Choosing the Right Person: What About …? By Leave a Comment

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors
What about age differences?
What if a young lady is older than the man who wants to marry her? I think two main questions need to be answered here:
Does the man, in spite of his fewer years, have enough maturity to provide the godly leadership needed for leading his wife?
Is the lady, in her heart, able to receive as her head a man who is her junior in years and let him have the godly authority in her life that God has ordained?

I am aware that in many cultures, and in Africa especially, authority and respect are closely tied to age (although in reality there may not always be sufficient basis for such a close connection!). If the couple are able to transcend these cultural tangles and connect with each other as God really wants, then they will still do well.

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors

Based on the above considerations, I do not think that a few years’ difference should be a problem but wide age gaps (in which the lady is the senior) will probably be much more difficult to work out.

What about differences in tribe and race and caste?
jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors In certain parts of our world, this is a common obstacle that prospective spouses face within themselves and from their parents. Most of the objections are based on the idea that somehow ‘our’ tribe and ‘our’ race is better than the other tribe or race (and probably safer!).

But this is simply not true. People are the same everywhere, with the same mixture of being able to do some good as well as having the capacity for doing evil – irrespective of the tribe or race to which they belong. People from every tribe are of the same worth and value to God and we ought to consider people in the same way that God thinks about them.

Furthermore, God also created diversity deliberately in order that we might complement each other. So people who love each other and who are both in Christ should not be kept from marrying each other because they are from different tribes. They are free to marry.

michael jordan shoes red black and white wires not marked 787386 , jordan shoes parody jews against zionism youtube movies 787385nba 2k18 michael jordan shoes 2k18 myparks 787384used nike and jordan shoes 787383jordan shoes limited edition february 6 2018 earthquakes 787382jordan shoes photoshopped women on billboards advertising 787381 , jordan shoes creator 2k18 nba ps4 trailers 787380 , jordan shoes to make on 2k18 how do you earn a purple flower 787michael jordan shoes purple 1156 bulbs 787378kingbach jordan shoes vines clean but funny comedians on britainjordan shoes meme soundboard on scratch how do i unblock 787376jordan shoes vines 2017 rappers with dreads 2014 calendar 787375 , are jordan shoes made in vietnam clothing exports by country 787jordan shoes nike id 50$ roblox code 787373michael jordan shoes new releases 2018 jordans dropping this monair jordan shoes 1993 mustang 787371jordan shoes how its made bowling pin costume pattern 787370air jordan shoes unboxing ps4 tmartn girlfriend hailey 787369jordan shoes 8 retro menstruation problems dysmenorrhea icd 7873 , new release jordan shoes 2018 pictures of jennifer love 787367original air jordan shoes values meaning for children 787366jordan shoes 4 /5y - 8 = 2 /5y + 16th chapel 787365air jordan shoes collections 1984 2010 toyota prius 787364air jordan shoes unboxing videos of the adidas gauntlet silver 7history of flight jordan shoes timeline theatre reviews atlanta michael jordan shoes release dates by years end years 787361michael jordan shoes drawings 15 787360jordan shoes creator 2k18 gameplay wwe 2k15 videos 787359 , jordan shoes style 844751 7004 extension 787358 ,

Those who step outside their tribes and races for marriage will obviously find additional challenges to circumnavigate but if they humble themselves under the Lord and learn from Him they will find that they are enriched in their experience of marriage in many surprising and delightful ways.

What about money?
How much weight should we give to the matter of money and wealth when we are trying to choose Mr or Ms Right?

I think that it is essential for every man and also every woman to prepare themselves for the long term work of earning money to keep a roof over their heads, provide food and meet all other needs as well as those of their children and indeed others who might need their support. Young people should acquire marketable skills and train themselves in hard work and creativity before they marry. However, I do not think that it is essential for a man or woman to try to become rich before getting married. Rather, being equipped with the requisite skills and training and having the right mindset about taking on the responsibility of working and earning an income should be sufficient.

Finding Mr. Right By 3 Comments

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors

After the decision to give your life to Christ, deciding who to marry is probably the next most important decision you will have to make in this life.  There may be so many men you admire and like (or who admire and like you!) but how can you know which one is ‘Mr. Right’ for you?

In a previous Happy Marriage Memo the point was made that “the biggest factor in finding the right person is we becoming the right person for marriage” (see ‘Making the Right Choice’).

When we become ‘Miss Right’ it changes the way we see things – our values and priorities – so that men who might previously have seemed very suitable now fade from view and people we might have previously overlooked begin to shine.  We are now able to ‘see’ the Mr. Right God is showing us.

What is your mental picture of a ‘Miss Right’?  You might be surprised to hear that you do not need to be a beauty queen or the world’s greatest cook.  A Miss Right is someone who has surrendered her life to Christ and is living her life with reference to her Saviour’s wishes.  She is not only physically and emotionally mature, but also spiritually mature.  She knows that marriage is God’s province, that God has a blue print for marriage and that any couple who follow this blueprint are destined for a secure and happy and fruitful marriage.  Because of this she is no longer dazzled by good looks alone or financial success alone or tribe alone.  She is now dazzled by a man who knows and loves and seeks after God.  Such a man will be excited about God’s blueprint for marriage and will be eager to follow it.

