God Knows Who Is Right for You

“Wow…just wow…” that has been the only thing on my mind since I came to understand something that I should have figured out a LONG time ago. I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people who over thinks just about anything and everything.

At night when I get in bed to go to sleep, my mind suddenly begins to race thinking about numerous things; conversations I had during the day, past experiences and whatever else decides to pop into my head while I’m trying to sleep.

I don’t know why but suddenly the thought of relationships came to mind. It had to do with the whole “Why am I still single, while just about everyone I know is in a relationship?!?”

It came to me out of nowhere that the right one will come when God tells me. For some reason the story in Genesis 24-26 just jumped to the front of my thoughts. Abraham was getting old and he knew he didn’t have much longer before he would pass on. He wanted his son to marry so that God’s promise would be fulfilled to continue his bloodline to become the father of many nations.

He sent his eldest servant back to his home country to find a wife among his kin since the women in Canaan did not seem right for Isaac.

While waiting at the fountain the servant had no idea of how to pick out a woman since there were so many coming to fetch water. He prayed and God showed him which one. That woman was Rebekah. She gave water to him and offered to water his camels.

Then after I remembered the story, it just hit me that in my lifetime I’ve encountered many women. Most have either become good friends and others were just people that crossed my path but we kept going our own separate directions.

As I got older, I began to ponder whether or not I have already encountered the woman that I was meant to marry.

People have been telling me to be patient and wait on God because He will let me know when the time is right and who the woman He made just for me is. Never have I realized how true that statement was until tonight.

I’m not saying that I’ll be at a fountain waiting for her, it could be at a bus stop, in a grocery store or wherever but one thing is for sure it will be when God sees fit for me to know.

With that little nugget of wisdom God placed on my heart tonight, I feel like I have a weight lifted off my shoulders from occasionally worrying and complaining about being single. Patience and faith are key factors. I mean that servant had no idea who the right woman was or how long he would be waiting at the fountain.

He could have been sitting for awhile before one woman came along, gotten frustrated and just picked the first woman that came. However, he had PATIENCE and FAITH that God would show him the right woman at the right time.

The same holds true for women waiting on the right man to come along. So, to all of the single people reading this message just know that the right person will be coming your way sooner or later. While you are waiting remain patience and keep faith in God because He knows what He is doing! 

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Jesus Cleansing the Temple

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I remember sitting in Sunday school as a child learning about the many great adventures and events that took place in the biblical days. Sometimes I imagine myself watching Abraham rejoice after God told him that he would be the father of many nations, crossing the Red Sea with the people of Israel or sitting on the Ark with Noah, his family and the animals. Although these are some of the most memorable events in the Bible there is one thing I want to see more than anything else; Jesus cleansing the temple.

You might be wondering, “Why the temple? Why not the resurrection, the crucifixion or his birth?” True those are all great events that took place but to me when Jesus was flipping tables over in the temple and driving the money changers from the holy place. It is one of the few times that we really see any emotion expressed by Christ. To me it stands out because we see the more “human” characteristics of Jesus.

Usually, when someone tries to offend him or outsmart him Jesus simply remains calm and replies with respect and kindness. Whether it be in the form of a parable or scripture, Jesus just said something leaving his opponents baffled as he left the scene with his disciples. This was not the case in the temple. Jesus literally made a whip from some cords and drove the livestock from the temple, dumped the money changers coins and flipped tables in a rage.

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all of them who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

—Matthew 21:12-13

It was something that I never expected reading the Bible as a child. Though it was for good reason as it was his Father’s house that was being degraded not Jesus as had been by religious leaders trying to challenge him. Many people say that biblical figures such as Jesus never existed since they are not shown to display human characteristics.

Think about it; Abraham was a loving father, Daniel and Joseph were slaves in foreign lands but due to their trustworthiness and responsible natures they were put in high positions, Jonah was a man on the run, Moses was also on the run but not from God but because he had committed murder, Thomas was a doubter, Peter a liar and Jesus showed fear in the face of death in the garden before being crucified while here he showed rage.