Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book Of Proverbs


"If you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

|A Father's Guidance|

Proverbs is probably the most down-to-earth book in the Bible. It's education prepares you for the street and the marketplace, not the schoolroom. (Proverbs 1:20-21 expresses this poetically.) The book offers the warm advice you get by growing up in a good family: practical guidance for successfully making your way in the world. It covers small questions as well as large: talking to much, visiting neighbors too often, being unbearably cheerful too early in the morning.

The first nine chapters, which explain the purpose of Proverbs' wisdom, are spoken from father to son. Fifteen times the fatherly voice says, "My son." Some of the advice seems particularly well suited to young people: warnings against joining gangs, for instance, or urgent cautions against sex outside marriage. But the central message of Proverbs applies to anyone, old or young: "Get wisdom at all costs." It is a plea to strain your mind and your ears searching for the wise way to live. 

|Virtue Is Not Its Only Reward|

Anybody with a brain can find exceptions to Proverbs' generalities. For instance, Proverbs 28:19 proclaims that "he who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty." Yet farmers who work hard go hungry in a drought, and dreamers win $10 million in a lottery.

Proverbs simply tells how life works most of the time. You can worry about the exceptions after you have learned the rule. Try to live by the exceptions, and you court disaster.

The rule is that the godly, moral, hardworking, and wise will reap many rewards. Those who learn the practical and godly wisdom of Proverbs not only sleep better; they succeed and become able to help their family and friends. Fools and scoffers, though they appear successful, will eventually pay the cost of their lifestyle.

Much of Proverbs' practical advice makes no mention of God, and its concern for success may therefore seem quite secular. But if you take the book as a whole, it becomes obvious that the lifestyle Proverbs teaches depends on a healthy respect for God (1:7), affecting every aspect of life (3:5-7). Proverbs frankly concedes that the wise path will no be chosen by many; it is easier to live carelessly and godlessly. But those who choose to live by Proverbs will get success and safety, and more: They will get to know God himself. "then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God" (2:5).  

|How To Read Proverbs|

People love to quote Proverbs. Often they express truth about life in a elegant, witty kernel. You'll find more humor in Proverbs than anywhere else in the Bible.

Yet Proverbs may well be the most abused book in the Bible. People often quote the Proverbs as though they are absolute promises from God or rigid rules for living. In fact, few of the proverbs should be read that way. And some proverbs, read alone, would give you a distorted point of view.

To understand Proverbs, you should hunt through it for proverbs you like. You should study the whole book to get its overall point of view. This takes time, for Proverbs covers dozens of subjects in subtle detail.

Each of the more than 500 proverbs is a tough nut you have to crack before you get the inner meat. Read Proverbs slowly, but not for too long at one sitting.

Some people like to read a small number of proverbs each day in addition to their regular Bible readings. Others concentrate on memorizing proverbs, so they can run them through their heads as they go on about the day. Whatever technique you use, keep two things in mind: Think carefully about each proverb, and try to put each into the bigger context of the teachings of all of Proverbs. To help you see the total picture of Proverbs teaching on some key subjects, ten insights scattered throughout Proverbs briefly introduce ten subjects and list relevant proverbs.

The book of Proverbs is divided into tow main parts: an introduction in the first nine chapters and the proverbs themselves in the remaining 22 chapters. If you skip the introduction, you won't understand the point of Proverbs as a book. It introduces Lady Wisdom, and explains what she can do for you.

|High Points in Proverbs|

  • Chapter 4: An introduction to the importance of wisdom and the style of life you need to pursue it.
  • Chapter 10: A typical range of subject matter and style

Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Of Acts


"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses."

The New Testament divides neatly into two nearly equal sections. the first consists of four Gospels that tell about Jesus' life on earth. The second section, beginning with Romans, concerns churches that sprang up after Jesus left. In between stands the book of Acts.

The best way to appreciate Acts is to imagine a Bible without it. You have just read the life of Jesus, underscored by four different authors, and you turn to Romans: "Paul, a servant of Christ all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints." Rome? How did the story get there from Jerusalem?

Next you'd find two books, also from Paul (who's he?), addressed to "the church of God in Corinth." Another book follows, written to the church in Galatia, then one to Ephesus and so on with more letters to other exotic locales. Obviously, something is missing. Without Acts, the New Testament leaps from an orderly history of one man, Jesus, to a collection of unexplained personal correspondence.


|A Plan Reveled by Jesus|

With Acts, everything fits into place. This book gives a transition from the life of Christ to the new church. It introduces Paul and explains how a minority religion crossed the sea to Rome, the capital of the empire. A reader of Acts visits key cities sprinkled around the Mediterranean, meets the principal leaders of the new movement and gets a strong scent of the problems that will occupy Paul's letters.

