Tuesday, 17 May 2016

I Need A 'Bae' Syndrome (Part Two)


I Need A 'Bae' Syndrome (Part Two)

“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”. Colossians 4:6 Never undermine the power of a conversation! An individual’s response and outlook on different ideas reveals their character. If we were to be introduced to someone (for the first time), we don’t have much of an idea about the person until they open their mouth. Unless I wear a name badge or walk around with a CV/personal profile attached to my head, many will not fully grasp my character.  
The tongue is a powerful tool and the speech of your potential spouse should be monitored, as well as your own. What is it that you like to speak about? Do angels wince at your conversations? Or do they smile at that which you utter?
Could the veil which separates the visible from the invisible world be swept back, and the children of men behold an angel recording every word and deed, which they must meet again in the judgment, how many words that are daily uttered would remain unspoken, how many deeds would remain undone. GC 487.1
We must remember we are to give an account of every idle word spoken of. “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”. (Matthew 12: 36-37 KJV). Ponder on this “..That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account…”. Those who are entering into a courtship or may already be in one, do you need to revise your conversations? Is your banter barbaric? Is your speech full of slander? Let’s not deceive ourselves that we will brush up on our speech when we enter into the marital home.  The uncouth words spoken are more than likely to be transferred into the new home.
Indulge in no foolish talking in your house. Even very young children will be benefited by “the form of sound words.” But idle and foolish words exchanged between father and mother will lead to the same kind of words among the children; while right, candid, truthful, and serious words will lead to the same in all the household and will lead to right actions also”. AH 438.2
Let us pray that the Lord teaches us to have speech, which is sacred.
Another aspect that should be considered when thinking of marriage is economics.  “Here are things which should be considered: Will the one you marry bring happiness to your home? Is [she] an economist, or will she, if married, not only use all her own earnings, but all of yours to gratify a vanity, a love of appearance? Are her principles correct in this direction? Has she anything now to depend upon? If you are to study Proverbs 31:10-31, it can be noted the woman spoken of is not a frivolous spender. But not only works diligently but also very economical (Proverbs 31:13, 15-16 &27 KJV).
Proverbs 31:10-31 is not a text that is exclusive to women. There’re many aspects of the text, which can be followed by men, example of this are the part, which pertains to having a skill.  What skills does this potential spouse have to offer? University degrees and other wordily accolades are not the only skills one should aspire to. What good is it if one has a tremendous knowledge in wordily books but uses the bible as merely a tea coaster? The skills those who profess to be the children of God need to aspire to are those that promote godliness.  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV).
Many ladies, accounted well-educated, having graduated with honors at some institution of learning, are shamefully ignorant of the practical duties of life. They are destitute of the qualifications necessary for the proper regulation of family, and hence essential to its happiness. They may talk of woman's elevated sphere and of her rights, yet they themselves fall far below the true sphere of woman. AH 87.2
In conclusion, those who are aspiring to find a spouse and have clarity that it is God’s plan for them need to ensure they have characteristics of a godly husband or wife. The heart must be searched thoroughly and the Word of God studied so you’re to be the best spouse possible. Focus on developing a godly character before considering finding ‘bae’.
Why I became a Vegetarian (update I am a Vegan I like the term health reformer better maybe I will expand on what the difference is)
References
White. EG.1905 ‘ The Ministry of Healing’(MH). Stanborough Press United  Kingdom

White. E.G  1930 ‘Messages to Young People’(MYP).  Stanborough Press United Kingdom
White E.G  1858 ‘ The Great Controversy’(GC) Pp 487.4  Stanborough Press United Kingdom

White E.G 1952 ' Adventist Home' (AH)  Stanborough Press United Kingdom
(Please note that the book pages may vary based on the publisher)



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