Posted by: missionventureministries | January 15, 2013



Jesus is the source of all joy. It is impossible to have a joyful marriage and a peace filled home until we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

God created Adam and Eve to live in His presence every moment of their lives; living in God’s presence is the only way to have a normal life.

Two people who are living together cannot have a normal marriage or life, until they surrender their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Many people think that they can run their home and marriage in their own strength – without Jesus being the center of their lives.

Most people will experience failure and disappointment before they realize that they will never have a joyful, fulfilling marriage and home life, unless they invite Jesus to become the Lord of their lives and homes.

Millions of people live together in homes where God’s love and joy is not present, their lives are like polluted cisterns; the refreshing, joyful, life giving presence of God is not important to them. They are living in an empty, futile, unhappy rut – a rut is simply a grave with the ends knocked out.

They trudge back and forth in this rut that they call life, and they never really live or see the Light.

The couple who prays together, stays together – Satan and all of the forces of hell cannot inflict permanent damage to the family and home where Jesus is Lord; the presence of Jesus, our Great, Warrior King is actively protecting His children with peace and joy. From that home “Rivers of living water will continually flow.”

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

When Jesus is Lord in a home He is the Light of that home – His light brings joy, peace, hope and fulfillment.
“Put your trust in the Light while you have it, so that you may become sons of Light.” John 12:36

Many people choose to reject the Light, live in their rut, stumble around in darkness and never enjoy the exciting, wonderful, normal life that God has made available to them.

God informs us in the Bible that the only people who are normal are those people who have made Jesus the Lord of their lives. If Jesus is not the Lord of our lives, our lives will be abnormal; if He is not Lord, our marriages and homes will be abnormal.

Many people are like blind, prisoners; Jesus wants to set them free and make their homes a haven of joy, love and peace. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19

Jesus promised: “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38

Our homes and marriages will be filled with respect, joy, peace and love when we have His refreshing presence flowing into and through our lives.

Jesus has told us in His Word; “without Me you can do nothing.” But, He has also promised us that we can “be filled with all of the fullness of God and that God will do more for us than we can ask or imagine.” Ephesians Chapter 3

We pray that the Lord will richly bless you as you invite Him to fill your home with His overflowing love, holiness and peace.

David Russell


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