7 Foundations of a Successful Marriage


Seven Foundation of a Successful Marriage

Marriage is an institution, a state of being married or the union of two people, usually to the exclusion of all others. Foundation is the starting point of anything that demand building. For example, if you want build a house, business, relationship, project etc you must build a foundation for it. The stronger the foundation the bigger the building becomes. All through this post we shall be capturing the foundation upon which a successful marriage can be built.

(1) Jesus

If what you desire is a hitch free marriage, then there is a foundation required for it. The foundation that is required for prosperous marriage is the same foundation that is required for prosperous business, financial and economic future. The foundation is Jesus. Those who do not know Jesus before they get married will do extra job to be saved.

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1. Cor.3:11)”

It’s a common foundation for any building whether marriage, business or career. Jesus is the common factor for every future – other foundation can no man laid no matter what he is trying to build on it. “If the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do (Psalm 11:3).” Jesus is the only acceptable, authentic and reliable foundation – if you head for a trouble home, you will know that there is hell on earth. To enjoy a peaceful family life for a great tomorrow you need to build that aspiration or vision on the only authentic, reliable and approved foundation which is Jesus Christ.

Wives Submit Yourselves to Your Husband

(2) Word

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John.1:1-3).”

Understand this, anything you are building on earth that must stand must be built on the word. God’s word does not undergo civilization. It is the same yesterday, today and forever. “For I am the lord I changed not ( Malachi.3:6).” Time and season; age and civilization cannot affect it. God’s word is the same forever as God Himself.

The reason why we have so much of failure today is that we have left the foundation, we are building on something else. The foundation to everything that will be enviable tomorrow is the word of God.

The word of God is the sustaining force to anything that will stand – every future that will stand must takes its bearing from the word of God. When you shift from that, you are building what will never stand. Anyone that wants to get to the God must go through His word which is Jesus.“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Mathew.24:35).”

Husbands Love Your Wives as the Christ Love the Church

(3) God’s Plan

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end (Jer.29:11).”

In God’s great design for your tomorrow He didn’t put evil at any corner. When God designed your future, He made it evil free so that you can be free from worries today and settle down to locate the best way to build.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1.Cor.2:9).”

(4). Revelation

God is saying what He has prepared for you no man has ever seen it and the only way to get that beautiful future is to attend to revelation which will enable you to get your step into it.

“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God (1. Cor.2:10).”

If you must see those beautiful, colourful things that have been prepared for you, you must cooperate with the Holy Spirit inside you to begin to bring the deep things of God by revelation so that you can take possession of it. It takes revelation to have possession. “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give It and to thy seed for ever (Gen.13:14 ).”

Beautiful and colourful is your tomorrow but until you can see it you cannot realize it. The best way to build our future is to seek revelation and pursue it, what ever God has revealed, He has delivered. Revelation is the secret of possession. This is your brightest hour to see the brightest you can see to earn the brightness of your future. Do you want a great future? Go after strong revelations and you will earn an enviable future.

A Man Will Cleave to His Woman

God has no trouble in His plan for your future but if you are ignorant, the devil will ever put trouble than you will ever bargain for. It’s possible to have a hitch free future, ever smiling family, children who don’t cry and have food to eat no matter how costly it becomes in town but the strength of the foundation which you are building determines the height you can go. Every skyscraper you see they don’t have the same foundation as bungalow.

This is your best hour – if you play with this hour of your life you will have plenty of regret tomorrow. This is your finest opportunity to go full length after God. Whatever that has been prepared for you can be revealed to you and he that seeketh findeth. So, you must seek the revelation of the things that have been prepared for you and when you have seen it, God has no choice but to deliver it.

It’s the light in your soul that will determine the brightness of tomorrow. What will hold your tomorrow is what you have discovered by yourself today. Let’s undertake discoveries adventures and build a great tomorrow consciously. It works.

(5) Knowledge

Every man status is determined by grace and grace can be multiplied. If grace determined status, it means grace will multiply status and knowledge multiply grace. The more knowledge you have, the more grace you have and the higher status you approach.

“But by the grace God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me (1. Cor.15:10).”

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied (2.peter.1:2).”

