After 20 years of marriage, my husband, Jerome Haywood, is still pliable under the hand of God. I don’t know if women realize the value of a man whose heart is soft toward God. I think most women value other qualities that are useless in 20 years.
We got married on the first day of spring in 1993.
Just last weekend, we both received prayer several times at our church after the service. The glory of God swept over us. In one moment of God counseling us at the altar, my focus for the purpose of our marriage was restored. God brought us into each other’s lives for His glory.
Since that one moment, we’ve prayed together and went on a date. We have a zest about being with each other. This would not have been possible if my husband didn’t have a soft heart toward God.
My advice to young women who want to marry a godly man is to become a godly woman. Marry a man who has a soft heart toward God. A man who hears and responds to God is a treasure to his friends and his family.
And choose a guy based on his potential in 20 years. I see too many woman that want the hunk or the guy flowing in cash. How about the quiet guy at church who serves faithfully and works hard? No, you want the bad boy who just walked into church, or maybe you met him at work and hope he comes to church with you.
When Sarah married Abraham, he wasn’t a father of nations.
When Bathsheba married King David, it was after he sent someone to kill her husband.
When Ruth married Boaz, she was a widow in a foreign land.
God called Abraham to be a father of nations and to a land he had never visited. How would you like your husband to come in and say, “Honey, pack your bags! God spoke to me and told me that we were to go, but I don’t know where.”
Or how about when Bathsheba’s first son dies because David killed her husband. How do you handle that tragedy because of your marriage to the king?
Or Ruth, who has to follow her mother-in-law’s instructions to the letter to catch Boaz’s attention?
These remarkable women married remarkable men. Do you really want a godly husband? Then plan to have no control. Plan to let him lead you to God only knows where because he is trying to figure it out himself. Be resilient, flexible, trusting God.
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SOURCE: Charisma News