Words from the Heart for Friday November 3rd, 2017
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22 (NIV)
Finding a Wife
The Lord desires to lead us into a marriage that brings joy to us and honour to the Lord. When we commit to allowing the Lord to bring us our marriage partner, we will begin a new family unit that can fulfill the Lord’s plan. The wedding day is the beginning of a new spiritual partnership. Pray today for persons the Lord will bring to your children to be their marriage partner. Pray for young adults you know to follow the Lord’s ways.
Thousands of Canadians are logging on to dating sites to find love and the good news is there are a lot of single people in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, there were 14.2 million single Canadians in 2014. According to the online dating site eHarmony, 36% of Canadians use online dating. A quarter of all Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 have tried online dating. Men make up 52.4% of online dating users compared to 47.6% who are women.
Wendy and I married young. She has just had her 21st birthday and I would have mine a week after our wedding. We look back from the vista of over 41 years of marriage and are amazed at how well this thing called marriage has gone over the past four decades. King Solomon noticed the strength of a solid marriage in his day as well. He writes this in Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Solomon isn’t ignoring the fact that marriage takes work and commitment to the vows made at the wedding. But when two people who are both committed to Christ commit themselves to each other in a Christ-centered and Christ-honouring marriage, the result is great blessing for both. I can testify to that and so can millions of other Christian couples who are enjoying God’s favour on their lives through their marriage. If you are struggling in your marriage seek God’s favour on your marriage. Put Jesus first. Pray for your spouse and learn to pray together. And as you grow closer together, you will also grow closer to the Lord.
These have been words from the heart.