Thursday, July 16, 2009


My husband and I lived a life of unity for the first seven years of our martial life. But, in the course of time, differences of opinion started to arise between us and our family peace was disturbed as a result. We disagree on almost all matters. He does not like my views and I do not like his suggestions. Our house is like a hell now. Is there a way for this situation to change and for our home to become a haven of peace?

In many families these days, due to differences arising between the spouses, separation occurs, as there is discord, no oneness of mind and lack of peace. The consequence of this is that the family life is like living in hell. In this condition, the question whether the fullness of peace given by God will ever descend upon the family life, may arise in your hearts.

Many names are given to our Lord in the Bible. One amongst them is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). The Lord came into this world to grant peace. Therefore, He will enter into the home where the couple give Him utmost importance and invite Him lovingly and then He will abide with them with great joy.

What does the Lord tell us?

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation

If the Lord is to enter our home, we have to read the Bible everyday, pray and do good works and live a life pleasing to Him. Then He will come into our home and abide with us.

The Lord Jesus says, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

“We” which is denoted here means, God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. When the three of them join together and enter into our homes and family lives as the triune God, there will be no place for any kind of problem, confusion, differences of opinion, disunity, discord or separation. When the triune God who gives true peace comes and dwells with us, these kinds of evil disturbances will never come into our homes.

The Bible says, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John

A couple who were ministering to God was very devout,one day,due to a small misunderstanding they became exasperated with each other. But when both of them sought to seek the Lord in solitude, the Lord revealed their shortcomings to them. Immediately they hastened to each other’s side. The wife first apologized to her husband, “I did a grave mistake. Kindly forgive me.” Her husband replied, “I should not have spoken to you in that manner.” They apologized to each other and reconciled.

When we kneel down in the presence of God, the Prince of Peace will help us to realize our shortcomings and experience, His divine peace. When we humble ourselves immediately, the peace of God will descend upon us.

My dear friend, humble yourself and confess your shortcomings in the presence of God for the Lord gives grace to the humble. Pray earnestly as, “Lord I have opened my heart to You. When You come into my heart and home, all the conspiracies of the devil to wreck my family life, will be completely broken. One mindedness and unity will prevail. Blessings will abound in the family and it will thrive and flourish. Therefore, You should come into my home.”

Following this, the Lord will grant you divine wisdom to talk and walk with discernment towards your husband. Likewise, He will bless your husband and children with the same wisdom. He will fill your family life with His divine peace.