Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Many of you who read this are either married, in progress towards marriage, or wanting to be married. Few people do not want to be married and that is ok.
This scripture can go in so many directions but for right now we are going to focus on "findeth a wife"
I was listening to my pastor the other Sunday and the biggest thing that resonated with me was his emphasis on "When man finds a WIFE"- not a girlfriend, not some woman he met, not a female that does not know their worth, self etc but a WIFE.
So what does that mean? It does not mean that she is already married. Being married does not automatically determine that you are a wife. You can paint a picture but that does not mean you are an artist. You can walk into a school does not mean you are a student. Because you watch House does not make you a doctor.These titles have characteristics, responsibilities, and behaviors. So when the scripture reads, when a man findeth a WIFE... she is already a wife. She is already displaying the behaviors a wife would do. She already has the character that wives possess and is taking care of responsibilities God has put on her shoulder.
I realized that I was made to be a wife and a great one at that! :) I was a wife before my husband married me.
The couple of years of years leading up to my marriage I knew I wanted to be married and was destined to be married. I was in a relationship with a man that was not going anywhere and I knew that. Funny thing is I told him that I want to be married and if I meet someone that has that potential then I am going to pursue that opportunity and he was like I understand. When I met my husband we talked and upfront we both were like I am not dating just to be dating I want it to result into marriage. So we were preparing ourselves. I know I was. I started getting everything in order. Job, saving money, deepening my relationship with Christ, preparing for the future, I actually knew he was going to be my husband, I do not know how specifically but little confirmations.
For those that are seeking marriage and a biblical one, what are you doing to get yourself prepared? To be honest I do not think you are ever 100% prepared but you can be 100% ready to take on the challenge.
Things to think about:
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Peace and Blessings