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Everyone knows that as THE HUSTLE MAMA, I speak on women’s issues… that of motherhood, daughterhood, sisterhood, corporate-hood, families, dating, grinding, and most of all RELATIONSHIPS (ding, ding, ding!!!!). It is my platform for everything I hold dear. It is what my ministry of healing is all about. Forget finding my passion; I have learned that I have many of those. I have found my PURPOSE for walking this earth. It has taken me almost the entire 42 years of my existence to do, but I am there nonetheless. I read the word of God daily, and I also read pre-set scriptures from BIBLE.com to gain wisdom from Proverbs daily 365 days out of the year. Well, today’s scriptural reference for understanding from the site was so on point to where I am right now I had to share. Please see below their entry as the wisdom insight thought for the day.

Proverbs Day 166 (KJV):

Proverbs 18:22KJV):
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 18:22(Amp):
22 He who finds a (true) wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord.

 

Thoughts for the Day

One of the themes that Proverbs stresses over and over is how to have good relationships. Here is a statement that tells us that one who finds a true and good wife will obtain the favor of the Lord. How does one find a good wife? Studying the Word of God, we discover that to find a good wife, one must first be a good man who is following God. If one is seeking God with his whole heart and desires to have a mate so that he may serve the Lord together with his wife, God will guide him to the right person.

When any person makes a total commitment to God, the Lord promises that man will have His favor on his life. He will also be led in the right path of righteousness that is ordered by the Lord.

Proverbs 12:2: “A good man obtaineth favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.”

Psalm 37:23: “The LORD orders the steps of a good man: and he delighteth in his way.”

Proverbs 31 describes a good wife. She is one who is virtuous and trustworthy. Today many people are marrying for the wrong motives and end up with the wrong person. When someone is looking for a mate, they should make sure the person is committed to Christ and loves the Lord. They should also have character and virtue as their lifestyle.

Proverbs 31:10:
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her, the price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her so that he shall not need spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

While men or women are single, it is a beautiful time for the Lord to prepare them for marriage. As they seek God to cleanse them of the world and help them become the kind of husband or wife that would bless someone, they will soon find they are not lonely. First, the Lord will begin using them to bless others; then, they will find they are content in Him. Eventually, in God’s plan and timing, He will bless them with a beautiful mate so that both their lives can be a witness for Him. If a marriage cannot glorify the Lord, then it would be better for the person to remain alone. There are worse things than being alone. One of these is to be out of God’s will by compromising and marrying someone who does not feel the same way you do toward the Lord.

Marriage is the second significant choice we make in our lives, and we should never enter into it without much prayer. The most important decision of our lives, of course, is our decision to follow the Lord. This decision is not a one-time declaration, but a daily determination to follow Jesus above all. The devil can play on our emotional natures and make us very susceptible to the enemy leading us astray through “feelings” for someone. This area of the flesh should be brought under the Lord’s subjection so that Satan does not get the advantage and consequently destroy our lives and ministries. So many have failed the Lord because they chose a man or woman over the Lord.

We find this right throughout the Bible, too. Solomon’s heathen wives led him into idolatry. Samson lost his eyes because of a woman, Delilah. David murdered the because of passion for Bathsheba. Love and lust should not be the determining factor in choosing a mate. We should choose one who has character, as this is a lifetime commitment, and you will live with this person day in and day out. If they are of a good attitude, you will be blessed. Emotion and passion are a part of marriage, but they will not sustain a happy and good marriage. If a mate is selfish, jealous, etc. this will affect your relationship adversely. Seek God diligently so you might find a good wife or a suitable mate. A good woman’s price is far above rubies

Prayer for the Day

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for my good husband. I am most blessed, Lord. I pray for those who are seeking a good mate that they will be guided by Your Holy Spirit and find just the right person with whom they will share their lives. Lord, I also pray for those who are already married and ask that you strengthen the good marriages and heal those marriages that have suffered wounds and hurt. May each mate seek more of Your love and be willing to lay down their lives for each other. Let us all be filled with more of Your love daily. May love to pour from me today no matter what I face. I ask this in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.