Must God Speak Before I Choose Who To Marry?

Must God Speak Before I Choose Who To Marry?

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A lot of people are at a loss when it comes to this issue of knowing who to marry. A large number are bothered that God has not ‘shown’ them anybody particularly or ‘spoken’ to them in clear terms, yet they have fallen in love with someone and they feel the peace of God about it. Can that be God? No dream, vision, voice, or any spectacular direction, yet it looks like it is God. Is that possible?

A lot more have believed the lie of the devil that God is not really with them in their relationship because they did not hear God tell them who to marry or see anything.

Well, God did not promise to show all of us a dream or vision. He did not promise that He would speak to all of us in an audible voice or in some spectacular way.

However God did promise that He would LEAD all of us!

My dear, that is all you need. Stop bothering yourself. You don’t need to hear a voice. You don’t need to see a dream. You don’t need to fall into a trance before knowing who to marry. The person that sees five dreams in a day is not more spiritual than you that sees nothing. In fact, for all I care, you that don’t dream at all may be more alert to hear God, because the one that hears God through dreams only will be knocked to sleep each time he needs to hear God. Imagine a brother that needs to make a decision, and then he tells you, give me some time, let me go and sleep!

Deliver yourself; stop being intimidated by some overly excited dreamer, allow God to lead you to who to marry the way He wants to. If you are given to dreams, that is great, but don’t feel superior to others around you.

So how do I know I am a child of God when I don’t dream, and I don’t have any spectacular encounter?

Here is the answer.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14 KJV)

There can be leading without some audible voice. All you need to do is to follow. The Lord is my shepherd!

Thank God for who He is that can abandon ninety-nine other sheep to look for me!

The real deal then is to be led.

God can lead you into a relationship without hearing a single voice or seeing any vision!

But you know you are led.

So, how do I know if I am being led?

How do you know you are really born again? How do you know Jesus really exists? Have you see him before? How do you know there is a God in heaven? Did you hear His audible voice or did you see Him in your vision seated on His throne with Cherubims and all that? Why then do you believe in Him?

Because you simply know within yourself that God is. You may not be able to prove it, but you just know in your ‘knower’ that God exists. You know in your ‘knower’ that Jesus died for your sin. You were not there in Golgotha with him physically, but you just know it happened deep within you.

That is what is referred to as ‘Inner witness.’

Inner witness! That is the primary way God speaks to His children. No voice, no vision, no trance, nothing, but just this knowing that comes with an unexplainable peace, too deep and assuring that you cannot put it into words!

Don’t let the devil come to you and tell you that the reason you have a troubled marriage is because you didn’t have any dreams or hear a voice about who to marry!

Do you know that when you have had twenty-five dreams about a particular lady and yet this inner witness is not there, you are not supposed to proceed? This inner witness, the peace of God, is most important!

See it described in the scripture

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 KJV)

I like it particularly in Amplified version

And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Did you see that? That peace of God, that transcends every understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds. Garrison! Mount guard! Those are military terms. That is exactly what happens when you allow the peace of God and you are led by Him. His leading is a like a soldier protecting you. You know why? God will never lead you wrong! Glory to God! He will not lead you into misery! Thank God for His leading.

God is the one that can re-order our steps when we have made mistakes; He is the one that will lead us into our wealthy place. Stay with God and you will never regret. Don’t be led by your feelings which can be fickle, be led by the Holy Spirit, and you will be protected!

This morning, as God’s servant, I speak God’s leading into your life. I speak His peace into your life! May you experience His leading in Jesus name!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am a child of God. I am led of God

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Pray that God lead you by His peace

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! (Romans 8:14 Message)

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Read Kenneth Hagin’s book – ‘Following God’s plan for you life’

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Rom 8


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The Intricacies of Knowing The Right Lover

The Intricacies of Knowing The Right Lover

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There is no doubt that God speaks to His people. For me, God spoke to me clearly while I was a student on the Campus as relating to relationships and marriage. Knowing the right lover is key!

God still speaks today. He is a speaking God. “saith the Lord’ is found over eight hundred times in the scriptures.

Jesus constantly speaks to us.

Isa 30:21 AMP And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.

The Holy Spirit is a speaking Spirit.

Joh 12:50 KJV And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

He desires to lead us. Here a few things to note in Intricacies of Knowing the right lover

  1. God will not speak to you outside of His word.

2. To hear God more, read His word the more. His word in your Spirit prepares your Spirit like a receptacle to hear God.

3. When you seek His face, you will hear Him speak to you. God still speaks.

4. Fasting and prayer often helps to hear God more clearly.

Act 13:2 KJV As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

5. Relationship and marriage should not be the first issues that arise when you are trying to hear God. Try developing hearing Him in other areas as well. Intricacies of Knowing the right lover is in hearing Him.

6. God is particular even with the minutest details of your life, and when you learn to relate with the Holy Spirit like you will relate with a friend, He will always speak to you, like a friend will speak to you.

7. When God shows you a guy, calm down, don’t get suggestive, let him discover too. The lady is not the aggressor; she is the responder.

8. When God shows you a lady, it is just information because you are His child and fathers speak to their children. You are His friend. So He tells you of what is to come. Jesus said when the Holy Spirit comes, He will tell us of things to come.

9. That he showed you does not mean you should go ahead and propose. You also need to ask Him when to go ahead and propose. There is a difference between preparation and performance. This is Intricacies of Knowing the right lover

10. In the things of God, He often shows you things ahead. Because the information is coming from God, it would look like you should act immediately. But most of the time, it is never an immediate action. He showed Joseph some things that only came to pass several years later. David was anointed but never mounted the throne immediately. Some of these promises have to be patiently obtained.

11. It is possible to get a big ‘NO’ from a lady and yet God has spoken to you. You jumped ahead and did not follow His leading completely. The lady is not ready at the time. Just like God spoke to you, God has to speak to her too!

12. The primary way God will lead you is through inner witness. You just know within you. Do not seek dreams and visions because the devil can give them. Stay consistently in God’s word and pray in the Spirit a lot. That way, God will ensure that you don’t miss it in life. God still speaks.

13. It is one thing for God to speak to you about a person. That does not mean it will work out or lead into marriage especially if you unrepentantly compromise regularly, or you did not work at your relationship in terms of character development. For example, God might have spoken to you and yet anger problems can ruin it all.

14. Until you have heard from God, do not take that step. Be still and know that He is God! Calm Down!

Psa 46:10 (CEV)  Our God says, “Calm down, and learn that I am God! All nations on earth will honor me.”

I pray for you this morning, your life will not become an experiment. You will enjoy God’s leading in every area of your life in Jesus name.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I hear God’s voice daily.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, open my ears to hear your voice every day of my life.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Isaiah 30:21 ERV
and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand and when e turn to the left.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Take time to pray in the spirit

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
John 12


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