Topic: A Great Teacher [Monday 5 October, 2015]
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”-Psalms 19:7
When you hear “its testimony time” in services, what goes through your mind? Is it just another segment of the service and story time—or do you utilize it spiritually and mentally; deriving lessons to receive the same order of breakthrough? Personally, I take testimonies as God’s way of saying to me, “I’m set to give you an even greater breakthrough than this. I am willing, I am able and I am ready!” I hope you positively adjust your thought pattern on them today and so, let me help kick-start that by sharing one of my testimonies with you. I pray that you draw wisdom from it for your own marriage.
There was a time my husband and I wanted a change of school for our children. We had already agreed on one, but I saw a different school which I thought would be preferable for them. My reasons were that the proprietor was spirit-filled and most of the teachers were Christians; so overall, I believed it would be a much better learning environment for them.
I told my husband about my discoveries, but he did not immediately see why I wanted that particular school; especially after we had both agreed on the previous school. Other than arguing my way out, I used my knowledge on submission and the weapon of prayer and told God that His will be done. A few days later, my husband willingly agreed to the new school I proposed and that ended the issue.
I could have chosen to argue my way to a favourable response but that would destroy peace in the moment, and maybe even longer. In the end, I maybe wouldn’t even have gotten that result. In essence therefore, you must realize that you don’t need to argue your way through things; you can prayerfully present your reasons and submissively listen to your partner’s view, while you both pray for the best choice.
Arguments, fights and disagreements are only loopholes for the devil to operate in your home; hence, you shouldn’t give room to it. You can always reach a conclusion peacefully, best done on your knees.