This embarrassing situation could have been avoided if, instead of trying the "dating game," the young people had gotten down on their knees and prayed for guidance and direction from the Lord.
The Bible says that "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John ).
The "dating game" leads to disappointment, confusion, hurt, and embarrassment.
Some people marry and have hurts from past relationships that interfere with their service to God.
If they sow into the Spirit, one day they will be able to give their spouses a godly mate to share their lives with.
A mate who will know how to get a hold of God in time of need, one who has the Word hid in his / her heart, and one who will not be tossed to and fro like the waves of the sea.
He kept pouring more and more of His presence in my life, teaching me out of the Scriptures, and visiting me in my devotions. Words cannot describe the way I felt as God fulfilled all my longings to be married, "For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name." (Isa 54:5).
At one point, I was so satisfied that I even thought that maybe God wanted me to remain single.
Finally, after much prayer, I made a covenant with the Lord, wrote it on paper, signed it, and prayed over it with my pastors wife.
In this covenant I told the Lord that I would trust Him with my future mate, and that whatever time I would be spending with a boyfriend, Id spend with God in prayer and in the Word instead.
We gazed at each other as we said, "I do." I smile as I think of one of the most wonderful blessings that God has given me: the blessing of marriage.
Just recently, as I thought of the blessing my husband, Bro.
Nevertheless, I had never heard of anyone doing such and did not know exactly how to go about doing it. However, I knew that God wanted to take me to a deeper walk with Him.