EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 2020.
James 1:6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
The only condition God gives is that you must be a child of God and He will give you your own marriage partner. He didn't say you must be rich or that you must be educated or that you must come from a certain tribe or family lineage. May be the problem you have been having is your taste. You have set a standard for yourself and you are not seeing anybody yet fitting into your mould.
I can tell you categorically that there is no righteousness in some of your tastes. Even a deformed person is eligible for marriage. A lame man met me and asked me to pray for him for a wife. I noticed his condition and prayed for him. Recently, the man came to the conference with his wife and two children. All God says is ask, whether you are blind or lame or whole, just ask!
7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9.Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
Again, seek good counsel.
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Without counsel marriage is disappointed. People suffer disappointment. Get advice from seasoned people. Avoid marriage matchmakers. Some will tell you they have special gift of dream and they will start telling you phantom dreams. Be very careful.
Sometimes too, it may be sin in your life that is making your prayer for a marriage partner to be unanswered. God will not give holy things to dogs.
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I am not talking about generational curses here. Jesus has taken away those curses if you are already in Christ. But the question is, are you living a holy life to deserve a good gift of righteous marriage partner from God?
Thought for the day:
Ask in faith and believe it is received.
Song for the day:
God can do it again and again and again, He's the same...
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 41; Matthew 13:1-32
PASTOR PAUL RIKA