I’m just gonna put this out there, so kindly pay attention.
If you’re going to get into a relationship and audaciously marry someone who doesn’t love Jesus, you are going to SUFFER big time. Now, notice I didn’t mention anything about marrying a Christian. Unfortunately, in this generation, we’re Christians by title and association alone. Many people hold the title without bearing the fruit a relationship with the Holy Spirit yields.
I’m also not talking about the gifts. Don’t marry the gifts the person manifests. Marry someone who is controlled by the Holy Spirit. Galatians says it best – A person controlled by the Holy Spirit will produce this kind of fruit:
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control.
Nobody is going to produce this fruit because they have a good heart or they love you. They will be enabled to be all of this because they have submitted to the Holy Spirit.
Some ladies can’t even submit to God even knowing God is love and just. Why on God’s green earth do you imagine you will be able to submit to a man who is subject to the whims of the flesh?
If he doesn’t honor and submit to God, he will never be able to lead the home.
The folks who cannot submit to God but think they can manage the institution of marriage without the counsel of the One who invented it are the reasons for broken individuals and damaged societies.
I wish your friends who married outside God would tell you how truly unhappy they are and that amidst all the glitz and glamour, something vital is missing.
It is impossible to succeed in marriage without the Inventor – God!
Get to know Jesus in His Word. The Bible is the MANUAL for life. Read it today and every day. Then allow the Holy Spirit to help you BECOME!