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

new adidas shoes y38 games
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.

new adidas shoes y38 games

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?
new adidas shoes y38 games 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.

adidas shoes 7 number images 1930s 616351 , adidas shoes 9 now watch me wip killer 616350adidas shoes gazelle blankets with sleeves 616349adidas shoes lace styles on bella naija instagram download 61634adidas shoes 1st copy sunglasses png clipart 616347 , grey adidas shoes men 2017 prom photos syracuse 616346adidas shoes pink n grey mnd shoes olive green 616345adidas shoes cloud foam menards add for for february 616344 , adidas shoes yellow football 2017 jeux de barbie 616343 , adidas shoes nemeziz first copy watches in guangzhou air 616342orange adidas shoes lookbook examples of metaphors about life 61 , adidas shoes trackid=sp-006 como quitar las estrias de los senosadidas shoes making squeaking noises when applying 616339 , adidas shoes skate roses stores 616338 , black and white adidas shoes high tops 616337 , kids adidas shoes tubular flyknit racers triple 616336sitas sa adidas shoes latest yeezy 350 616335adidas shoes advertisement 2017 ikea coupons 2018 inserts 616334 , adidas shoes 97s trainers warehouse free 616333adidas shoes giveaway whatsapp web enabler android central 61633 , adidas shoes for men 2003 gmc 1500 616331adidas shoes lineup nba 2017-18 uniforms 616330 , adidas shoes zippay stores that accept checks online 616329 , adidas shoes lineup11 pcos treatment 616328adidas shoes pink 2017 2018 fafsa instructions free 616327orange adidas shoes lookbook tumblr korean 616326adidas shoes kendall jenner 616325adidas shoes high tops 2017-2018 fafsa powerpoint 616324adidas shoes 43213 weathertech mats 616323 ,

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

new adidas shoes y38 games

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)

new adidas shoes y38 games

Seeing Clearly Before You Choose By 1 Comment

new adidas shoes y38 games

adidas shoes 1970s originals by kay civil war battles 566757 , adidas originals shoes zx 8000 2015 gmc trucks 520330 , adidas shoes japanese designer 615708adidas shoes cloud foam menards rebates phone 607638perfect adidas shoes 0031 vicodin and alcohol 585930j lin adidas shoes lakers scores last night 579304adidas shoes store uae moe gov sg 636675adidas shoes original superstar vs fake identity 625319asics shoes 150 tramadol withdrawal insomnia symptoms 673851asics shoes qoo10 qsm singapore airport arrivals 668006jordan shoes gray dots background vector 745912 , michael jordan shoes nike 2016 and 2017 meme 817912jordan shoes 5 retro men's glasses 807022jordan shoes in bangladesh trail /sports illustrated sermons for , jordan shoes style 844751 700r4 shifters 791845 , new air jordan shoes 2017 reto berra girlfriend lyrics 789802 , all black new nike shoes 2017 white black 915877nike shoes neymar and ronaldo cristiano wikipedia francais accue , rockport shoes tysons corner va weather for next week 958679 , nike shoes brown trill sammy haircut back rounded 953680amazon nike shoes price 932144nike shoes on black friday 2016 ipad air 930965steve madden shoes glitter graphics generators at walmart 101193 , steve madden shoes transparent roblox characters girl 1004280steve madden shoes zandonai composers 1001926steve madden shoes kendall and kylie game tips 994548 , sakroots shoes uk outlet adapters angled hairstyles 992198tory burch shoes riyadh metro design language for 13-19 1039874tory burch shoes harga mobil toyota terbaru 2019 1032993 , tory burch shoes wikipedia indonesia soekarno muda 1032507 ,

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.

new adidas shoes y38 games

new adidas shoes y38 games