Luke, a Physician, had written the third Gospel as an account of  "all that Jesus began to do and to teach" (Acts 1:1). The book of Acts resumes the story, hinting that this history, too, will show Jesus at work, but in quite different form. "I will build my church," Jesus had promised (Matthew 16:18), and Acts graphically shows how that process began.

Jesus himself had laid out the plot in his last recorded words on Earth: "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (1:8). Acts faithfully follows that outline: The first seven chapters show the church in Jerusalem, the next five focus on Judea and Samaria and the rest of the book follows the spread of the gospel to the outposts of Roman civilization.


|How To Read Acts|

Acts reads like well-written history. It follows a logical plan, includes fascinating details and focuses on the most dramatic events. In the sense, it is self-explanatory.

The first 12 chapters concentrate mainly on the apostle Peter. The rest of Acts features Paul (also called Saul), and the book explains how he became accepted as the first and foremost Christian missionary. Paul made three extensive trips in Acts, then a final voyage in chains to Rome. 

Acts records the early history of relations between the church and the Roman empire. It also gives important background information on such cities as Corinth, Ephesus and Philippi-cities to whom Paul later wrote letters. The material in Acts will help you understand what Paul is writing about in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians and the other letters.

Acts also summarizes 18 different speeches by Paul, Peter and a few others. These speeches makes a fascinating study in themselves: The apostles were beginning to interpret the facts of Jesus' life in light of their spiritual significance. As you read them, note how the speakers chose their words and content with the audience in mind, and then note audience reaction.


|High Points in Acts|

  • Chapter 1: Jesus' last appearance of the disciples.
  • Chapter 2: The remarkable events of Pentecost.
  • Chapter 5: A glimpse of life in the early Christian church-some good parts and also a tragic scene of failure.
  • Chapter 9: The details of Saul's conversation.
  • Chapter 16: Paul's dramatic experiences in Philippi, a city that produced one of Paul's favorite churches.
  • Chapter 17: Paul on some of the most difficult assignment of his missionary journeys.
  • Chapter 26: Paul recounts his personal story to a king.
  • Chapter 27: Paul's shipwreck on the way to Rome.
  • Chapter 28: Paul's last setting, under house arrest in Rome, where he probably wrote some of his New Testament letters. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Everything Skit

In the next month in a half I will be going to the Philippines with a team of 20. This was a practice run of the "Everything Skit" last night that we will be performing every night.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


When the devil tempted Jesus, it was a real temptation. He tempted Him to turn stones into bread and feed all the hungry people (see Matthew 4:1–4). Jesus could have done it, but He was here to take people to Heaven, to give them eternal life. And He could do that only by going to the cross and taking their judgment and their Hell. From the cross He was saying, “I love you. I love you, whoever you are.” He would have died on that cross if you had been the only person in the whole world. He loves you. You are important to Him. Outside the influence of the cross there is bitterness, intolerance, ill will, prejudice, hatred, crime, and war. That is why—if the world does not turn to Christ, and Him crucified and raised from the dead—we could see the judgment of God falling upon 
our world.

Have you met Christ at the foot of the cross, 
turned from your sins, and put your life 
completely under His control?



Who looks forward to turning on the news these days? All we seem to hear about are problems. People are losing jobs and savings. A person can get depressed listening to it all, and many people are fearful. If you are facing hardship during these tough times, my heart goes out to you. Life isn't always fair or easy. You may feel you do not know where to turn. But one of the Bible’s greatest truths is this: God never abandons us when life becomes difficult. He is always with us and wants to help us, even when things seem to be going wrong. He does not guarantee to reverse every misfortune, but if Christ lives in our hearts, we have His promise that nothing “in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39). What a guarantee! Instead of being fearful about the future, this Easter we can trust and believe that God is working a purpose in our lives. We can have hope!

Despite troubles and bad news, are you able to 

rejoice in the Gospel—the Good News of your 
salvation in Christ Jesus?

READ: 1 Corinthians 15:22-28 


As we gaze on a confused and frustrated world, this Scripture comes to mind:

“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe” (1 Corinthians 1:21). 

