“I saw many women wearing different coloured attires along the road. As I approached, I saw you wearing a wedding gown with royal crown on your head. I was ecstatically dazed to see your beautiful face and was about praising God for your life when I suddenly heard a voice like a mighty rushing wind that said, “My son, this is my beloved daughter, who I have prepared for you from when time began, marry her”. Right in my dream, I decided to propose to you. Now, in the physical realm please, don’t reject this revelation. The Bible says, “The vision is for appointed time.” but I don’t want to lose you. The competition is high. Accept my proposal now.”
“Naturally, I like fair-skinned sisters with string of academic laurels trailing them. You know it is not only through dreams that God speaks. Right from my childhood, most of my female friends have been dark-skinned and short in height. Somehow, in my spirit I know my destiny matches fair-skinned sisters. I have been searching, looking, gazing and peeping until I met you at the NYSC orientation camp. In fact, I was lost one day looking at you until I was asked to do frog jump for marching in the wrong direction. As fate would have it, we were posted to the same town. Like I said, I walk by faith and not by marathon prayers. The Bible says, “What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). So, Sister Beauty, you are the one and my only one. Imagine our wedding invitation cards bearing ‘Bravo Weds Beauty’. My faith got you after the signal from my inner satellite reached this town. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So, don’t displease me but accept my proposal.”
Some denominations have structures in place for marriage and relationship such that no marriage is sanctioned unless approved by the committee.
If you as a brother smiles at a sister, go and confess your sin to God. If a sister mistakenly touches a brother, she must cry out to God for more righteousness. Now, brother Charlie is feeling the urge to get married. He can’t jump the fence (the marriage committee is very good where the Spirit of God takes pre-eminence). How about testimony? He imagined it to be the first question thrown at him. “I love Sister Patience.” He thought that would be a good answer. Oh, brother, are you carnal? What will I say? “No, I have prayed and I am sure she is the one”. Any dream? “No!”. Any revelation? “No!”. Inner witness? “Yes!”. But they may not readily believe that line he thought.
Brother Charlie (thinking): “Let me add to my ‘inner witness confirmation’ an umbrella hydroxide, rain peroxide and wind sulphate”.
On the D-Day.
Committee: Tell us your testimony.
Brother Charlie: (Inner witness now converted to mighty revelation) I was waiting at the bus stop. (fear grips him again) I was sitting at the bus stop when I saw a sister crossing the road to my side holding her umbrella. Suddenly, she lost the grip of her umbrella due to the wind’s increased velocity. Without hesitation, I flew past the road not minding the on-coming cars to save her and her dancing umbrella few meters away. I flung open my umbrella under the rain and together we reached the bus stop of our marriage.”
Committee: 96.8% pass mark. No comment. Approved!!!
“My prophet is a renowned minister of God in the country. In fact, he prophesied that the just-concluded elections in our country would be peaceful. Lo and behold, it was so. He also prophesied that Juventus will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final on June 6 in Berlin and now, Juventus made history by reaching their first Champions League since 2003. Now, he prophesied that you “Sister Everything Goes” would be my future wife. However, some people who doubted his previous prophecies hit the wall. You know what that means. Just know you are my future wife.”
Many stories along the way to the altar. Some claimed the will of God and others simply went ahead not minding the consequences.
I am writing this piece for the singles in the house, the secret of godly marriage as ordained by God is to turn to the Originator of Marriage i.e. God.
First, you must yield your all to God through genuine repentance and faith in Christ Jesus. Be the right person and not the other way round.
Seek to know his will through the same universal key “prayer” and trust in his ability to guide you right.
Let your mutual friends be patience, godly counsel, Bible, submission to God’s will, godly fear, wisdom and righteousness.
To be frank with you, there is no shortcut apart from the aforementioned keys.
Beware of false prophets, sweet-coated tongue brothers, figure eight skimpy dressed sisters, Hollywood styles of proposing, and mount of transfiguration experience brothers and sisters. I didn’t say they are all fake but just BEWARE.
Note: As long as you belong to a denomination, you must follow the laid down rules for marriage provided they don’t contradict God’s word.
Let me leave you with these 2 Bible verses.
Proverbs 31:30 “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised”
Proverbs 20:6 “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?”
I pray that God of mercy will give you the bone of your bone and the flesh of your flesh. He will guide you and make your marriage a blessing too.
To the married couples, more joy and miracles in our homes.