God, really is the bedrock of every marriage. Without God, no marriage, I repeat, no marriage can survive.
I discovered God in the early years of my marriage. I never really took all those ‘witches and wizards’ story seriously until I got married. Hmmm, I then realised that as God unites, devil is always looking for ways to scatter a home, and this devil uses human beings as an entry point into the supposedly blessed or sanctified home. How does the devil do this? Through doubts, fears, conflicts, mistrusts, infidelity between couples. What I am trying to say is that, once there is a crack in the marriage or home, the devil gains entry.
It was about 9 months after our wedding, I and my husband were always having one quarrel after the other. I knew deep down, that our marriage wouldn’t survive the 1st 5 years everyone always talked about, or so I thought. I cannot exactly remember what caused our heated argument (one never really knows) but it usually borders around MONEY! All I remember saying and doing is that I was leaving my home with my son and ending this marriage for good. (Oh, my goodness! Little did I know the devil was ecstatic!) All my husband said was, ” If you step out of this house, don’t bother coming back!” And so I called up my parents to send the driver that would help pack my things and that of my child! They obliged. (You see that, the devil operates even outside). When the devil goes all out to destroy what God has built, it has no limit.
I got to the office and I didn’t tell anybody that my marriage was over. How do you begin to tell people that kind of ‘good’ news! Besides, I really wasn’t in the habit of sharing my marital stories with my girl folks. I continued my work aimlessly until it got to the last client. It was a ‘deeper-life’ woman with her 16 year old son. As soon as she came in with her son, she sent him out! I was about to protest her actions, when she said, “Go back home!” I looked behind me to see if she was speaking to someone else in the office. I was the only one. I don’t remember mentioning that I had left my home.
“Go back home, my child”, she pleaded. “They are trying to push you out of the marriage. They are trying to destroy your marriage!” I wondered who ‘they’ was.
“If you leave, they will succeed” she continued.
“Are you a Christian? Do you believe in God and what he can do?” I nodded. At this point, I was completely dumb-struck, like I was in a trance…listening obediently without argument.
“When you go home, make sure you pray in every corner of your house and sprinkle holy water or anointing oil as well. Do not leave any part of the house out”, she instructed.
“God bless you my child”. And with that, she left.
I suddenly felt this overwhelming peace and calm. My work had ended for that day. So, I immediately set out to carry out the instructions.
It was about 6:00pm when I left my office. On the way, I called my husband. I asked him where he was and he said he was still at his office. I told him I would meet him at home. I had about 1 hour to do what I needed to do.
God being faithful, allowed me get home in 30minutes. I did exactly what the ‘angel’ instructed me to do. I prayed like I’ve never prayed before at every corner of my house and sprinkled holy water as well.
My husband came home shortly after that, and wanted to say something. I refused, we had to pray first. We held hands and prayed. Do you know that till date, we do not know how that ‘evil’ came upon our home and we haven’t bothered talking about it.
By His grace, we have spent over 8years together and we haven’t quarreled to the extent of abandoning our marriage.
Couples really need to develop an ‘obedient’ spirit for them to truly experience God’s intervention. God does not unite people and then break them up. Every marriage experiences problems, and when you call on His name, you should calm down and listen to what He has to say or else you miss it…and completely too.