Dear Lord Jesus, let today’s message by impacted in my life, give me the grace O Lord to make myself a better person in Jesus name AMEN.
I hope last week edition made some positive changes in your life. I give GOD the glory because I know out of the thousands of single we have in this land someone life will be impacted from this lesson, and with that my dream will be fulfilled.
As I promised last week, today’s discussion will focus on the 6 characteristics you should have in preparing for marriage. Let me say this, preparing for wedding is different from preparing for marriage.
Preparing for wedding is putting in place your wedding ring, dresses, buying things that will make your ceremony beautiful, but marriage is the day after the wedding, only you and your husband under one roof. How prepare are you to be able to sustain your marriage?
Remember a flamboyant wedding does not determine a successful marriage, NOT AT ALL.
Marriage is not only matching to the altar with a rich and handsome man; it is how firm you will stand by that man when his pocket runs dry. If you are not ready don’t get into it, it is better to be single and believing in God, than to be married and praying to be single.
Characteristics In Preparing For Marriage
1. Get Knowledge
In this scripture, the Pharisees came unto Jesus saying, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?
Jesus answers and said, HAVE YOU NOT READ that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female?
This is just to make you know that Jesus himself talks about reading. If you want to become a successful person in any area you have to read and get knowledge in that area of interest.
Marriage is all about meeting each other needs, once you meet the needs of your husband, and likewise your husband meets your needs, the two of you can have a happy home. God created women to be different from men and created men to be different from women, but it takes knowledge to understand. Read books on marriage, learn from women that are successful in their marriages. You cannot be a single woman and befriend a woman that has been devoiced or out of her husband’s house, she will never encourage you to get marry, but you now have the opportunity to learn and be happy in your home.
2. HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Job 22:21 says
Acquaint now thyself with him (God) and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee (you).
When you are close to God, you will not be move by circumstance and tribulations that may come your way. If you are close to God, when your partner disappoints you, you will not be move because you are sure it is for a better appointment. It is better to have a broken engagement, than to suffer devoice.
Get Closer To God And You Will Be At Peace.
3. Discover God Purpose For Your Life
Jeremiah 1:5 says
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee and I ordained thee as a prophet unto the nations.
You have to first of all know who you are and the purpose for which you are living. God did not take his time to create you in his image and likeness to be a waste unto the society. Know who you are, you do not have to allow anyone to make you feel less important. When you know who you are, you will know what you stand for, whom to befriend and places to go.
God has played his part, it is your turn to discover yourself if not you will be kicked around like a football by men, thinking you are beautiful but your beauty will soon fade away. If you don’t say I am, who will say you are.
Watch out for next week edition, I will be ending on the remaining 3 characteristics on this topic.
Have A Blessed Day.
Min. Mrs. Massa M. Kanyon, House of Achievers Church
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