Read MFM Daily Devotional for 22 April 2021 Today Thursday written by Pastor D.K Olukoya. May you be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.
TOPIC: DEALING WITH FINANCIAL ISSUES IN MARRIAGE
Fire Scripture: Gen. 1:18-24
OUTLINE: MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL 22ND APRIL 2021
God’s creative work was not complete until he made woman. He could have made her from dust of the ground as He made man; but He chose to make her from the rib of the man. God illustrated to us that in marriage, man and woman symbolically become one flesh. The goal for which marriage is created by God Himself should be more than friendship, it should be oneness. The two coming together shall be one flesh (Gen 2:24b).
Couples should have plans for what will make their union successful. These should include the issue of money (finances). Financial problems can affect how you think, act and feel about your partner. It can cause hostility and marital dissatisfaction. Money is important to the success or failure of any family. Your ability to make and manage money properly will determine how well you live with your spouse.
Most times couples fight over the control of money in their marriages. There are so many factors that can lead to financial misunderstanding and your ability to handle them will determine how far you can go in your family. The first one is secrecy. You must be opened to your spouse about your income. If your spouse is not part of your plan, he or she cannot be part of its execution. Remember you are one and no more two. MFM Daily Devotional Thursday 22 April 2021 by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
Secondly, make a distinction between your needs and wants. Needs in the marriage are essential for survival while wants are numerous. Learn how to place needs above wants.
The third factor that causes financial crisis at home is planless spending. That is, spending on what was not budgeted for. Try as much as possible to have a family budget and spend within your budget.
The other factors that cause crisis in families include: selfishness-mine or yours syndrome, excessive demand from extended family members, laziness and infidelity. To overcome these crises you must be diligent in your spending, be prudent and be opened to each other. Above all, see God as the Source and Provider of money in your home. Also, make Jesus the head and the cornerstone of your marriage.
Memory Verse: Gen 2:23 – “And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man”
Motivational Quote: The handling of finances is one of the major emotional battle grounds of any marriage. Lack of finances is seldom the issues. The root problem seems to be an unrealistic and immature view of money.
Prophetic Word: Your family shall not beg for bread, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: My hope is built on nothing less
1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
2. When darkness seems to veil His face
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev’ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
3. His oath, His convenant, and blood,
Support me in the ‘whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay.
4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
1. O Lord, uproot whatever You have not planted in my marriage, in the name Jesus.
2. Let the wisdom of God to take good and godly decisions come upon me and my wife/husband, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, release all heavenly blessings upon my marriage now, in the name of Jesus .
4. I break every curse of hardship in my marriage, in the name of Jesus .
5. Blood of Jesus, nullify every demonic transaction affecting my marriage in the name of Jesus .
6. Let the glory of my marriage begin to manifest now, in the name of Jesus .
7. I stand against every spirit of poverty and claim supernatural supply, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ps 73; Ps 77; Ps 78
Thank you for reading Today’s MFM Daily Devotional Thursday 22 April 2021 – Dealing With Financial Issues In Marriage, written by Pastor D. K. Olukoya. God bless you!