In the midst of the Holy Ghost filled atmosphere, something/many things caught my attention and one of them was her.
A little kid, a little girl, not more than 6/7 years old, speaking into the atmosphere like the pastor said we should, walking around and praying in the spirit. I could tell that she knew exactly what she was doing and for the one hour plus we stayed there, she wasn’t tired, she did not sit down, she kept praying… and I kept staring at her and prophesying into my future.
I think we have to
understand, we have to really understand why this whole marriage thing is bigger than us…
We have to understand why Abraham was very emphatic about Isaac not marrying a Canaanite woman.
We have to understand one of the reasons why God doesn’t want us to marry outside the fold of Christ…
Malachi 2:15… ”Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are His, and what does He want? Godly children from your union”
We’ve got to understand that it’s more than us. God also wants us to raise the future generation who know God.
You are still confused about choosing/going along with God’s choice for your marital future? Worry no more; be confused no more…this whole thing is bigger than us.
Ever wondered about Isaac? Don’t you think He was way stronger than Abraham and could have escaped from being tied on the altar as a sacrifice if he wanted to? After all, Abraham was old.
But Isaac didn’t run away, he allowed Abraham to lay him on the altar as a sacrifice. I think for a son to do that, it means Abraham and Sarah must have been grooming him in the way of the Lord. Abraham had taught him about obedience to God and it’s the same thing God wants from us…
He wants the future generation to be men and women of God, standing for Christ…
He wants us to raise Godly seeds, which won’t be possible or will be manifestly hard if we chose to marry that man/woman that doesn’t know God.
If we chose to be unevenly yoked then it will be hard, really hard to raise the next generation God wants.
Can two walk together except they be agreed?
I wrote on my BBM status on Tuesday- “Place them side by side, one is fun loving like you, he is adventurous, he has swag, he doesn’t know God and does nothing for your spirit.
One is dependable, a family man, a leader through and through, prays for you and with you, refreshes your spirit when you are with him, loves not just you but loves God like crazy….chose rightly, use your head”
For me, I don’t want to miss it.
I want someone to stare at my 6year old kid blasting in prayers just like I stared at that kid in church and be inspired to marry right and raise Godly seeds too.
I want my kids to know God right from their tender age like Isaac did.
I want it badly enough to not marry outside of the fold of Christ.
I hope you make the right choice too.
God help us all.
Uhm, I am still considering running Friday’s love letters (like Maggie called it) on my blog, thoughts of a single Christian girl on relationships and marriages, but I almost did not post this. Time is running short and shorter. I am even “feeling somehow” at the time I am using to type this instead of reading… So yes, I will still run Monday’s inspirational drive and Friday’s love letters here but if my posts trickle to a stop, just know I am off and I will be back in August.
Have an awesome weekend ahead.