Believing God for My Home

Today is December 26, 2012 at 1:53 p.m. This time I am writing a blog called Believing God for My Home. Before, I get started I want to first start off by saying Lord please forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I think before you attempt to ask God for something it’s important that you start off by making sure you are in right standing with God. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us and washes our sin away. However, I still believe that we as believers should still apologize to God and repent and allow His Spirit to dwell within us to change us from the inside out.

 

Right now, I am living with my mom. To be honest, living with other people is not really fun at all. There is nothing in the world like a person having their own home, their own space, a place where they can live to escape the pressures of life and just to spend alone time with God. First and foremost, I want to say that I love my mother and I am truly thankful that she has allowed me to live here in her house. However, there comes a time when a mother and father’s grown children have to move out and get their own place. Even the mother bird kicks out her baby bird so that the baby bird can learn how to fly and fend for his or herself. Of course, I would not recommend that parents do what the mother bird do. However, I can understand why some parents kick their children out of the house at a certain age. Some parents kick their children out of the house because they want to give their child the opportunity to grow, experience life, to grow up and develop into a more responsible and self sufficient individual and they want the child to learn how to fend for themselves. However, some parents kick out their children not to teach them anything but simply because they do not want to be bothered anymore. Other parents kick their children out of the house because they want to control their grown children and are angry because their children wants to “do their own thing.” Their reason for kicking them out has nothing to do with teaching them how to grow up and develop into a more responsible and self sufficient individual. If your children make a mistake in life I don’t think that you should kick them out just because they made their mistake. However, if they are disrespectful then you should kick them out. Also, if you strongly believe that your child is ready to be on his or her own then maybe it is time for them to leave your house. Both you and that child will know as God reveals it. I say before you decide to kick your children out, it’s two things that you should do. This is something you should start doing when they are one years old. First thing is you should be sure to impart wisdom, knowledge of Christ, good business knowledge, relationship knowledge and responsibility into your children. The second thing parents should be doing is putting money aside when their children are one years old from each pay check for the children’s future, finding out what their children are naturally gifted at invest in that so that the children’s future would be secure.

The first thing parents should do is found in Proverbs 22:6 which says Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Know that what you teach them good and bad will be the thing that they will take with them so be mindful not to provoke them but teach and train them in love with discipline. Ephesians 6:4 says Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instructions of the Lord. In love and nurture teach your children everything that they need to know to be successful in life so that it won’t be received as nagging, mama or daddy being mean, fussing, or complaining. You don’t want people hollering at you then treat your children with the same respect and don’t holler at them and treat them like they are an animal. How would you feel if your boss came up to you communicating by holler and yelling the at you the instructions? You would be very angry. The Bible says in Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Parents can we please try to apply Proverbs 15:1 to our parenting and how we deal with others. Ok I’ve actually went a bit too far off topic with this teaching on how to teach children but someone needed to read that. The second thing parents should do is found in Proverbs 13:22 which says A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. The first part of that scripture is what we are going to focus on. First and foremost, parents when the child is one years old you should open an bank account for your children that he or she cannot touch until he or she gets older. You should also have money saved up for your grandchildren as well. I don’t care what other people say, your children should not have to struggle the way you did. If you do what you’re supposed to do the children will be prepared when it’s time to kick them out the house. They will have finances and wisdom from you to actually go and establish a life for their ownselves. The teaching that your children have to struggle just because you had to struggle is false and not Biblical. Think about it this way, our Father, Jesus Christ, became poor that we might become rich. What does that mean? He suffered on the cross and died for our sins so that we won’t have to. As a result our sins are forgiven and we were saved from a burning hell if we receive Christ Jesus as Lord and savior. Also it’s through Christ that we are made righteous (in right standing with God). Parents, start supporting your children at a young age. Before they even get here ask the Lord what purpose he have for them. If they want to be an writer, be sure to help them to get a book published at an early age. If they want to be an preacher, be sure to teach them the Word of God and allow them to minister the Word. If they want to be an doctor or an lawyer be sure to send them to college for that without them having to take out loans and go into debt. Think about it this way, Abraham was blessed and very rich in silver, cattle and gold. I’m quite sure that the same blessings that he had was passed down from generation to generation from Abraham, to Issac, to Jacob, and Joseph. Genesis 22:17-18 says That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Ok now, I have gotten way off topic and far from the purpose of this blog. Ok, it’s time to get back on track. It’s time to bring my point home. So my mom did the best she could at teaching me and providing my needs in the household. Anytime I needed her she was always there for me. However, one thing she failed to do is to invest in my dreams and my future. The reason she didn’t do it is probably because she didn’t know that was something that needed to be done. As a result, yes I went to college but I am in a lot of debt from college. With that in mind, I have to build a life for myself and I don’t have the assistance of the blessing that is supposed to come from my mother or my father. I am believing God for my own home. I love my mom but I need my own place separate from hers. Even God told Abraham to leave his country to a land that He would show him. In God’s timing I desire to leave like Abraham and go to a place where God will show me. I trust and believe that my God will provide all of my needs no matter what place I go. However, I want to be in God’s perfect will. I did a Google search looking for luxury homes and this is one I found that is absolutely beautiful.

I am not totally sure what neighborhood I want to live in or what city I desire to live in. However, I know that I desire a large house. I want the house to have 8 bedrooms. 3 of the bedrooms will be for guests who spend a night. 2 will be for my two future children and at least 2 of their friends who spend a night. The largest bedroom will be for me and my future husband. The house will have 10 Bathrooms. The house will have one elevator and a two set of stairs. I would love to have 3 floors. I want there to be Kitchen, Dinning room, Living room, Gym/pool room, studio recording room, all 8 bedrooms, a few of the bathrooms, the computer lab, and the library. The house will also have a gift room, prayer room, the event room and the sanctuary. The house will also have a basement. In the basement there will be an laundry room, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and the bar and movie theater. I will also have a sunroom in front of the house where the front door will be located. I will have a front door, side door that is linked to the library and a 3 car garage that is linked to both doors. I am not an interior designer, architect, carpenter, plumber, electrician, or an construction worker. I do not know how to design homes! However, I am standing on God’s Word and trusting that He will bless me with the home that I desire. The Bible says in Proverbs 24:3-4 that Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. So I ask in Jesus name, that God grants me the wisdom and resources needed to have this house built, fill the rooms, and receive wealth through the gifts and talents He has already given me. By faith, in Illustrator I created an house based on my own perception of how I feel that it should look. I found a picture on the Internet, traced the outside of the house and built the rooms. This is what it looks like. It is on the right hand side.

I want to say thank you Jesus in advance hearing and answering my prayer concerning my own home. Praise God! Hallelujah! Glory to your name Lord God! I trust that as I delight myself in you, you will give me the desire of my heart which is a home of my own! <3

Thank you all for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this post. God bless you all. Are you believing God for your homes too? If you are believing God for your homes, I want you all to write out a list or draw it and send the list to me on my email shamonj01@gmail.com or on Facebook. I will say a special prayer for you concerning your own home too. Let’s be blessed together! God bless each of you! :)

~Shawne Jackson