That's interesting. May I ask regarding this:I'll start " with God anything is possible". I was divorced from a non christian wife after 20 yrs, I became a christian during the marriage. I will say that the circumstances that brought about the divorce was of God, not by my hand. Now, I put it in the Lord's hand for a mate. I met some friends at a restaurant and saw my soon to be wife (never saw her before). The Holy Spirit in me let me know she was God's choice for me and we were to be married.. I hadn't talked to her yet and it was a month later till we talked.. Yes, she was a thrice divorced christian and 6 months later we are married. The Blessings of our marriage is amazing.
How exactly did you know it was from the Holy Spirit at that time?The Holy Spirit in me let me know she was God's choice for me and we were to be married
I am a Christian saved by Grace, that is, I'm born again, therefore, the Holy Spirit lives in me. Its an indescribable feeling, yet all knowing what will happen, not how it will happen, knowing its completely God's plan.That's interesting. May I ask regarding this:
How exactly did you know it was from the Holy Spirit at that time?
Most do not know what it means to love another person righteously in Godly love, so they "MUST" learn to be "CONTENT" and alone first. They must learn this above how they "FEEL" emotionally about desiring to marry someone. If they cannot control themselves, it's wisdom to wait and be certain God is leading them. Option #1 is God's perfect will. Option #2 is an option for the believer in the flesh naively looking for problems.Question:
What do you think is the right choice as for finding a spouse?
1. Wait on GOD
2. Pursue an equally yoked believer?
Asking GOD for a spouse and faithfully waiting and trusting Him
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Pursue someone who's a genuine believer and of course, still trusting Him
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:8-9
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
I failed at verse 32,33, but my wife lived verse 34. I just "thought" I was running away from God, but was running right back to where He had my wife to be waiting.@Chad,
Most do not know what it means to love another person righteously in Godly love, so they "MUST" learn to be "CONTENT" and alone first. They must learn this above how they "FEEL" emotionally about desiring to marry someone. If they cannot control themselves, it's wisdom to wait and be certain God is leading them. Option #1 is God's perfect will. Option #2 is an option for the believer in the flesh naively looking for problems.
1 Corinthians 7:8
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
1 Corinthians 7:28
But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
This can cause a believer to desire more of the world when trying to please their mate in the fleshly livings of life. It can also cause them to go backwards away from Christ because of the troubles the wrong mate can bring.
1 Corinthians 7:32
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
1 Corinthians 7:33
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:34
There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Christians label the pursuit as "according to the word of God". It is the major guidepost of life, aided by the Holy Spirit.The pursue the believer part of the question seems to imply a lack of faith. But, if you prayed for a boat to come save you from a flood and one showed up you would get in it. You wouldn't just say you needed to wait. There is an action that implies faith and there is an action that doesn't. But, when we pray we are to anticipate that God is going to answer and that things will change.