THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE (1)
Compliments of the season to you in Jesus name! As you prepare for the new year, I want to show you some very simple basic principles which will guide you as you make the most important decision, as it relates to building the right foundation for a successful marriage.
The Bible says: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3). The success of your marriage in the ultimate depends on the quality of its foundation. It is a thing anyone considering marriage should take seriously. The right choice of a life partner, the quality of the courtship, etc., all determine just how successful your marriage will be. These and many other issues are what I shall be exploring in this series.
Every worthwhile family begins at the point of locating a marriage partner In Proverbs 18:22, the Bible says: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. For something to be found, it has to be looked for. In other words, there must of necessity, be a time of looking and seeking before there can be a finding. Seeking involves making a diligent search. Jesus told a parable in Luke 15: 8-9 saying: Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Let me show you some things to do to make your seeking worthwhile.
Have a desire
The first step to getting a marriage partner is to sincerely desire a partner. What you don’t desire, you don’t deserve. The Bible says: The desire of the righteous shall be granted (Proverbs 10:24). That means God is committed only as far as your desire allows Him to.
You must be honest with yourself, desires are primarily a function of the heart, but they find expression on the outside. By your actions, your desire becomes obvious. Admit your desire for a marriage partner privately and publicly without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. Don’t pretend not to need one when you actually do. Admit it before God and man. If an occasion arises for you to declare your stand on the issue, be bold about it. Marriage is honourable so, your desire for a marriage partner is not carnal, but spiritual, if you follow God’s approach to it. For as many of you that desires to be married, may God grant you your desire in Jesus name!
Locate and apply God’s Word
Having established that your desire for a marriage partner is not carnal and you have decided to have one, the next step to take is to locate God’s Word that matches your desire. God’s Word contains all things that make for life and godliness, including marriage. When the Bible forms the foundation of your steps, you can be sure of success, because the Scripture is the only sure foundation.
I want you to know that it is God’s desire to freely give you all things; your desire for a marriage partner inclusive. The Bible says: He that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32). However, you need to seek first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). Serving God is a platform to have all your needs met. Keep serving God with love, joy and gladness and then when He finds you faithful, He will reward you with a partner.
You cannot successfully build the right foundation for marriage outside Jesus Christ. If you will like to invite Him into your life right now, 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 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 and Welcome to God’s Family).
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