The idea of our world being saved by Christ on the cross was foolishness to the proud and boastful Corinthians of the Apostle Paul’s time, who thought that the wisdom of the world was vested in them. And there are many people like them today. But how different it is for those of us who in simple faith know Christ and Him crucified. For us, as the apostle wrote, the cross of Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. We have been saved by His grace and mercy. We do not deserve it, we did not pay for it, we did not work for it. It has been given to us as a gift. It is by the work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross—and by His resurrection—that we 
can claim any right to the great Kingdom that is yet to come.

When others look at you, do they see the hope 
that you have in Christ, both for this life and 
for eternity?


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

When I picture Jesus Christ dying on the cross, I see the free gift of God’s grace in Christ reconciling to Himself all those who believe and repent. Grace occurs when something we don’t deserve is given to us freely. It is the free gift of God to needy men and women. Paul said, “God made him [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). When Christ bore our sin on the cross, He created a value of grace and righteousness that changes the lives of 
men and women, and it still works today! The truth “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3), and that truth alone, has relevance to mankind today. That is because there is saving power in Christ’s cross to transform any life and to change the world. 

How has the gift of God’s grace changed your life? Will you share your story this week so that someone you know can be made alive in Christ?


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Four Principles From The Book Of Esther

1. God has a special plan for your life.
Esther was placed in a royal position, not by chance, but for a purpose.
Proverbs 16:9, “In his heart a man plan’s his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” God didn’t make a mistake where He has you today. I think we spend too long in our life trying to figure out where God wants us to be or wishing we were somewhere else, instead of just allowing God to do something with our life where we are, while waiting for more to come.
2. Sometimes you will have to go against common sense, against what others advise, even against what you want to do in order to follow God’s plan.
Esther would have to approach the king, though she didn’t have permission. This could have meant certain and sudden death for her since it was even against the law to approach the king. Esther’s response: “If I perish, I perish!”
Sometimes God’s will makes perfect sense, as you examine your experience.  That doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t be required to take risks for God. The best things in life often come with the greatest risks. The degree of difficulty is not an indication that God is not in it. 
3. The time to follow God’s plan is now.
I find Esther 4:14 interesting. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”
We mostly consider that last part of the verse, but notice the “Who knows?” It’s a question. They weren’t sure. They knew she was in the position as queen. She had opportunity to see the King. They knew God wanted to save the people. They knew for whatever reason Esther had been made aware of the plan. But did they know for sure that’s what Esther was supposed to do? Apparently not! They went without being 100% certain. Who knows?
There will be times in your life when you’ve gathered all the information you can, you’ve prayed as well as you know how, you’ve sought Godly counsel; whatever you are doing is not sinful…but there is something inside of you that’s still not sure. You can sleep on it. That’s something I always do. Esther waited 3 days, but at some point you just have to muster the courage to move forward. Without all the answers, are you ready to step out and walk by faith? Don’t be afraid to allow God to determine the outcome.
4. Trusting in God completely brings great rewards.
Esther 8:17 In every province and in every city, wherever the edict of the king went, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them.
Esther saved a nation. Her obedience saved God’s people from destruction! The reward for obedience was even better than expected. Esther went before the king prepared for the worst case scenario…she got the very best! Many people became followers of God! The people were inspired by the faith of one woman and one man that everything changed in that nation.
It will always prove profitable in the long run to obey God. When others see us living in radical obedience; obedience that makes no sense, they’ll want some of what we have. The world around you is looking for answers; trying to figure out how to make life work. We may not have all the answers, but we know about a God who does.

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Princess...WAIT ON ME

Wait on Me, My princess. My timing is always perfect. I know you're anxious about many things, and I see your passion for all the plans I have put in your heart. I know that you long to fly, and I see your enthusiasm. However, just as a vinedresser nurtures the vine and waits patiently for the right moment to harvest the grapes, so too am I working tirelessly to prepare you to bear much fruit. 

Don't run ahead of Me or try to fly before My plans are complete. Your strength will fail you, and your dreams will wither away. Trust Me that My dreams for you are far greater than you can dream on your own. You will run farther and soar higher if you will patiently wait for the season of My blessing. Draw close to Me now, and I promise that this season of waiting will bring you the sweetest of rewards.

Your King and Lord of perfect timings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What's The Right Way to Worship?

Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praise to the Lord! Praise the Lord! 
PSALM 150:5-6

We see nearly every type of worship represented in Scripture, it's like a worship bazaar in those pages.

Are hymns to traditional? No way! Colossians 3:16 says we are to "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts" (emphasis added). Paul wasn't talking about three specific types of songs here, but about the tendency of the Holy Spirit to move in a variety of ways.

