Friday, November 18, 2011

What to Look For In A Future Husband...

  • Does he have assurance of eternal life?
  • Does he faithfully share the gospel with others?
  • Is he always truthful?
  • Is he committed to never being divorced?
  • Does he honor his parents?
  • has he applied diligence in spiritual disciplines such as Bible reading, praying, fasting, memorization, and giving?
  • Does he make all decisions based upon the Word of God?
  • Would you be excited to have him as the father of your children?
  • Is he diligent in his work and wise with his money?
  • Is God calling you in the same direction of ministry?
  • Does he ask for your forgiveness when he is wrong?
  • Is he humble and willing to be a servant?
  • Is he kind, thoughtful, and gracious?
  • Is he generous with others?
  • Does he respond to criticism in a Christlike way?
  • Is he willing to stand alone?
  • Do you see spiritual fruit in his life?
(taken from page 77 in Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally)

As I Wait For My Prince Charming

I have recently been reading the book Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally. This book has been very helpful to me...has helped me to seek patience while I wait for my Prince. I have always dreamed of the day that my Prince Charming would come into my life and I would fall in love, get married, and spend the rest of my life with him. I have been faced with the fact that no matter how badly I would like for my Prince to be in my life right now he will not come until God sends him to me. I know that God's timing will be the perfect time...much better than I could ever imagine!

As I have read this book there have been things that have stood out to me like: It takes courage to obey when you do not understand (page 22 of Before You Meet Prince Charming). It is true! It does take courage to wait when you may not understand your present situation. I know it has been hard for me at times! A friend of mine recently got married and I often ask God, "why can't you send me my prince? I want to have that special guy in my life too! I've asked for you to bring him into my life...why aren't you?!" I have had to sit back and just think this: I asked God to bring my prince into my life...God isn't ignoring me it just isn't time! I have just had to learn to be happy with being single! It is hard sometimes but I've learned that God isn't going to bring me into the next phase of life until I am happy with where I am right now.

I have high standards with what I am wanting in a future husband! The thought that maybe my standards are too high has crossed my mind. Although I know they aren't too high, Satan tries to convince me that they are so that I will lower them. Satan wants me to think that there is no such man that matches up to what I want....that is not true! God has a special man chosen for me and matches everyone of my standards and beyond! If we truly desire God's best in our lives, then we need to be willing to marry God's choice. (from Before You Meet Prince Charming).

John 10:10 says this:
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

We need to pray for patience and contentment in our present situation in our lives and not wish for what we do not yet have! God has placed us in our present situation for a reason. During our single years God wants us to prepare to be a Godly wife who can care and support her husband. I have just had to learn to remember: God will send my prince to me in the right time...although I may think that time is now God doesn't think so. I have had to come to a place of contentment. Instead of sitting around and waiting for the day my prince will arrive I now pray for him! That God will help him to be the Godly man that He has planned for him to be. Although I do not yet know him, I pray for his protection and God's will in his life to be done..most importantly that he stays pure and waits for me as I wait for him!

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready."
~Revelation 19:7