Nolan Harkness on God’s Perfect Picture of a Home

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God’s perfect picture of a home is a godly man married to a godly woman, both of whom seek the Lord with their whole heart and love each other with His love. Proverbs 31:10 states “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” (KJV) One of my favorite sayings states, “Unity does not come from everyone agreeing with one another all the time; unity comes from everyone agreeing with God.”

Any couple who sincerely both independently and together spend time in prayer seeking God’s will in almost everything are going to be lovingly in agreement on almost everything! Another saying I have is “People who pray a lot agree a lot!” Both of these sayings are true for the same reason. There is only one true God. He knows everything including what is best for the future. This means that He is the ultimate ender of all arguments. He is the glue that holds together the most beautiful and long lasting of all marriages and the healer of all misunderstandings! However, this article is not about marriage. Instead its about something God showed me recently in prayer.

What happens when Satan gets his hooks in us? What happens when the man steps out of his godly role or the woman goes outside of what her responsibilities should be? Indeed what happens when a demonic force so infiltrates the media around us all, that it has an influence, which could eventually destroy our whole Christian culture?

A few nights ago I was in prayer. I had been deeply troubled for some time about the bombardment of more and more flesh, more and more sex, more and more porn which seems to be everywhere in our culture. This years Superbowl halftime show brought a plethora of articles and Facebook posts from irate Christian viewers calling the presentation “soft porn” and worse than ever!

I was also deeply troubled in my local community by another report of a marriage in trouble. I was profoundly saddened by the obvious unwillingness of one of them to submit to the other’s desire for where they attend church. Nothing was being discussed about the quality of the Bible teaching and preaching which was being done so faithfully at the church they were now attending. Nothing was being said about the powerful worship services that were going up to Heaven each week. Everything being argued about had to do with nonspiritual issues. Personally, I wanted to interrupt the conversation and say, “Excuse me but have you two prayed about this? As you both draw close to God you will automatically draw closer to each other.” But I didn’t, knowing that often once a discussion gets to that level, the last thing that is needed is some minister interjecting his ideas about what they should do. So I decided to commit it to prayer, which I did. As often happens the Holy Spirit’s answer came through later that night at my church while I prayed quietly by myself at the altar.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Nolan Harkness