Picking with a Purpose

I came across a pamphlet that I had a while ago and decided to reread it. The title is Portrait of a Godly Woman by Anthony T. Evans, Th.D.

Dr. Evans dissects the Proverbs 31 woman. While dissecting the Proverbs 31 woman he gives men clues about choosing their bride. Very informative pamphlet.

After finishing the pamphlet I sat meditating on the nuggets. The Lord reminded me of a time in the past that He asked me if a guy I was hanging out with marriage material. I thought about it and came to the conclusion that he wasn’t because all of his baggage I didn’t want to be entangle with that would cause me more misery than I wanted. So I walked away.

Yesterday I got a clearer revelation of why the Lord asked me that question. It wasn’t just for that relationship but for every time I got involved with a guy that could go further than friendship. The question that should have been in the front of my mind was “is he marriage material”? That doesn’t mean I was looking to marry every guy I went out with. It was so I wouldn’t waste precious time on someone I couldn’t see myself marrying thus possibly missing the right one.

I believe this is not only for women but men also, although I think men do this in some fashion.  I’m not saying this has to be the way you do things or cut off friends you like to hang out with because at the end of the day you get to choose who and how you date. But it is something to think about if you don’t want to waste unnecessary time.

Happy dating.

Marriage-My Offering

Mary closed her Bible, finishing her devotions and quiet time.

An unexpected thought came to her.

Marriage-My Offering

What could that mean, she pondered. OH! She got a revelation. What will I bring to the marriage. After careful thought she grabbed her journal and began jotting down her list.

  • My relationship with Jesus will cause me to be the wife my husband needs
  • I will continually cover him with prayer
  • Be a Proverbs 31 woman
  • I will love, honor, support and adore him
  • I will accept him for who God made him to be, not into my Mr. Perfect

Whew, enough for right now, Mary thought. What was all that about? I’ve wanted another try at marriage but I’ve never considered what I’d bring to the marriage–just what I wanted for the wedding.

I’ll give this more attention later. I’ve got plenty time to finish the list.

Do I?