CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
TOPIC: MAKING GODLY CHOICES (II)
Read Genesis 24:1-9
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from The Lord (Proverbs 18:22).
Choice-making with regard to marriage partners is very crucial in life’s journey, hence the indispensability of choosing at once; because, in marriage, God is involved, and His people are witnesses. Therefore, there is no room for divorce.
For you to determine whom you would spend the rest of your life with, and o have a fulfilled marital destiny, you have to know who and what you are, i.e. the acknowledgement and acceptance of responsibility. The knowledge of your personality and character is critical to the eventual process of ‘leaving and cleaving’ (Mk. 10:6-8). In your best interest, what you are should determine what you desire. Compatibility is therefore a key factor in this regard. When a single person wants to marry, there are certain preparations he or she must make. As a true child of God, you must first seek the face of God in prayers. You need God’s guidance in locating your Mr/Mrs Right. Very importantly, your choice of life partner must be a ‘Kingdom citizen’ (2Cor. 6:14-18). God CAN NEVER tell you to marry a non-Christian.
As a child of God, there is the need to settle your marital destiny in the spiritual before attempting it in the physical. Doing this commands the physical aspect to fall into place, with ease. In essence, you cannot pursue the security of your marital destiny carnally (Rom. 8:6). Carnality leads into the belly of the Delilahs of this world, ask Samson.
God showed His interest in marriage by physically fashioning the woman (Eve) and delivering her to her husband (Adam).
The union of man and woman in marriage is not man’s idea, neither is it a mere cultural or traditional affair; it is God’s own idea (Gen. 2:20-24). Every child of God needs The Manufacturer’s manual, The Word of God, for the foundation of your marital destiny. When you remove God from your affairs, you cannot expect any progress. God’s Word says, For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God (Heb. 3:4).
- O Lord, help our youths to get it right in making marital choices.
- Pray for bachelors and spinsters who are overdue for marriage, for the grace to wait for God until He gives them their Mr/Mrs Rights.
- O Lord, deliver our children from every spirit and influence of lust.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 1Kings 2-3