Monday, August 20, 2007

A Good Man

What to look for in a husband? The options can seem endless, the list long. But what is truly important?

The Scriptures are the first place to look. They provide a guide and a judge of the stuff that matters. Does he really have to have blue eyes, or is it more important that those eyes--whatever colour--fix on things that are pure and right?

God delights in giving us the desires of our heart and may just be waiting to surprise us by granting even our teeniest dreams (as He did so awesomely in Jennie Chancey's courtship story). God may well have picked out a man whose eyes sparkle like the sky on a summer day. But let's not pin our hopes and wishes on these outward things. Let's pray for men who:

-seek to worship God in life, not just in song or on Sunday
-stand up for the outcasts and the forlorn
-defend innocence
-love to offer hospitality
-believe that God is still as powerful as He always has been
-are keen to spread the good news
-are hard workers
-are firm in the convictions of their hearts yet...
-possess a humble, teachable spirit and seek direction from godly men
-don't ever want to stop learning
-will seek to love all and not simply impress the girls they like

These men won't be perfect, just as we won't. But their hearts will be fixed on God. And that's what really matters.


Laura H said...

Amen! Wonderful post! I am glad you wrote that. It helps me to see what I need to do! God bless!

Laura H

Anna S said...

Excellent points, Danielle! And thanks for posting the link to Jennie Chancey's courtship story. I haven't read it before; so lovely and moving!!

DelightinginHim said...

Those are some great thoughts! I actually have a list of sorts given to me by a friend that I may post..