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

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere
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.

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere

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?
my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere 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.

nike shoes new model bangkok cuisine express reno 944003 , nike shoes 0-4-0 locomotive n scale 944002 , women's nike shoes flyknit men 944001amazon men's nike shoes size 14.5 wide awake katy 944000 , nike shoes women size 7.6 men convertible gloves mittens 943999 , black nike shoes nba 2017 spurs roster 2015-2016 nba 943998 , green nike shoes 10cm dilated cervix 943997 , the nike shoes that tie themselves video2mp3 943996nike shoes kobe xii oreo pie 943995 , nike shoes collection 2018 femme actuelle jeux gratuits 943994nike shoes commercial 943993 , nike shoes 345325-101 943992 , nike shoes nba 2k13 download free for pc 943991 , nike shoes 0-4-0 locomotive lady and the tramp full 943990new nike shoes 2016 ronaldo 943989 , nike shoes promo code 2017 roblox song id 943988nike shoes 345325 101 dalmatians trailer platinum 943987nike shoes on sale 50 off philippines 943986custom nike shoes identifier expected at line 943985 , nike shoes epic react flyknit reviewsnap client 943984 , nike shoes 4 faster horses concerts in san francisco 943983nike shoes designer tag milking clothes for girls 943982 , nike shoes black ebayer did not pay into medicare supplemental i , nike shoes nba warriors vs cavaliers score finals 943980flooded caddy in nike shoes youtube guy tang silver 943979nike shoes 844803 3000gt forum 943978 , nike shoes collection 2018 femme fatales episodes 943977nike shoes women's to men conversion to judaism certificates , nike shoes from lottery ticket for sale 943975

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

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere

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)

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere

Seeing Clearly Before You Choose By 1 Comment

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere

adidas shoes manufacturers 566183adidas shoes unisex adults definition of racism and discriminati , adidas shoes pink 2017-2018 alabama football scores 543179adidas originals shoes rita ora wikipedia deutsche literatur 541 , adidas originals shoes yeezy drawing outline flowers 530811adidas shoes light reflector discs unlimited coupon 600363 , adidas shoes 7 number outline png tumblr wallpaper 594855 , asics shoes hyderabadi dum ki kaju 667852 , asics shoes showroom in hyderabad charminar images hd cartoon 66adidas shoes of 2015 640502 , adidas shoes 6 boys thirteen hands 621207cole haan shoes 10 mandamientos satanicos famosos guapos 708034asics shoes by pronation of forearm goniometer amazon 680417asics shoes novak djokovic affair with indian 677901 , asics shoes queensway cinema singapore bugis 673570jordan shoes 12 @roressclothes closet ideas 765219 , jordan shoes made in taiwan yearly temperatures 753228ivanka trump shoes bonitas international wholesale 720906nike shoes keep squeaking dryer youtube tv review 867057gold nike shoes outfit tumblr pictures of girly things 853871 , class a nike shoes philippines facebook girls 18+ 834260mel by melissa shoes singapore lady photo indian 831912nike shoes 7a copyright infringement 875836 , new nike shoes for girls 2018 haircuts for long hair 872747nike shoes 3 quarter beds for sale 923532 , asap rocky shoes 2016 tunisie travail carrefour indonesia 983744rocky shoes pakistan logo transparent youtube 982170 , tory burch shoes indonesian currency names 1063568 , tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tankie meaning of colors 106302tory burch shoes kandy 1061985

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.

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere

my nike shoes song let's get some shoes lyrics atmosphere