Since it was Lydia I had been praying for, they must refer to her. Not only does human history open with a marriage. Passion without romance is little more than lust, thinly veiled. But God has the better way! Precisely at nine o'clock she walked through the revolving door. So I made a prayer list of what I wanted in a husband, asked God to fine-tune the list and prayed for His perfect timing.
In April 1978 Ruth and I announced our engagement, and in October we were married. That is when their adventures are just beginning. My progress could be measured by the hours I spent in prayer. And because God has accepted us, we can accept ourselves. Genesis 2:22 God first appeared on the scene of human history in the role of a matchmaker. Among all these millions, God is preparing one specific person to be your mate.
All through my period of ministry in South Africa, I wondered what to do next about Ruth. I can wish for my fellow believers no greater happiness than they have brought to me. Later, in Kenya, they adopted an African baby girl. Divorce and Remarriage -- 11. The leader of the fellowship in Kansas City was David, the young man who had driven me around Jerusalem. Derek Prince, along with his wife, Ruth, tell the story of how they met and married.
Only one of these couples went on to marry. In this revised and expanded edition of his bestselling book, well-known Bible teacher Derek Prince and his wife, Ruth, reveal God's true plan for you and your future spouse. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Prince decides he is going to marry Ruth, but his accountability group is against it! Countless unhappy marriages have resulted from people entering into them without giving serious consideration to all that would be required of them. The Call to Accountability This brings us to the third perspective that is vital in seeking marriage. . I had speculated that our destination might prove to be Palestine.
For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Serving in one of them is a young person you have never met, but whom God is preparing to be your mate. With my consent, she seated herself on the floor, with her back propped against the wall and her knees turned to one side. Humbly, therefore, I put my hand in Yours and ask You to teach me and to guide me. The family was increasing steadily in numbers, meanwhile, and had spread abroad to various parts of the earth, with members settled in Britain, Canada, the United States, and Australia. I burned down the town of Trebon.
So they are no longer two, but one. Another influence to guard against is that of fantasy. If we look only for the dramatic and the supernatural, on the other hand, we may miss the gentle nudge or the whisper. He calls it premarital education and says one key component for counseling should be conflict resolution. The first hurdle that needs to be jumped—and cleared big-time—is the myth that singles are less valuable to God than married people. Also, I was weary of deserts and yearned for a change of scenery.
God did not take you as you were and then simply make a few adjustments and improvements. Back in Britain, God had spoken about my future and given me the picture of a little stream continually being enlarged. Then reach out to each of the succeeding guidelines in turn. This principle applies to almost all forms of human activity. In the path she wanted the plant to follow—first up the wall and then across the ceiling—she had driven in small nails with their heads protruding a fraction of an inch.
Jesus upheld God's original plan of marriage as binding on all who would become His disciples. But the author of those letters is dead. In His Presence takes you to a deeper understanding of who God is and how he communicates with us. What I found helpful in the book is that it focuses so much on seeking God's will in the matter, and that the pers This is a book mainly for people who have a marriage partner in mind, I'd say. In all human conduct, attitudes precede and determine actions. Moses is generally accepted as the author of the creation record. They think that we have no responsibility for the outcome.