499: When the Person God Has for Us Isn’t Who We Want (Part 4)

 

What You MUST Know Before Saying In this episode, Jay concludes his discussion with Gia Almon to address the question: What are the benefits of choosing the right spouse?

 

 

 

 

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Episode Title: When the Person God Has for Us Isn’t Who We Want (Part 4)

 

Guest: Gia Almon

 

Question We Address and Answer:

  • What are the benefits of choosing the right spouse?

 

Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Benefits of choosing the right spouse.
  • The importance of preparing ourselves for marriage.

 

Experience:

  • Jay shares what he is looking for in a wife.

 

Scriptures:

  • For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

 

  • But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)

 

  • The man said,

    “This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
    she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”Genesis 2:23 (NIV)

  • For we live by faith, not by sight.2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

 

  • For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
    no good thing does he withhold
    from those whose walk is blameless.Psalm 84:11 (NIV)

 

  • But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

 

  • Do two walk together
    unless they have agreed to do so?Amos 3:3 (NIV)

 

  • Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?2 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV)

 

  • Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.1 Peter 3:7 (NIV)

 

  • Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

 

  • He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.Proverbs 18:22 (NIV)

 

  • Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

 

 

Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Decide whether you will prioritize God’s will over your own will.

 

Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.Proverbs 28:9 (NIV)

 

Take Action Now:

  • Seek God for guidance as to whether He has presented a potential spouse to you or not.
  • Read the Bible to better understand the benefits of choosing God’s will and the cost of not choosing God’s will.
  • Read a book that will help you properly prepare for when the right person is presented to you.

 

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