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Continued from yesterday…

3. Look for a teachable woman

The quality of meekness is one state of the heart that should not be compromised. Marry a teachable woman. You need a lady that is submissive.

Submission is not subservience or servitude. It is just a cooperation to allow your husband have the final say.

As a lady, never marry a man you detest or that you cannot defer to.
 
In talking to women, Apostle Peter listed some qualities every woman should have and every man should look for.

When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your [a]reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him—to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband]. 1 Pet.3:2

Now, listen very carefully. You will not always find a perfect woman! You have to allow her to grow. You have to be patient.

If you are looking for that Mrs. Perfect, I have news for you, she does not exist!

4. Look for a woman you love and your heart blesses!

Marriage is by choice and not by force, so it is important you look for a lady you truly love and your heart blesses. Don’t marry out of pressure or suggestion.

When you marry a woman you truly love, when there are crisis or challenges, the first statement from you won’t be, “I want a divorce,” rather it would be “how can I salvage this situation?” Why? Because you love her!

The scripture likened marriage to Jesus Christ and the church. If Jesus Christ is like the husband, and the church is like the wife, the question is “has the church, the wife of Jesus Christ been perfect?”

The answer is No! How is Jesus Christ coping? How come Jesus has not divorced the church? The church is truly in a messy state and the body of Christ seemed divided and yet the scripture made a shocking statement that all husbands must learn from.

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27 KJV)

How will Jesus achieve this for God’s sake? You see, because I am supposed to take a cue from Him since I am a husband or husband-to-be like Jesus Christ is the husband of the church.

Message Translation even made it more incredible.

Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor––since they’re already “one” in marriage (Ephesians 5:26-28 Message)

I must look for a woman I truly love and I am comfortable that everything I do or say is designed to evoke her beauty and bring the best out of her!

Verse 27 tells us how Jesus Christ would achieve this.

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27 KJV)

May God grant you more understanding.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am deliberate in my approach to find love

PRAYERS FOR THE DAY
O Lord, turn things around in my favour

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor––since they’re already “one” in marriage Eph 5:28 MSG

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Start preparing for your marriage now.

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Eph 5



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