Monday, June 6, 2011

Under One Roof

One of the Devils biggest weapons that he uses against us is dividing the family. Putting one family member against the other, husband against wife, child against the parent,  mother against the father and friend against a friend. My mother use to have an old saying," What happens in this house stays in the house and its no one elses business but ours. She would really get upset if one of the family members told someone outside of our home, our business or what went on in it. I remember my mother looking up under her glasses, fussing at who ever told people the things that went on inside our home. She would say, "If there is a problem in this house, it should stay in side the house". No one in the outside world should know about the problems or the troubles, that our children are having, or the problems that your father and I are having. Everything should remain under one roof and not discussed among other family members or friends. Because that's where most people often get some very bad advice and the Devil does not need any help when it comes to destroying a family or breaking up a relationship.Wow! My mother was really upset and she wasn't very nice when she was mad.
 But she was right no one should share their business with the outside world. Because, when we seek advice or direction, then we should seek our Father in Heaven first, because he is the head of all of our lives. Then we should seek counsel from someone who is not a friend of ours or from someone who will not take sides, someone with the ability to look at the situation from an objective view or prospective. All problems or solutions should remain private and anything that happens in your household should remain there.
Another one of the Devils weapons that he uses to destroy relationships is money or finances. This is a problem that is in most  household's, when the man or the woman makes more money that the other, there is often jealousy and resentment. The husband or the wife is jealous, because their spouse makes more money than them and then the other is very resentful because they pay most of the bills . Now this is a problem that should not be, because if both live in the same home then everything made or earned should be under one roof anyway. Two incomes, with two very strong Christian people can go along way and also can get a lot accomplished. When two become one, that means ,whats yours is mine and whats mine is yours, your income, your possessions, your body and soul belong to each other. The home you live in, become the couples home, the car you drive becomes the couples car, what every you posses becomes the couples possession's. God put you together and will provide for you both, if you remain faithful, then you will realize that God blesses a marriage. It has been said," In order to over come the world, one must first, over come the troubles at home". In other words take care of home first before you venture out into the outside world. The reasons for this is quit simple, if you happen to have a lot of stress, drama or confusion at home, there is no way you can concentrate , on your job , at school or any other thing that might demand your attention. After all your home is suppose to be your source of peace and tranquility. If you happen to have these or other problems in your home, get on your knees and ask God for the gift of peace. Once you have had peace you will never want to go back to your old life again. Like my late grandmother would always say," Money can buy you many things, but you can't put a price on a Peace Of Mind".Your marriage is a contract you sign with God and when you honor it by staying devoted, faithful and trusting only him, then everything under one roof will remain, blessed.
Have a blessed Sunday,
Proverbs 23:23-26
Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave birth rejoice. My son give your heart and let your eyes keep my ways.
Proverbs 14-22
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

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