Welcome to another intriguing edition. Let me seize this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance.
So far, we have been examining the topic: “Will you marry me?” I know you have received knowledge on how to find a marriage partner. As you put the same knowledge into practice, you will begin to enjoy positive result in Jesus’ name. Remember always to keep your desires in place and make God your focus, while making your choice.
In this edition, we shall examine another major aspect in finding a marriage partner. This is the act of proposing and accepting proposals. When your decisions have been made concerning whom your partner should be, then you have to make the move. This requires the man simply walking up to the lady he has chosen to marry and making his intentions known to her.
Some men embarrass ladies with statements like “God told me that you will be my wife” or “I saw you and me in a dream marching to the altar to be joined”. Even if God told you, or you saw the person in a dream, you still need wisdom in presenting your proposal. It is good to be simple even in presentation. This will make it easy for the other party to pray and receive God’s leading.
The woman, just like the man, also has a right to choose who she wants to marry. However, some ladies are often guilty of nonchalance in responding to moves made by men. When someone proposes marriage to you, and you are sure that your answer is ‘Yes’, then make it known to that person. Don’t keep a man waiting under the guise that you are thinking, praying or just trying him out for years!
To the glory of God, I knew God early in life and started praying about a partner some years before I met my husband. I remember asking God specifically for His will in my life and I was ready to accept it. After praying, I knew that God had heard and answered my prayer. I discovered that my heart was at rest; there was no anxiety or worry, though I hadn’t met the person physical and didn’t know who he was. One significant thing that I discovered after this time was that for every man that ever came to me, the Spirit of God always immediately told me what the answer was; so I just gave them the answer without wasting time.
I thank God because this saved me the trouble of entering into courtship that was not in line with God’s will. I was constantly open to the Spirit of God and whatever He told me, I did. I had peace in my heart. At the time I met my husband, ever before he spoke to me, the Spirit of God in me gave me witness, and I knew I would marry him. I, however, decided to wait until he made the move, using a simple language spoken in wisdom. He said, “Would you want to marry me? Do you think we can go into marriage together? Why not pray about it and let me know what your answer is?”
My heart was filled with joy and after sometime, I gave him my answer and courtship started. I never had any contrary thought about our successful home. Now, we have been married for years with four wonderful children, yet our path even in the home has been shinning brighter and brighter, with no cause for regret at all. To God be the glory.
Making the right moves in finding a marriage partner can in summary, be likened to you putting your faith to work. You have desired it, made yourself fit for it and prayed about it. Now, it’s time to boldly take it.
In a world filled with lies and pretenses, only God’s guidance can guarantee your safety when making choices. God knows the end from the beginning and embracing Him, will save you from making irrevocable mistakes.
You embrace God, when you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and become born again. To accept Jesus Christ right now, please say this prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. I cannot help myself. Forgive my sins and cleanse me with Your blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I believe You died for me and on the third day, You rose that I might be justified. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! You are now born again and a child of God. 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, Marriage Covenant, Make Your Life Count and Success in Marriage (Co-authored).