The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV
What if you’re single, looking for a mate and haven’t found one yet? God created Eve specifically for Adam. ‘Then…He brought her to the man. And Adam said: ?This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh?…’ (Genesis 2:22-23 NKJV) When God brings you the right person, a spiritual and emotional bonding will take place. When you try to get ahead of Him you end up with regrets and recriminations. Peter de Vries explains it this way, ‘The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.’ So, wait on God! When God looked across eternity He saw you. He gave you certain traits and abilities that make you unique. He knew exactly who you would need to help fulfil His purposes and develop the gifts He’s given you. Until that happens, remember, He is your spiritual partner! He’s been caring for you all along: protecting you, providing for you and directing your steps, right? So be careful how you treat Him. If you can’t keep your vow to the Lord, it’s doubtful you’ll keep it to anybody else. Speaking to those who are single, Paul writes, ‘Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called…Do not be concerned about it…rather use it.’ (1 Corinthians 7:20-21 NKJV) Stop wrestling with your singleness and use this time to develop your relationship with God. Never forget that one of the greatest visitations of the Holy Spirit happened to a single, small-town girl named Mary, proving that when you trust God’s timing He always sends you the best!

SoulFood: Gen 24:1-51, 2 Cor 6:14-7:1

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