EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
We are in wedding season. We may have family members getting married, friends getting married know someone getting married soon. There is joy and happiness in the air but there are always concerns about couples making decisions for life without wise guidance in love.
Marriage is such a huge commitment. We live in a time where words and agreements seem to be carelessly spoken and promises are too casually made. God says it’s better not to vow a vow at all than to vow a vow to Him and not keep it. (Numbers 30:1-2) Broken words are betrayed promises.
The wrong decision in a lifetime commitment can bring misery and pain. God knows who will make the best marriage partner for anyone. As women of God, if you are able, talk and share with those we care about in love and make certain that God is consulted before entering into marriage. ( especially if they are close to you or family members).
It’s our obligation as Christ-followers to speak up with encouragement, love, wise counsel, and more importantly “biblical” wise counseling.
To show love, we must exhibit love in our life. If you know someone close enough to you that is getting married, offer to help them pray through the time before their marriage date. They may be grateful for your help. If they know you are a person who loves God and cares for them, they will listen.
Magnificent weddings do not make perfect marriages, only God can do that. Plant the seed in their minds that seeking God’s council instead of just following emotions, gives them hope. (Prov. 19:21)
Please pray with those you know seeking marriage. Prayer is such a kind way to show you care. Maybe share or send them some verses that will speak the truth for their future…
1 Corinthians 1:10, Matthew12:25, Psalm 127:1, Mark 10:6-9, and Prov. 18:22
And the biggest truth, God hates divorce. He allows forgiveness for our mistakes but shouldn’t we try to help with encouragement and truths BEFORE someone takes the biggest step for life?(Malachi 2:13-16)
If we have the opportunity to have opened our mouths with love and encouragement beforehand, especially if we could help strengthen them and do not, we may live with regrets on our part if something were to go wrong.
It’s better to say a kind word of prayer and encouragement from scripture or seek pre-marriage counseling than to remain silent and be held accountable.
Ladies, we are women changers in this world. The devil hates a Christian home. We must work harder to help establish Christ-centered relationships that have a chance, to begin with God before the devil gets hold of them.
If you know someone close to you who is getting married, pray for them and help them to pray too. Encourage them to seek wise godly councel before marriage! You will feel so relieved knowing you did what you could before God to point them in the right direction, God will take over from there. Always do your part in love and encouragement and prayer where you can