DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
International Director of HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORDWIDE
HOW TO KNOW GOD’S PERFECT WILL IN CHOOSING A LIFE PARTNER
Thursday, November 19
14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
Job 33:14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
Here are some tips on how to know God’s perfect will for a marriage partner:
a. Fervent Love for the Marriage Partner: Let there be a marital desire that provokes fervent love for that man or woman you want to marry.
b. Marital Compatibility: Whenever you think of him/her or see each other, you are fully assured inwardly that there is marital compatibility and less personality conflict.
c. Through Dreams and Revelations: You are having dreams, and not just one dream, but several dreams coming up again and again confirming you are meant for each other.
d. Inner Assurance: You are assured within you as if the Lord is laying His hands there and saying, “Be at peace. Don’t be afraid. Be at peace”. The inner assurance of the Holy Spirit is the witness of the Holy Spirit.
e. Circumstantial Language and Confirmation: From the extraordinary way some circumstances arrange themselves, you can clearly receive a message from there.
f. Pastoral Counselling: You have the thing in your mind and you go to a matured believer, who as he reasons with you, you have a God-given understanding that this is God’s mind concerning your marriage, the same way that God used Eli to make Samuel know He was the One calling him.
g. Through Prophecy: It could come from prophecy. God can speak prophetically through somebody.
h. Understanding of the Scriptures: The Lord could speak through a portion of the scripture concerning His will in marriage.
i. Through Audible Voice: The Lord can speak audibly on His will in marriage.
j. Through Diverse Other Ways
God is a God of confirmation. God has spoken once, yea twice have I heard it. Gideon sought for confirmation from God through various ways. So these points mentioned above do not generally stand alone. You will always see a combination of them to give you two or three witnesses before you are sure that God has spoken. Having been assured of God’s guidance, contact your pastor and the marriage committee for the next action.
Thought for the day:
Remember two or three witnesses are required to establish a matter
Song for the day:
The Lord knows the way through the wilderness....
Bible reading for the day:
Ezekiel 20-21; James 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA