A WISE CHOICE (2)
We naturally honour or place a high value on people, events or things which are important, precious, valuable and bring credit to us. However, your quest to knowing God’s will as regard your life partner is not in any way under estimated.
How to know God’s will in a decision like this one, is very important. So how do we know God’s will, especially in the area of marriage? As you know, the Bible does not come right out and say, “John, you and Sarah will get married on May 31.” However, the Bible does give us some principles and it is in these principles that you will know the will of God. For this beautiful week, what I shall be talking about is Knowing the Will of God.
Ask yourself this question, how do I Know God’s Will? In this area often seems difficult, but remember God’s words in Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. The key to knowing God’s will is to engage in prayer and searching of the Word of God. The Bible does give us some principles, let us consider them:
- Equally yoked
The Bible in the book of 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 says, Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? Here you can tell the Will of God is very clear that believers in Jesus Christ should marry those who agree with them on eternal salvation. There is no way you will ever be able to come to terms when you choose an outsider into the things of God, he or she won’t be able to cope. They have their own ways of doing things which far more different from the way of God. Moreso, what the scripture is saying is that you must share spirituality in common to have a splendid marital destiny.
- God’s principles
God has established certain principles for married life. And in your quest to knowing whom you choose, it is wise to apply these principles in your search and when you find your spouse you two should discuss whether or not you are in agreement with God’s standard and principles. The Bible clearly shows us in the book of Ephesians 5:22-33, how to live our lives as married couples. And you will find in the book of 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, Colossians 3:18-19, Titus 2:1-58, and 1 Peter 3:1-7. The Will of God in everything as regarding marriage.
3.Commitment and faithfulness
Both parties involved must possess the maturity needed to be joined together for the rest of your lives? Marriage requires sacrifice and selflessness. Look at yourself and your potential spouse – how do you react to situations? How do you relate with family and friends? Do you agree on issues of morality, values, children, church involvement, etc. because the choices we make will not only affect these areas of your but your future.
Good choices enhance our future and destinies and vice versa. You must choose the wise choice in life in order to live. Whatever choice we make, God respects. The devil has no option than to respect our choices.
Choices are powerful and they have a lot to do with our destiny. Wrong choices can bring about ruin, while right choices bring about excellence. There is no better time to learn how to choose wisely than during the single years. Two things to bear in mind as a single are: we live in a world of choices and you are a creature of choice. The scripture below proves this beyond any shadow of a doubt. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deuteronomy 30:19)
If you want God to honour your choice in life partner, you need to say yes to Jesus by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose on the third day. Forgive me of my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today”.
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles With A Difference, Make Your Life Count Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Family, and Welcome to God’s Family.
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