Be Open to Marriage

I may be old-school but I find something extremely attractive about a man who respects my voice, space, and giftings/calling, and who isn’t intimidated to lead me in Christ.

Obviously, I am a capable leader on my own. I probably could be single my whole life. It feels easier and safer, for sure. But, does God’s will revolve around our security or His purpose? Well, if I choose to partner with such a man, he will will be a rare gift from God. I know it.

Marriage is a gift. Let’s not be like the world and throw it away, but remember it’s a picture of Jesus’ relationship with the church. Yes, I am able to lead myself. The greater stretch for me will be entrusting my heart and life to a man, a God-given man, for the purpose of God’s glory in and through our union. We shall see if God has this Boaz somewhere out there!!!

Be open to marriage. The world is turning away from it. Marriage may be hard, but it’s God’s first institution. God called it very good!!!

 

 So God created mankind in his own image,
 in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Genesis 1:27-1:30

🌼 I Want to Marry a Pure Heart

I want to marry a man with a pure heart…

A pure heart to me does not mean legalism.  In high school I thought I had a pure heart, but what I had was legalism and a sense of self-righteousness.  I may have had all my goody ducks in a row, but I was a mess on the inside.  I wanted a good heart, and I know Christ gave me one, but I had so much of what I thought Christianity meant attached to my relationship with God, instead of the purity of His Word.

So, what I mean by a pure heart is the wholehearted inclination and desire to abide in Christ and to honor His Word.  Not out of legalism, but out of the purity of being able to see rightly who God really is and why His precepts protect our lives.  I want him to understand how boundary lines set by God are for our good, not for us to question and test.

I guess I just want his heart to clearly see and trust God for all his needs.  When I look into his eyes, I want to see Jesus and the person God designed my husband to be.  I want him to know and walk confidently in Christ because he sees Him and knows that Christ sees him.  I want to clearly see them both.  Christ and husband. Clearly. As God intended.

Blessings,

Christine ❤

Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.

        Matthew 5:8