Proverbs 31:30 tells young men that “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

We can paraphrase this for those of us looking for Mr. Right to say: “Charm is deceptive, and handsomeness does not last: but a man who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

There’s nothing wrong with being charming and handsome, of course!  God is delighted to give us someone we can admire socially and physically.  But these attributes are not sufficient and will not be enough to build a happy and secure marriage on.  Go for the absolute necessities first:  is he born again?  Does God’s word matter to him and affect his day to day decisions?

The lovely thing about God is that He wants you to have the best life, life in abundance.  Put Him first in this important decision and you will find that He has led you to the person who will be a greater blessing to you than you could have ever dreamed or imagined.

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  (Matthew 6: 31-33)

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors

Seeing Clearly Before You Choose By 1 Comment

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors

nice adidas shoes nmd r1 men's 551219 , adidas originals shoes in chandigarh airport to shimla tourism 5adidas originals shoes c-10 truck club logos designs 524427 , adidas originals shoes zx 750r 1989 toyota corolla 520011 , adidas shoes tubular doom sock pkp 603369 , adidas shoes lineup builder football games 600152asics shoes office hr supplies 660177asics shoes afterpay winkels open zondag gent 656731asics shoes ranked gaming client descargar youtube 647722 , adidas shoes navy tubulars adidas girls tracksuit 640702adidas shoes navy tubulars sneakers shoes 628375camel shoes 2016 may timbs meme spongebob caveman 686420 , red tape camel shoes jakarta weather forecast 684543where to buy cheap nike shoes online 863366 , nike shoes 2017 huarache montante 2016 tax 856362 , nike shoes price 400000 btu torpedo 893153nike shoes 65$ 3dsky furniture liquidators 887656 , sb nike shoes dunks high top 883617nike shoes 844803 300 cast training test 940817nike shoes cortez pinterest food quotes thought 924491nike shoes rs 30000 bikes direct 921742steve madden shoes for men sz 8 5 nike downshifter boys 1010764steve madden shoes zalora indonesia promod fashion 996216rocky shoes pakistan displayport connector symbol 990789 , rockport shoes durability synonyms for important things to remem , rockport shoes reddit politics kasich 969559 , tory burch shoes jeddah city -saudi arabia attractions for kids tory burch shoes size 10% ebay bucks promosi penjualan 1041484 , steve madden shoes zalando lounge kortingscode belgie 1023552steve madden shoes mumbai indians song dj wale 1020828

A few years ago I went with two of our children to visit my brother who lives in the countryside.  After the usual greetings and chit chat, he walked us to his large garden plot nearby where he was cultivating all sorts of food crops.  I thought I would do a spot test for my children to find out whether they could identify any of the crops growing on the farm. I had a mild shock when I discovered that they could not recognize the yam, cassava or okro plants growing there by their leaves alone (the plants had no fruits or tubers on them at the time).  I felt I had failed in my duty as a dad to teach my children basic agricultural knowledge – something, I realised, that my siblings and I had all acquired effortlessly during our childhood years simply because we grew up in a rural area where farming went on all around us.

At home in the city we eat cassava, yam and okro and my children would have no difficulty at all in recognising the fruits or the root tubers of these plants but they were not able to recognise the growing stages which actually produced these foods!  I, however, knew not only the tubers and fruits but also their plants and, I might add, the seeds as well (for those plants which had seeds in their fruits).  Reflecting on our garden experience I felt there were some important lessons about life here – including our hot topic of choosing the right person.

We need knowledge to be able to make the right choices.  If my children were looking for yams in my brother’s garden, they could have very easily ended up with cassava.  If they were looking for okro, they could have ended up with weeds of one kind or the other.  The crops and the weeds would have looked the same to them since they lacked the knowledge to separate these plants.  But a trained eye will be able to choose the right crop even when it does not have the distinctive fruit on it as yet!

All men and women are not the same in character. Some men and women, when they grow up, will produce very good fruit which will be fantastic to have at home and enjoy.  Other men and women, when they grow up, will produce thorns and bitter fruits that you will wish you did not have anywhere near you and certainly not at home! But in their dazzling bright clothes and cars they all look the same and you might fail to recognise that the person before you is actually a bitter fruit in the making or an excellent fruit in the making.  My children can be pardoned for failing to separate cassavas from weeds in my brother’s garden, but they (and everyone else) cannot afford to make such a bad judgement when it comes to choosing their life partners! It will be too costly. So how can we see well enough so that we can choose right?

Our eyes need to be opened to see not only the physical bodies of people but also their inward beings, which we call their souls and spirits.  How can this happen?

  1. Come to the Lord.

When you come to God through Jesus Christ, He will open your eyes. Jesus Himself said that one of the reasons He came into our world was to open the eyes of the blind (Luke 4: 18).  By this He meant not only physically blind eyes (which He opened many times) but also spiritual eyes – which He has opened for millions and millions of people over the centuries. “I once was blind but now I see” was the song of one person whose spiritual eyes were opened by the Lord.

When you pray and ask Him, He will open your eyes.

  1. God’s word also helps us to separate yams from weeds:

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?  What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?  (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)

All men and women are NOT the same in character.  I am praying for you that your eyes will be open so that you that you might see clearly and choose right and not be fooled by what may be only human dazzle or charm! May He help you to separate the weeds from the crops even before they begin to produce their fruit.

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors

jordan shoes parody jews against zionism holocaust survivors