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SCRIPTURE: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Marriages fail when the principles of God that sustain marriage in Scripture are not upheld.

Sometime ago, I got so bothered about the increasing rate of marital failure in our generation that I began to enquire from God. I asked the Lord, “Why do we have so many marital failures in our generation?” And as I enquired from God, He began to show me the reasons why marriages fail:

One major reason why marriages fail is that not all marriages have their root in God. Many people make their marital decisions without involving God from the beginning. And anything you do without involving God is a signature for failure.

Second reason: I saw that most marriages today fail because the foundations of those marriages are not pure. Many married people today had slept with each other before being joined in the holy matrimony on the altar.

Third reason: I also realised that many other marriages fail because the couples don’t practice the foundational principles of the Word of God regarding marriage. For instance, husbands don’t love their wives, and wives don’t submit to their husbands as commanded by the Scripture (Ephesians 5:22-25). Marriages fail when the principles of God that sustain marriage in Scripture are not upheld.

Beloved, as you embark on the quest to get married, it is very important to commit your steps to the Lord. If God knows that you don’t do anything until you hand it over to Him, He will show you the right way. He will show you the right person to marry.

Today, many people are in a hurry to get married their own way. They want to marry in their own way and bring it to God to approve or endorse, but God does not operate like that.

Get this: Committing things to the Hands of God may appear slow but it is sure, and doing things your own way may appear fast, but it usually fails.

Remember this: Marriages fail when the principles of God that sustain marriage in Scripture are not upheld.

1. Make up your mind to uphold the principles of God in all areas of life.
2. Apply God’s Word in the running of your marriage and home.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask for Your grace to uphold Your Principles in my marriage and home, Lord in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: Many times, women enter into marriages and end up being considered as outlaws or she considers her husband’s relations as outlaws because they both do not understand each other nor the laws that operate fundamentally in the family. Culled from “IN-LAWS, IN LOVES AND OUTLAWS” by Dr Becky Paul-Enenche.


AMAZING FACT: Australia is the only continent in the world to have no active volcanoes.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The Almighty uphold your marriage by the principles and practice of His Word in Jesus Name.

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