LADIES, A CHRISTIAN BOY VS. A GODLY MAN
Yes, yes, I get it.
“He says He’s a Christian.”
“He has a favorite Bible verse.”
“He goes to church.”
I’ve heard it all.
It’s a hard realization to come to. I know.
But is he a Christian boy or a Godly man?
After some extensive Pinterest-quote scanning, I have distinguished some differences between the two.
Does he say that God is his number one? Or does he actually love God more than you?
Can he recite Bible verses? Or does he live them out?
Is he going to church? Or is he being the church?
Is he merely respecting your purity? Or is he protecting your purity?
Is he leading you closer to only himself? Or is he leading you closer to God?
Does he say, “I’m praying for you.”? Or does he pray with you?
Do you see Jesus in him?
Now, before we get too far, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your man doing the “first question things.” Nothing. In fact, I really, really hope you can answer yes to all of the first questions. But here’s my point:
If we view the first questions as the “Christian boy” and “religion” questions, then that means that answering “yes” to those is good.
Because Jesus came and fulfilled the law.
My sweet Jesus said yes, it’s totally wrong for someone to commit murder, for they will be subject to judgement. AND THEN He said that if we are even mad at a fellow brother or sister, that it’s essentially the same as murder: we are subject to judgement, too.Jesus raised it to the next level. (Matthew 5:21-22)
See, when that personal, intimate relationship with God comes into play, law and religion are not only fulfilled, but raised to the next level.
So you may have a Christian boy who fulfills the religion question, and that’s good. But a Godly man will raise it to the next level.
He will love God more than you.
He will live God’s word out.
He will be the church.
He will protect your purity.
He will lead you closer to God.
He will pray with you.
You will see Jesus in him.
Let’s really get down into the nitty-gritty, though.
Why are we endlessly and relentlessly seeking and praying for a spouse?
What’s marriage for, in the first place?
A marriage between a man and woman represents Christ and His church.
The unconditional love. The devotion. The adoration.
The sacrifice. The joining together.
It represents how much Jesus Christ loves us: His body, His church, His bride.
Our neighbors should be able to look at our marriages and see Jesus’ love in them.
It literally all points straight back to Jesus.
Because, friends, Jesus is our ultimate love. And our ultimate lover.
Your hubby will be there to lead you closer to Jesus. To point you back to Jesus. To love and adore you like Jesus does. To show you.. Jesus.
So ladies, remember that we need to love our sweet Jesus above all else, too. And we need to seek Him above all else, too.
So ladies, yes, wait on a godly man.
SO FRIENDS, yes, keep your hearts set on our sweet, sweet Jesus. And He will let His will be done.
“And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5
With much, much love –Melissa