When you’re single, your decisions are made by yourself When you’re born again, your decisions are made by us (Holy Spirit and you) When you are married, your decisions are made by us (Holy Spirit, you and your spouse) When you have children, your decisions are made by us (Holy Spirit, you, your spouse and children).
Therefore, the higher you go on this life ladder, the more complex your decision-making mechanism will be. As you take more steps higher, you are more equipped with better natural, intellectual and supernatural advisors and your decisions in life becomes much better. Although it may also mean that your decisions will be made at a little slower rate than your previous stage but the quality, efficiency and excellency of your decisions unparalleled the cost of the delays as all your blind spots and unforeseen losses are being analysed, assessed and taken care of by your allies.
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Your partner is meant to help you fulfill your vision.
Don’t be involved in a “visionless partnership” because you don’t have all the time in the world. Even if you don’t have a “concrete plan”, have something to work with. And let it guide you to the right person to help solidify and realize it.
The dimension of your Life Vision is should be your guide to your choice of Life Partner. Don’t let your heart guide your vision because your heart is easily influenced by temporary emotions, the drive for instant gratification and the constantly revolving life circumstances. But rather, discover your true and authentic vision from the Guide given by your Guidance.
When you get the vision, develop a plan for its actualization, preserve it and let it guide your heart and ultimately your life partner. In doing so, you will be able to maximize the little time you’ve been given, fulfill the vision you must have discovered & appreciate the Giver
DISCLAIMER: Be informed that this article is specifically talking from my understanding of the Biblical perspective on marriage and so may not reflect the popular or political view on this salient and sensitive topic. However, if you are humble enough to read on and look at the writer’s vantage point, you will learn valuable lessons that will shape your thoughts and ideas on social interactions relating to this topic.
What is MARRIAGE? Marriage is the coming together of a purpose-driven, matured man and woman for the purpose of companionship and fulfilment of the defined purpose.
God looking at the loneliness of Adam in the Garden of Eden with the enormous work he had, decided to find him a wife (companion, helper)
KEY THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GOD’S VIEW OF MARRIAGE
Marriage is for matured men and women. God did not give Eve to Adam the day He created Adam, meaning that MARRIAGE is NOT for Boys and Girls (the focus here is not age but rather maturity. You can be a 40-year-old boy or girl).
God did not find Eve for Adam until Adam had something doing, a career and defined purpose in life. Meaning that Marriage is NOT for Purposeless Men (people without a clearly defined future ambition).
Marriage is between a man and a woman. God did not create another man as a wife for Adam, He created Eve (woman). Also, God created Eve for Adam because “the man named all the birds and all the animals; but not one of them was a suitable companion to help him” (Genesis 2v20GNT). This means that marriage is not between humans and animals. It is, therefore, ungodly for a man to marry another man or animal.
Marriage is for a man who is ALONE. God did not create Eve for Adam just because Adam had matured and had a defined purpose in life. He gave Adam Eve because Adam was “alone”. He has to be able to make independent decisions and take responsibilities for his actions. This is why the Bible says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh“- Genesis 2v24KJV. Therefore, a man who is attached to his mother’s apron strings is definitely not ready marriage. It should be clearly stated that being attached to mother’s apron strings is not the same thing as seeking parental approval for marriage. Parental approval and blessings are very important in marriage and should not be neglected in order to have a blissful marriage.
Marriage is symbolic. The marriage between a man and a woman is a symbolic representation of the union between Jesus Christ (Bridegroom) and His Church (Body of Believers, the Bride). This is one of the reasons why you should not be unequally yoked as a believer with an unbeliever (2 Corinthians 6v14) because the roles and responsibilities of both the man and woman are specified in the Bible.
"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her 26to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.29Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. 30For we are members of His body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”b32 This mystery is profound, but I am speaking about Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband - Ephesians 5v23-33(Berean Study Bible).
Because we can’t die for my sins and live again. JESUS Christ became my Substitute. He came, suffered and died for my sins. And now WE not just live, WE live the HIGHER LIFE
Because the Law demanded that transgressors be punished. JESUS Christ became the Fulfilment of the Law by becoming the Punishment for my transgressions.
