Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah 43:18, 19, “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past, see I am doing a new thing. Now it will spring forth. Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. ”
Today the Lord is prophetically saying to you about what He is going to do for you. I therefore urge every one of you reading this message to read it carefully, and inherit God’s blessing. God in the very beginning of this message, advises you to forget the past things that happened in your life. So never dwell on the past happenings. God is saying that you should not, think of the past. Because certain incidents that had caused much sorrow to you in the past, in case you think about it, then those past incidents might disturb your mind, and you shall become more troubled and sorrowful. You may even get into depression and be mentally disturbed. God is telling you all of this, to help you be more cautious. So He advises you not to think of the past. Your past life, your past sinful life, your horrible life might have shattered you and put you in a corner not allowing you to go forward in your life. You must not think about the past connections you have had with filthy people, who had dragged you to involve yourself, in wrong activities.
God’s word says, “See, I am going to do a new thing for you. So the Lord is going to do something new, for you. ” He is going to open a new chapter for you in your life.
Some of you working abroad have come on vacation, to your home town to such people God is saying, when you are abroad you make a call to your wife just to rebuke her, but be kind and speak words of comfort to her. Only then she will be pleased with you and she will look into the affairs of her children happily. If you wish to rebuke her or hurt her feelings then you need not make calls to her. Don’t spoil her peace, then she will be crying and her children too will be crying along with her during the night. Such things should never happen in the lives of the children of God. Likewise, wives also should never call your husband to ask for money. Never hurt his feelings by questioning him saying, “Have you sent your money to your mother, or your sister.” These will furiate your husband. So be careful while talking. Instead you must ask for his welfare, enquire about his health condition, and how his work is going on. This shows that you are more concerned about him. You must pour your love upon him. Then peace will reign in your homes. You will be happy here, your husband will be happy there, and your children will all the more be happy. Then they will be able to concentrate on their studies. When parents fail to be at peace then children are badly affected. So keeping in mind the joy of your children you need to follow the teachings and advice of God, by the reading of His word.
God expects a change in the attitude and behaviour of you people. Husband must love his wife for what she is and the wife also should love her husband. True love can be understood, if the wife really loves the husband or not by the manner in which they speak. This is pleasing unto God. I often go abroad for ministry work and if something goes wrong with me, both my wife and daughter will be able to understand my condition, by my voice. They will immediately inquire; about my health and how I am in that distant place. That shows true love. God wants to give you a new life. Life of love. You cannot make anyone happy with all the money you have. Instead you must shower your love upon them through your kind words. Share your love as much as possible. Give love to your wife in abundance. As a good wife you may not be able to provide money to your husband but you can always share your love in abundance to him. Give your love in abundance to your children. For God says, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you.”Be kindly affectionate to one another. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank you for teaching us how we need to show love to our dear ones and also others who come in contact with us. Help us to forgive others of their wrong deeds, and enable us to love them. Teach us to speak words of comfort and also pour sincere love upon others. Especially help us to pour love in abundance upon our spouse and our children. May we be united in love.