Is rock music too contemporary? Psalm 150 just may be the musician's psalm. It lists horns, lyre and harp, tambourine, dancing, strings, flutes, cymbals, and singing. Of course it doesn't mention rock music, rock wasn't invented for another 2,500 years. But the word praise occurs in little Psalm 150 thirteen times. It was a psalm traditionally used in raucous celebrations during festival times, indicating the usefulness of many kinds of songs in worship.

And what is the proper person during worship? Should we stand, sit, kneel, lie down, or raise our hands? All are mentioned specifically in God's Word. None are right or wrong. Though more public displays of worship such as the raising of hands may feel awkward at first, some of its origins are pretty cool. One image for the raising of hands is that of remembering our position as God's child. A child will raise her arms in asking her daddy, her abba, to hold her.

Raising hands is also a way to hold up our "standard" in battle. The standard is an army's banner, identifying just whom the army belongs to. When Joshua fought the Amalekites, Moses held his hands up to God (sometimes with the help of two other men) for an entire day. As long as Moses' hands were raised, Joshua was winning (see Exodus 17:8-16). We raise our hands to indicate the battle is God's and he is victorious.

Worship is really one way to say thank you to a God who created and loves you. Be involved in worship this week. Do not merely observe. Sing, dance, praise, raise holy hands. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wuv, Twue Wuv

I am my lover's, he claims me as his own. Come, my love, let us go out to the fields and spend the night among the wildflowers. Let us get up early and go to the vineyards to see if the grapevines have budded, if the blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates have opened, and if the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love. (Song Of Songs 7:10-12)

Those are some steamy love words from Solomon. They may be easy to swallow if you are one who has been steeped in romance novels or movies, eager to find your own "Farm Boy" (remember The Princess Bride) who can be revived from "mostly dead" by the mere thought of a lifetime spent with you. Or maybe you are among  the more jaded, wondering if true love even exist. (You may be considering settling as Buttercup almost did for "wuv, twue wuv" with a guy she didn't even like.)

As great as romantic movies are, the picture they paint of "falling" in love is both dangerous and unrealistic. Here, then, is a list of realistic rules from a couple of happily married girls:
  1. Do not make warm fuzzies the number one indicator light on your dashboard of love. when we are crushing on a guy, our brains literally work overtime to convince us the emotions we are experiencing are the real final deal. it's not all pussycats and rainbows  this love thing. The rain is going to fall, and the wind is going to howl...even in the midst of true love.
  2. Avoid the term "falling in love." If you really fall in, you can really fall back out. When we fall, it's not planned. That's why falls are typically called accidents. Love is a decision we make, and the wedding vows paint a decent picture of the requirements of love: in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, till death parts us.
  3. No thrill rides. Done correctly, feelings richer and deeper than can ever be imagined emerge from the ashes of a slow-cooked love. It is not a zero-to-sixty-in-three-seconds thrill ride.

Action Step

Don't even think about loving a guy until you and Jesus are seriously in love! if you're already in a relationship, would you be willing to take a step back, slow down, and work on the Jesus part first?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Let's Do This Thing!

How would ya'll like to write a post and have it featured on my blog? I thought I would change it up and have some fun! I would love to see your guys encouraging word.


  • Think and pray about what you want to write.
  • Start writing!
  • When your writing up your encouraging word make sure to have picture with it. And have your encouraging word ready to be copy and pasted to my blog.
  • Please keep it clean (I don't think I need to give an example)
  • I will put your name on the bottom of the post with a copyright sign so no one can steal it. Make sure your name is in the email. 
  • BIG thing here...have it already proof read! 

When you are done with your encouraging word please go to my blog post and on the right hand side you will see a Contact Form (you may have to scroll down a little bit) and copy and past it into that form and hit send! This starts Tuesday the 8th of April to the 17th. If you have any questions please comment or go to the contact form and send me an email with your question. :) 

