There is a difference between the BLESSING of God and blessings. It is the BLESSING of God that produces his blessings. When someone has God’s BLESSING, the BLESSING has the capacity to produce his blessings.
When someone lacks God’s BLESSING, whatever he or she has cannot pass the test of God’s evaluation and approval. When this is the case, there is no capacity to succeed in an institution as complex as marital institution.
Today, many people who are searching for life partners are looking for people that have properties, certificates, connections, physical beauty and all sorts of material wealth. Some even look forward to marrying tribe mates (someone from their tribe) because they feel their comfort and safety can be guaranteed when this happens. In their estimation, it is these qualities that constitute God’s blessing.
Unfortunately, none of these qualifications represent God’s approval and BLESSING. This is why divorce rate among billionaire couples has continued to increase.
The BLESSING of God is spiritual and continues to reproduce blessings, part of which is materials benefits within the standard of God’s approval. This is what Jesus means when he says “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33)
“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
“Life is more than food and the body is more than clothing” (Luke 12:23).
After narrating parable of the rich fool whose thinking was contrary to this scripture, Jesus said: “So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God” (Luke 12:21).
Dear reader, if you are not interested in these scriptures and you are unmarried, you are not ready to marry a blessed man or woman. This is the truth.
There are unsearchable riches in Christ Jesus which represents the BLESSING you should desire in your potential spouse. The only way to access this BLESSING is to enlist in the sonship of God. Do you want to know whether your potential spouse is blessed or not? Check.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12)
Spiritual blessing is eternal but material blessings are temporal. If your potential spouse does not have this spiritual blessing of sonship, you marital success cannot be guaranteed.
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God” (Romans 8:14)
In case you are confused as to determining whether or not your potential spouse is blessed, read Galatians 5:22-23 and confirm whether he or she posses the fruits of the Holy Spirit because by their fruits, you shall know them.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue” (2nd Peter 1:3).
The BLESSING of God has several features attached to the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit listed in Galatians 5. The features include faith, virtue, knowledge, self control, perseverance, brotherly kindness and love (2nd Peter 1:5-7).
So, does the person you plan to marry have faith in the ALMIGHTY God? Faith means belief. When you believe in something, it reflects in the way you respond to the thing. How does he or she respond to the things of God? If the person you intend to marry is not interested in salvation, Bible-related things, Bible study and righteous lifestyle, the person lacks God’s BLESSING.
If the person is the type that puts faith in charms, cultism, fetish practices and worship of other gods, the person is far from God’s BLESSING.
If he or she lacks spirit of sincerety, truth, patience and personal discipline, then the person lacks capacity to be a reliable marriage partner.
If your potential spouse lacks knowledge and fear of God and fear for God’s word, it means there is no wisdom because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. If there is no wisdom, then, there is no understanding. How are you going to cope with such a person for the rest of your life?
If your potential spouse lacks self control, then, your potential marriage is already in trouble and your life could be in danger. It means the person can cheat on you with ease. Worse still, the person can injure or even kill you if you offend him or her.
Your potential spouse lacks God’s BLESSING if the person does not have the spirit of perseverance. If the person gives up easily on situations because of challenges, then, the person can give up on you and drop you at any point in the marital journey. When there is an unexpected challenge such as loss of job, delayed childbirth, illness or in-laws’ headache, the person lacks the capacity to remain with you and face it.
Brotherly kindness can only be produced by the BLESSING of God in your spouse, which is Christ Jesus and godly nature.
Above all, if the person you intend to marry does not possess the love of God, you are bargaining for a truncated destiny because you are about to be joined to somebody that lacks God’s BLESSING. Money has no capacity to help you in this matter.
“He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love” (1st John 4:8)
Marry a blessed person and your marriage shall be a blessing and a testimony in Jesus name.
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