THE LADY AND HER FAMILY

Mrs Bisi Olumide

God is an excellent God. There is nothing ‘’unexcellent’’ about her. The family is a platform to learn about God and life. Your spirituality is tested at home not in the church. Everyone coming to church looks packaged but the home reveals what we are. God expects us to change at every point in time. How many times do you spend on house chores and how do you react when you are asked to do things? Deborah did not start spirituality in a day. The way you came to this world does not matter. The place God picked you, start from there and begin to learn things.

Genesis 24: The virtue Rebekah displayed there is from home. She had a beautiful heart. Your beauty outside will be appreciated if you are beautiful inside. You cannot say you are a beautiful lady and you are nasty. She was courteous.  The Lord stretches us in the home. There are opportunities to learn.

She also learnt submission. The submission you do not learn at home, you will learn in marriage. Submission is allowing others to control you. The Lord trains you because He wants to commit spiritual thing into your hands. There are sometimes your parents will put unnecessary pressure on you, you should learn. When you are learning to help now, it will not be difficult to help your wife for the men.

She was a virgin. If you are, keep yourself. Do not allow corruption into your heart. The word of God is strong enough to keep you. Do not open yourself to things that can bring her sexual assault. Men will wonder at your behavior when they see your manners. The Lord will help us.

Rebekah could also here God herself.

 Genesis 24:50-57.

  Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing has come from the LORD; we cannot speak to you bad or good.  Behold, Rebekah is before you; take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master’s son, as the LORD has spoken.”  When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the LORD.  And the servant brought out jewelry of silver and of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave to her brother and to her mother costly ornament.  And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.” Her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go.” But he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.” They said, “Let us call the young woman and ask her.”

 She did not walk on another’s conviction. You must learn to hear God. As you hear him daily and walk in His will, marriage too will come that way. Prayers, fasting and hearing God will not be difficult if it is your lifestyle. Rebekah was a good girl that her parents will bless her. Your parents either spiritual or biological should be able to bless you when leaving them. May you be dear to your people that when you are leaving, they will bless you and miss you.  Rebekah climbed down from her camel when she saw Isaac. She submitted. No matter what we have attained in our career or jobs, we are under someone at home. It is good to attain excellence but you must come down from that camel when it comes to relationship issues.

’And Isaac was comforted.’’ May God make you a comfort to your man; but that should start from now with your brethren.

Esther was another person who learnt from the house of Mordecai. She learnt a great deal from the wife of Mordecai. Many sisters do not know how to set tables for a banquet. The Lord will arrange foster parents for you to make you. Some cannot be chosen for a position because of their attitude. Esther learnt contention from her home. Now is the time to tame your mouth and learn prudence.

Some of you, you are being rubbed for more than years with the word of God but have not changed but some will be for only six months and they will be changed, tender and humble. You should be a sweet sister. There are some persons that have to be chased out because of their behavior. It was Esther’s lifestyle to respect and give people honour.

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