Whenever we use the word “deserving” in the Christian life we usually aren’t far away from a contradiction. Maybe you notice some married women who are less godly than you. When we promise spouses to Christians if they follow Jesus or if they do certain things, we’re implementing a form of prosperity gospel teaching without even knowing it. In other words, you believe God is withholding something good from you.
When we enjoy God, not just his gifts, but God himself, then the desires of our heart are shaped, are defined and created, in accord with our delight in him.”“The reason those who delight themselves in the Lord receive the desires of their heart is not just because of one causes the other, but because one shapes the other.
Delighting in God supremely determines, shapes the kinds of desires that we have in our heart.” That doesn’t mean that your desire for marriage will go away if you rejoice in the Lord, or that your previous desire (or current one) is evil.
But even if it doesn’t, there’s something better: Christ crucified.
And through the strength and joy that Jesus provides, you, single Christian, can live a joyful, meaningful, and satisfied life for the One who bled on your behalf.
Whatever your situation, remember: Your aim for obedience should be to please and glorify God, not to get his stuff. God will bring me a spouse when I’m least expecting it. But just because you aren’t looking doesn’t will happen.” That’s sometimes true; but other times . If you’re honest, you sometimes flat out believe that God is evil.
Many married Christian folk in the church tell this to singles all the time. I was content in Christ and wasn’t expecting a spouse for many years . Psalm says, “No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Paul reminds us, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? When God makes you wait for things, it’s not his way of depriving you; it’s his way of changing you. Lewis once said, “God would not have anyone waiting unless he saw it was good for them to wait.” I don’t know why God does some of the things that he does. I’m not sure what’s next for you in this season of life. Worse of all, you think that God has forgotten about you.God is sovereign over everything, and you must trust that as you rejoice in him, his plan will be fulfilled for your life, whether you marry or not. I knew a lot of guys who God granted wives and yet they were addicted to pornography.Part of living in this fallen world is that reality of knowing that some desires and dreams and ambitions don’t come true. Because I didn’t sin in the same way exposed the ugliness in my heart. I surprised Denise on vacation in Florida with a ring and the question and she said “yes.” We’re months away from our wedding day, and we’re both overflowing with joy. But what this verse “I think delighting yourself in the Lord is what shapes the desires of your heart so that it will be good for you for God to grant them.The Proverb is true: “A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul” (Proverbs ). In other words, there are a lot of desires in our hearts that are impure and unwise, and this is not a promise that, if you delight in God, then you get all those evil desires in your heart. White gold and diamond earrings, necklace, as well as bracelet, from Poh Heng Jewellery. I can’t pinpoint exactly where we met, when or even how. Robert is the creative director and co-founder of Mangham Gaxiola and I’m in entertainment.