Listen: your destiny is not static but dynamic and It’s determined by you. How much revelation you acquired; determines how much height you attain. Anything you don’t know you will pay for it. You don’t know does not gives you the freedom. Ignorance is not an excuse in law.

Knowledge is what makes king. Wherever knowledge reigns mountain trembles. Grace determines size, knowledge determines grace and knowledge determines size. You are rated by your word level in the sight of God. “Then said the LORD unto me, thou hast well see: for I will hasten my word to perform it (Jeremiah.1:12).”

Revelation should be your goal to lay a strong foundation for your marriage. God watches over His word to perform it.

For Husband is the Head of the Wife, Even as Christ is the Head of the Church

(6) Humility

There are some young men that no women qualify to be their wives while there are some young ladies that no men qualify to be their husbands. God will always resist the proud but He gives more grace to the humble.

You only know what it’s now, you can’t tell what that becomes tomorrow.
Growing up together is what makes a family. Many people marital destiny have been caged because of pride. Man:”can I marry you?” Woman: “Oh, you want to marry me?” Number one: “do you have a second degree?” Number two: how much is your income per month sir?” Man:N30000 Woman:30000? Woman: “how much is the savings in your account?” Beware of pride. The one the lord brought to Abraham servant became Isaac’s wife, there were no interrogations.

(7) Seek and Find

“Whosever findeth a wife, findeth a good thing (Proverb.18:22).” Your quest for marital partner is all about finding, not sleeping neither day dreaming but practical finding (your mental alertness is required). How do you know that you have found a wife? You know that you have found a wife when the two of you are agreeable (Amos.3:3)

Final Thoughts

Friend, a blissful marriage is not impossible to achieve. In this post, I have been able to define the meaning of marriage and foundation. Furthermore, I have been able to explain the only genuine solid foundation that your marriage can be built upon in order to be successful and i have also listed and explain 7 foundations of a sustainable marriage which are:

• Jesus
• The word of God
• God’s plan
• Revelation
• knowledge
• Humility
• Seek and find

The capital truth is that, sustainable marriage requires God’s wisdom to achieve. A man supposes to pray for his wife because the woman can easily be deceived and manipulated by the devil.

My sentiment is not based on my gender, but everyone will agree with me that it was the woman that the devil deceived in the garden that later involved her husband. And lastly marriage is not a competition. Both parties must learn how to live together as partners without competing with each other.

How To Make Things Happen In 2020


God has sent me to you, to tell you that where you’re is smaller than where He is taking you to.

Things aren’t going to be like this forever. Don’t give up! Everything that has beginning also has an end (Prov.23:18), there is always a light in the end of the tunnel (Hab.2:3).

Weeping isn’t permitted to go beyond a night. Has your problem lasted more than a night? If yes, that means your problem is long overdue for a solution.

It’s your attitude that determines your altitude. Your attitude towards your situation will always bail you out anyday.

Understand that there is always an end to everything. Sadly, many people have given up before the arrival of their breakthroughs. Don’t let this be you. I’m charging you to press on.

For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil; to give you an expected end. (Jer.29:11).

God builds slowly but strong. Satan builds quickly but fragile. During your waiting periods, character is built. Without a solid character you can’t sustain your breakthrough when it comes. You need to build a thick skin to secure your breakthrough or else it won’t last.

How To Provoke The Manifestation Of Your Breakthrough In 2020

Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen or they will never happen. Here are the things you can do to provoke the release of your breakthrough in 2020:

(1).Serve The Lord

Since the days of patriarchal until now, everyone that reigned had once served. The platform of service is the gateway to your change of story.

David was serving – keeping his father’s flocks – when he was called to the throne. Joseph served in Portiphar’s house before he became the prime minister. Jesus served by obeying His father instructions to the point of enthronement. What about Caleb who served to the end and full. You will die as a liability if you don’t take responsibility.

Stewardship is a covenant gateway to supernatural enthronement.

WHAT ARE THE PLATFORMS OF STEWARDSHIP?

(a). Prayer Stewardship

Pray without ceasing
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Prayer provides the software for a lifetime service. In Luke.2:37, we saw Hannah, at the age of 84, serving God with prayer and fasting in the temple day and night.

And she was a widow of about fourscore and served God with fastings and prayers night and day. (Luke.2:37)

You can’t travail in prayer and not prevail in life. Prayer means more that an avenue to place some burdensome demands on God. It’s a platform for spiritual stewardship the yield the most profitable returns.

