A House Divided Cannot Stand
This is my story. My husband and I got married in December, 1985. He moved into the apartment that I had with me. Two years later we had a son. The apartment was only one bedroom so at this point it became too small.
We started looking for houses in the city where we live. When we found one because of our credit ratings we opted to go for a rent to own house less than half a mile away from our apartment.
We moved into our new home and had another child a girl this time, the first one was a boy.
We moved into our home in 1990. At that time neither me or my husband were saved.
In January 1993, The Lord saved me. Before this time my husband and had already started having problems in our marriage. During the time right before I was saved the marriage was awful.
You see the house that we moved into was just fine for me I wanted to continue on with the rent to own situation.
But as you know, your attitude changes when The Lord saves you, from darkness to LIGHT. I absolutely knew that God would enable us to buy that house and I even told the owner that we were going to buy it.
But being a new Christian I had zeal and not enough knowledge.
My husband was not saved at this time. He could not see what I knew,that The Lord would enable us to buy that 6-room house. He wanted to moved to the neighborhood that he grew up in to save money. I did not care at all for that idea.
Here was one of the biggest mistakes that I have made since becoming a Christian. I began to push for the house that I wanted instead of asking The Lord to lead us in HIS WILL for our situation. Needless to say, we became a house divided. Jesus told us that in Luke 11:17.
I did not understand what was happening at the time. My Bible study partner at the time didn't either. (I had started a neighborhood Bible study with one other lady 2 houses down from us). She also knew that The Lord would fix our situation but she didn't know what was wrong either.
Well, we lost the house because of my ignorance of the WORD. We also had to move in with my mother for 3 months. I love my mom but that could and should have been avoided!
THE LORD taught me how to depend on HIM to meet my needs from then on through the new church He sent us to. He told me to Worship Him and stay in His Word everyday.
After staying with my mother for nine weeks, it took only ONE WEEK of steady praise and worship for the Lord to put us in another house. I was so glad I ran outside and and praised He Lord outside. Everyone within sight of my mom's house disappeared before I was done.
Folks I learned you can't just listen to the preacher on Sunday mornings, you can't just read the WORD at times when you feel like it. We have to do it like we've been told by our Creator how to do it in Joshua 1:8. This book of the law shall not depart out of Thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night that thou mayest observe to do according to ALL that is written therein.
This is old testament, yes but Jesus told His disciples in the NEW TESTAMENT to preach the Gospel to every nation. You can't do that without knowing on an ongoing basis what the Bible says for yourself or you'll eventually begin to mix in your own philosophy or let's be blunt, Satan's philosophy.
I pray this testimony helps someone along their Christian journey. Thank you, Wanda Payne.