Although we are in our present state of singleness, most of us look forward to being blessed with the perfect mate that God has chosen for us. Johnny Cochran’s tag line was - - preparation, preparation, preparation. Keeping that in mind, rest assured that while you wait, God is preparing you for your perfect mate - - just as He is preparing your mate for you.
The Word of God speaks of Adam and the "birth" of his mate in Genesis 2:18 - "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him a help meet for him."
So God caused Adam to go into a deep sleep and removed a rib, fashioning Eve - - Adam’s perfect mate. I imagine that Adam looked upon her with adoration in his eyes, in awe at the beautiful woman that God had given unto him.
But what is more astonishing is that in that very instant, Adam and Eve were married. No wedding gown, no tux. At that very moment they were mated to one another by God. At that very moment, Adam and Eve were married to one another in their hearts and in their minds - - just as God wants us to be. Genesis 2:23-25.
So what has happened in many of the marriages today? It’s simple – there is no commitment to one another. They may marry in their minds, thinking of mere conveniences - - finances, physical attributes, or even a casual or business partnership. But all too often they leave out the heart - -the commitment.
You see, long before an engagement ring is presented, long before a wedding dress is bought or you're fitted for your tuxedo, and certainly long before you walk down the aisle, there must be a marriage in your hearts and in your minds.
But taking this understanding of marriage a step further, the Word also says that we must obey the laws of the land. So please don’t let this information lead you to believe that there is no cause to legalize your marriage. Wherever you reside, the law is clear as it pertains to marriages - - and we must obey the laws of the land.
Understanding God’s intentions for us, makes it easier to obey His will and be stronger in the faith. Be patient, your day is coming.