“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water…” – Psalm 1:1-3a
Earlier this year I asked someone for prayer in regard to finding my future spouse. The person praying for me asked the following question after his prayer. “Are you the one that the one you’re waiting for, is waiting for?” That question almost sounds like a riddle, but put more simply, am I the man whom the woman I seek is longing to meet? As men, we are all works in progress but have we labored enough in developing ourselves that we are like that tree above, a place that offers shade and provision? Do we have too many areas of our life that rest on the edge of a cliff?
The key to victory in dating is to be well-married to the Lord beforehand. If we can learn to hear His voice, if we can delight ourselves in Him alone, and walk beside Him in righteousness, we will then become what every woman is searching for: a man of rest. That phrase, man of rest, is first seen when God tells David that Solomon, whose name means peace, is His choice to build His house.
“Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side, for his name will be Solomon…He shall build a house for My name…” – 1 Chronicles 22:9-10
Daily Battle Order:
Take 15 minutes and survey the grounds of your life. What areas are barren desert right now that could be turned into vineyards? Has every acre been entrusted to the Lord or are you trying to manage the back forty on your own? If so, repent and ask the Lord for strategies to conquer anxiety or anything else that keeps you from being a man of rest, ready to build.
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