You can engage in these prayers daily:

  • Pray for the advancement of God’s kingdom – (Mat.6:9/33)
  • Pray for souls to be saved from the dungeon of the wicked – (John.15:16)
  • Pray for the new converts to be established in faith and church
  • Pray for the nation(s)
  • Pray for the safety your pastors and his families
  • Pray for the increase of God’s word
  • Pray for the flow of more spiritual contents on this blog
  • Pray for the destruction of all satanic manipulations against the conviction and conversion of the unsaved.
  • For for the release of God’s wisdom and boldness for everyone on the go for Christ.
  • Pray for the release of reaper angel to reap thoroughly with his sharp sickle all souls that ordained for eternal life
  • Pray for your family, friends and neighbours to be blessed.
  • Pray for your church members to obey God’s instructions to the end.

Anytime you prayed for someone, the prayer answers back to you. See your prayer as a spiritual seed that will bring forth its returns in due season.

Kingdom focused prayer will cause what others are running after to be running after you. God will add to you the things that others are dying to get.

(b). Soul Winning Stewardship

From your mother's womb, God has ordained you as a prophet for nations
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Soul winning is another type of spiritual stewardship that yield the greatest returns. Soul winning isn’t talent neither a gift. It’s a mandate for every believer.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it to you. (John.15:16)

God sent Jesus to be great, so also, Jesus sent you to be great – through the platform of soul winning (Luke.1:32/John.20:21). Your job is to compel them to come by all means.

(c). Financial Stewardship

Givers never lack
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Here is another great platform for anyone who is interested in financial prosperity. You can engage in this platform by using your money to serve God. God’s primary interest is to save the lost. You might have noticed this in “the lords prayer” “….thy kingdom come… (Mat.6:9/33).” The kingdom of God was placed with high premium before the consideration of necessities. The kingdom is God’s utmost interest. Anything that touches a soul hunter touches God.

You can give out your money to ministries for the purpose of:

  • Printing evangelical materials
  • Buying buses for bringing people to church (Or giving out your vehicle for evangelism purpose)
  • Building a synagogue or completing some uncompleted churches in your locality.
  • Paying your tithe and offering on a constant basis.
  • Helping the poor and needy
  • Promoting blogs that propagate the gospel

For the records, we are not in need in our blogging ministries (if God needs help you’re the least person He will consult). Any seed you see as a donation is a waste. Your seed is what God use to meet your need – that is the spiritual implication if your seed.

Get this straight: there is no prayer and fasting for prosperity. Financial prosperity answers to the law of seed and harvest time – giving and receiving. If you’re not an excited giver you’ll die poor.

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Gen.8:22)

(d). In-Service

This is another great opportunity to serve God by serving in His vineyard. You can join one or many service units in your local church. Here are some active service units that you can join:

  • Ushering unit
  • Protocol unit
  • Sanctuary keepers unit
  • Security unit
  • Choir unit
  • Media unit

And many more units depending on the structure of your local church.

It baffles me sometimes the way many still believe that Christianity is a passive religion. Those who think so are under strong illusion and that explain their predicaments.

Understand this, every opportunity to serve God is an opportunity to get blessed. God is not a user of men, you’re not working for God but with Him.

Carry a reward mentality as your plug into stewardship (Rev.22:12)

Be expectant and let your engagement be mixed with faith. Here are some of the benefits you should expect as you serve God this year:

  • Freedom from sickness (Ex.23:25)
  • Financial prosperity (Job.36:11)
  • Long life (Ex.23:26)
  • Fruitfulness (Ex.23:26)
  • Supernatural blessings (Deu.28:1-3)
  • Business breakthrough (PSM.92:10)
  • Higher dimension of spiritual authority (Eph.1:21)
  • Divine health and wholeness (Mat.8:17)
  • Marital settlement (PSM.68:6)
  • Miracle job (Is.3:10)
  • Divine strength (PSM.84:7)

Final Thoughts

Brethren, be God greedy. When you are God greedy, you will desire everything that serving God offers and that will make obedience to His instructions to become a thing of delight to you. God has not called you to meditate on your problems but to meditate on His words and your success will follow (Jos.1:8).