open the doors of peace.
PRAYER!
The first leg of a peaceful home is Prayer! Jesus Christ started His ministry with it. To start a home involves two persons, a male and a female. The question now is, “how do you know the right man or woman to spend the rest of your life with?” it is only the Prince of Peace that can best match make. You need to talk to him to link you with the best person for you. You can’t do it on your own. After identifying that right man or woman, you need to continue to pray.
PRAYER!!
To get something good is a result of prayer. To retain it also calls for prayer. There are people who were joined to the right partners but lost them a few months or years after; other alternatives do not work! They now lick their fingers in regrets. May this not be your portion in Jesus’ name.
To maintain a lasting relationship requires Prayer. Do not relent in doing this. May you not be a loser. Please pray.
PRAYER!!!
It does not end there. You must pray about EVERYTHING in your home. Elder Paul’s exhortation is”pray at all times” (I Thess 5:17). For peace to reign supreme in your home, you must dialogue always, without ceasing, with the Prince Of Peace.
To fail to do this is to fail to have peace at home. An hymn has this to say. (CAC Hymn 532)
What a friend we have in Jesus.
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privelege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear–
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer.
2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful.
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness.
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
And that is the position. You suffer much pain when you do not pray about everything. That is why no part of your home must be left unprayed for. If you talk to the Prince of Peace, you will have His perfect peace in your home.
Next week, by God’s grace, we shall discuss together the second leg of a peaceful home. Meet you then…

The Scripture quoted is from Good News For Modern Man.

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A Lover Called The Prince Of Peace   Leave a comment

Each person alive crave for love.Those who mistakenly say that they don’t need love say so out of frustration.In an attempt to get a lover,a lot of people,young and old,male and female,educated and uneducated,ended falling into the hands of lust partners or those with evil desires.This happens because of wrong meanings given to love and failure of mankind to acknowledge the Greatest Lover called The Prince of Peace.
A Prophet some centuries ago made known the heart of the Creator of the Universe when he said about a child to be born,
“For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called…Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government
and peace
There will be no end….”
Irrespective of your age,race,religion,and so on,you need Him.One thing is sure,that is,He loves you.All that you need to do is to embrace His love.He assures you this way,
Peace I leave with you,My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid.”
Do you need a better assurance than this from anybody? The peace that the world offers does not last long.It is deceitful and therefore unreliable.It is not even stable.It fluctuates.On the other hand,peace that the Prince of Peace offers is far superior and not comparable with any other peace.
According to the prophet’s statement,the enthronment of Him into your heart to govern it will make Him responsible for all that your live needs.What else do you want from a lover? Not only this,the relationship and the peace attached to it will increase.
It will not come to an end.Can you imagine such a relationship or government? He expresses His love to you this way,if you can receive Him as your Lover for life,
“Greater love has no one than this,than to lay down one’s life for his friends.You are My friends,
If you do whatever I command you.”
Obedience is the key to sustaining the friemdship or love.
How happy will you be if you have a child,a friend or an associate that does what you hate? You won’t be happy,I know.In the same way,if you obey the Prince of Peace as your Lover,your life will radiate great glory.Every commandment He has brought under,
“And you shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,with all your soul,with all your mind.and with all your strength….
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
If you determine to obey Him,you will as from today run away from all those acts that will make God and mankind sad.You will not engage in activities that will hurt your fellow man.To experience the peace that He offers,most especially in your home,whether you are a father,mother or child.
1.Invite the Prince of Peace into your life now.Tell Him to come into your heart and reside there forever.
2.Tell Him to forgive all your past misdeeds and to give you the power and the grace to do bad things no more.
3.Tell Him to take over the government of your life and home,now and forever more.
Leave a comment or your question in the comment box.Meet me next week,God willin.Until then,live in peace!

Peace Of Jerusalem   Leave a comment

The Peace of Jerusalem must be uppermost in the hearts of every member of a family.Everyone,I think,is a member of a family.So,everyone must seek the peace of his/her Jerusalem,the home/family.The Holy Bible says that whoever loves her will prosper,Psalm 122:6b.
Prosperity in this case is not limited to worldly tangible things.It goes beyond that.The spiritual and emotional prosperity are also relevant.
As a result of this,we shall ,as from next week, begin discussing about our Jerusalem,home and steps to take to ensure its peace.If you are a lover of your own home.keep a date with me every Thursday starting from next week.
You will never regret coming to this place.

Posted March 15, 2012 by 4thlink in For All