*Disclaimer: I can't promise to post everyone's encouraging word*  

Friday, April 4, 2014


Many people use the fact that God already knows the desires of our hearts as an excuse not to pray. Although, he does know them, he still commands us to, “in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6. In the book of Mark, a blind man had his friends take him to Jesus to be healed for his eyesight. Yet when he got in front of Jesus, even though it was obvious what the blind man wanted, Jesus still asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Therefore, even if you have a vision or idea of what your future husband will be like, it is important that you define the specific traits in your life partner. I was in a bible study where we were required to make a “husband list” for homework. It couldn’t just be a short list of the basics. We had to be specific. An example would be, “A man who has a calm temperament and handles stress well.” This may sound silly, but the reason it is important to put the important qualities you desire into writing is to hold you accountable. It also gives you heightened discernment in dating situations.
Let’s be honest ladies, it can be easy to let something slide or dismiss a red flag when a cute guy tells us yummy, fluttery words we want to hear. But is it an ugly situation when we let our hearts get too wrapped up into someone who ultimately doesn’t take care of it. The list keeps your standards in check and can help you quickly discern whether or not that guy gets a second date. It protects your heart against unnecessary wear and tear. In fact, your heart is so important to God that He says, “Above all else, guard your heart for from it flows the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23
I encourage each of you to make a husband list too. “God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20.
Now, each one of your lists is going to have unique things according to who you are, your quirks, likes and dislikes. But there are some fundamental traits that God wants to be non-negotiables. Choosing who you will partner the rest of your life with is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Too many young women are settling for less than God’s best because they don’t know exactly how He expects His daughters to be treated. Based on scripture, here is a list of non-negotiables for you so you don’t have to second guess anymore.
1. He is a practicing believer. 
“Do not be yoked together with an unbeliever…For what agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16. Issues and conflict are bound to rise in marriage, so it is crucial that there is a common foundation on which to hold the marriage accountable. The last thing you want to be fighting about is your faith, whether or not to pray and your viewpoints on religion. Believe me, I’ve been there before. It is exhausting.
2. God is the center of his life. 
He seeks God’s wisdom in all the decisions he makes.
“With wisdom are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.” Proverbs 8:18-19
3. He has integrity and does not put himself in tempting situations.
He guards you against harm and protects the relationship. “Keep to a path far from evil, do not go near the door of that house, lest you give your best strength to others.” Proverbs 5:8-9
4. Seeks mentorship and counsel.
It is important that your man is wise in realizing he can’t carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. When he is surrounded by men who are older than him who can offer advice, prayer and mentorship, he can be a better husband to you. “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.” Proverbs 12:15
5. He is slow to anger. 
There is peace in knowing your man holds an even temperament even when he is provoked. A man who allows his feelings, emotions and anger to determine his actions typically has tarnished relationships and is not a healthy place for you or a family. “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18
6. He holds strong conviction on the sacredness of fidelity.
A man is wise when he understand that infidelity and looking for pleasure outside of the marriage only brings strife. God actually calls him to rejoice over you all of his days. “May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth…May you be ever captivated by her love. Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress?” Proverbs 5:18-20.
7. He is honorable of your heart and emotional well-being. 
I hated when a guy I was dating exposed my embarrassing moments or the private matters of our relationship with his friends. Picking on you may seem cute and funny at first, but it will get old after a while. You should feel honored and safe knowing you can always trust your husband to cover and speak well of you. “Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers,” Proverbs 5:17.
“Love each other deeply because love covers all wrongs.” 1 Peter 4:8.
8. He is disciplined in living a life of integrity.
Watch how he handles temptation or sticky situations that test his character. Does he choose to do what’s right even when no one is watching? It is imperative to observe these things because it will indicate if you can trust his decision making. When you’re married, almost all of his decisions impact you. “He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.” Proverbs 5:23
9. Has solid work ethic. 
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest- and poverty will come upon you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11.
10. He pursues and loves you passionately.
The man you marry should make you feel loved like you’ve never felt before. Safe, accepted, desired, nurtured, protected and comforted. Jesus loves us deeply, he loves us so fiercely, that he willingly gave up his life to save us.
Pursues: “So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days.” Genesis 29:20.
Loves: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25.
11. Romances you. 
I know women who feel guilty or wrong for desiring romance in their relationship, as if they don’t deserve it. But God desires for your heart to be romanced, just as He longs to romance us. “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.” Song of Solomon 8:6.
12. He is humble and can admit when he is wrong.
There is nothing worse than a petty conflict blowing out of porportion because your partner refuses to admit they were wrong. Taking responsibility for his actions and apologizing for his mistakes is the sign of a real man. “Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
No person will be perfect and grace is a beautiful thing that makes relationships flourish. That being said, this list for single ladies is to give a basic framework of character traits to look for or recognize whether or not there is desire for growth. Of course, use common sense when someone amazing walks in to your life but wasn’t exactly what you dreamed up. God surprises us, but always gives us what we need.
“For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband…” 2 Corinthians 11:2.
Ultimately, your divine Father wants you to be treated in a way that it is compared with how Christ cares for us. It is up to us though to believe we are worthy, set the standard, and have the faith that God works in perfect timing to introduce you to your husband.