Because the Prophets are limited in what they can see, hear and receive from the Lord for themselves and for me due to my burden of iniquities. JESUS Christ became my Burden Bearer. Now I am limitless in my access to revelations, secrets and knowledge of God.
Because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away my sins. JESUS Christ’s Blood became the Perfect Sacrifice for my sins (Hebrews 10:4-18)
Because I couldn’t obey the conditions of the Promises of God (Exodus 19:5-6). JESUS Christ became my Obedience by accepting the Father’s Will for Him to die on the Cross. Now I am the Promise of God (1 Peter 2:9)
Because there is a limit to the information and secrets revealed to the servants. JESUS Christ became the barrier breaker and now calls me a FRIEND of God.
Because my disobedience brought separation between man amd God. JESUS Christ became man’s ADVOCATE to bridge the gap by tearing up the veil to restore my relationship with God.
Because I was poor and couldn’t work enough to get rich. JESUS Christ became poor so that I can be rich. He said to my poverty “IT IS FINISHED” 2 CORINTHIANS 8:9
Because I couldn’t be perfect as the Father. JESUS Christ became the Perfect Image of God so that I can be perfect through Him.
Because sin through disobedience took away the Peace & Presence of God in my life. JESUS Christ became the Prince of Peace and gave me an abiding Presence of God (in the Person of the Holy Spirit)
Thank You very much Jesus Christ for taking my place. I am forever grateful for Your Grace and Love.
Thank You for choosing to die for me to be redeemed from sins, iniquities, poverty, ignorance, disobedience, to live the higher life of purpose & identity, enjoy life to the fullest on this earth, and the greater Hope of Eternal Life with You after all said are done.
Happy Easter to you all.
I PRAY THAT THE LOVE AND GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST BE MANIFESTED IN YOUR LIVES
THANKS AND JESUS BLESS!
CHRISTIAN G OKWUDIWA
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The past seven days have definitely been the busiest and most diverse days of my life. Yet they were very fulfilling because of the same things that made it busy. I both really enjoyed myself, had some great fellowship and learnt a lot of life-changing and insightful lessons. So for this write-up, I will be showing some of the places I went to, activities involved and lessons I learnt both in words and pictures. By the way, at least 90% of these pictures and “personal” information featured are only available here! Each lesson is unique. Stay tuned!
Saturday, 25th March 2017 – St John’s College Class of 2016/2017 Grad Dinner on Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg. for those of you who don’t know what SJC is. SJC is one of the founding colleges of the University of Manitoba along with St Boniface College and Manitoba College. SJC is founded on Anglican Tradition, and is older than Canada (you can read more here http://www.umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_johns/anglican/ ). SJC is a community of compassionate, unfeignedly loving and supportive people. They celebrate every significant achievement by every member of the College. I remember when I and few others received the University of Manitoba, Emerging Leaders Award 2015, SJC organised a Dinner to celebrate with us. They also offer thousands of dollars every year to students in scholarships, bursaries, grants and awards, to help students offset some of their financial burdens and focus on their Academics and Community involvements.
Lesson: To attract people of excellent minds and encourage openness, you have to learn to love, value and appreciate everybody in your life.
Sunday, 26th March 2017 – RCCG, More Than Conqueror Parish Sunday Service
My local Church for over 4years now.
Lessons: Make THANKSGIVING your lifestyle. Before you ask God anything, give thanks, when asking, give thanks, after asking, give thanks. God is the Giver of all good things in life.
Tuesday, 28th March 2017 – RCCG Int’l Christian Centre Canaanland – Prayers
Lessons: Prayer is a necessary tool in ensuring a flowing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, 29th March 2017 – DeeperLife Campus Fellowship (University of Manitoba)
Lessons: Traditions can hinder the manifestation of God’s love, power and glory.
Thursday, 30th March 2017 – Immanuel Fellowship Young Adults’ Bible Studies