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So You Want to Get Married Part 1

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November 18, 2020 7:00 am

So You Want to Get Married Part 1

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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November 18, 2020 7:00 am

Practical lessons single women can learn from Ruth; practical lessons single men can learn from Boaz.

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But I don't have a bellyache about what I have long, it is time for me to get on with the business of living hello and welcome to this Wednesday.

Addition of Destin for victory wherever you are and how they may be listening with your online on radio or on your mobile device were always glad to have you with us. Just a few minutes. Pastor Paul Shepherd offers a message to single women. If you're a man or a married woman.

I encourage you to stay tuned because you have single women your sphere of influence, daughter, coworkers, sister, you can use today's message to strengthen and encourage the single women in your life to cling to God's perfect will and to his perfect timing. Stay with us here or visit Pastor any time to listen to Destin for victory on demand. You can also download the podcast at Google podcast or wherever you get yours now.

Let's join Pastor Paul for today's Destin for victory message so you want to get married when Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits.

He went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly uncovered his feet and lay down in the middle of the night something startled the man and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet, who are you, he asked I am your servant Ruth. She said spread the corner of your garment over me. Since you are a kinsman redeemer the Lord bless you my daughter. He replied this kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier, you have not run after the younger man, whether rich or poor, and now my daughter. Don't be afraid I will do for you. All you ask all my fellow townsmen no that you are a woman of noble character. I am entitling this section of our series so you want to get married in our last messages in the series.

We discussed the fact that diligence and destiny are not competing concepts as some believe. Some people in the body of Christ. Some theologians believe that you kind of have to choose whether you believe in destiny, the sovereignty of God, controlling, somberly controlling all the affairs of men or whether you believe in diligence, the responsibility of man to cause things to happen as they should. The reality of the Bible doesn't teach diligence in destiny is competing concepts. The Bible teaches them as complementary concepts. That is to say the Bible simultaneously teaches that God is sovereign and that man is responsible and so we talked about diligence and destiny in the past couple of messages now. I want us to look at this theme as it relates to Ruth's efforts now began to follow Naomi's instruction and to get married so I want to talk in this part of our series, especially for single people.

I don't want to marry Cope to tune out because I need you to realize that there are singles in your life in your fear of influence that you need to help guide and encourage through singleness and so you need to really be familiar with the things I'll be showing as well so that you can aid in the encouragement and instruction to singles, but I need to dedicate these remarks to single persons in the body of Christ, especially those who want to get married. By the way, if you don't want to get married. No problem. God is not going to force you to get married against your will. He has not said you got a get married because that's the way it ought to be. And unfortunately, some even in the church kinda presented that way. And you know will cite things like it's not good for man to be alone but the reality is, God has created a number of mechanisms by which we can have meaningful fellowship marriage is the foremost of them in terms of God's plan for procreation.

But marriage is not the only means by which someone can have significant relationship out first and foremost when you are saved or baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ and the body of Christ is meant to be that family that you can count on until you get to heaven, so I'm assuming that you've got to be married in order to be a whole person. Sometimes were guilty in the church of sort of painting that picture. The reality is you want to be a hole before and you want to be hole whether or not you get married. All of us are called to be hole in Christ, and it shouldn't have anything to do in your marital status.

In fact, no married folks who still need to be hole because the Bible says they two shall become one, that's God's plan for marriage to hold people know they are in Christ. They had their sense of identity from the word of God, they know what God is doing to them and doing through them and they have that sense of personhood and identity in Christ. Those two people can come together.

The Bible doesn't say to become one that's not what marriage is meant to be.

I'm Jack W jacked up jacked up this together does not God's plan. God's plan is for people who are whole to showing themselves together and create one unit in the plan of God to be home regardless of whether you are married, but if you want to be married. I want to especially talk to you about some things you need to know is a young woman who, as we have seen is a Moabitess, but she has a sense of divine destiny God has uniquely called her to be part his plan in actually bringing Jesus Christ into the world she is going to play a key role and God has a plan for everyone of our lives.

She comes back to Bethlehem. We've seen when Naomi is already defeated Naomi feeling like there's no hope for me. There is no future for me, but is showing her the importance of just following where God is taking you because you haven't seen anything yet. When you deal with God and so we see that Ruth has positioned herself by being proactive.

We talked in the last message about the fact that she was active.

She was polite and she was persistent and so much so that as a result pull activity her politeness, her persistence, she caught the attention of Boaz who God is ordained to be the man she will marry.

And so, if you will just stay focused on God's plan become who he has made you to be in destined you to be. I'm telling you God have some surprising things in store for our lives and women were just concerned if you are to be married. If you want to be married. There's a word I have to share with you in this message and the next message I want to show you specifically how this diligence in destiny concept has to do, how it is related to this business of marriage. Now there are two basic theories as to how God brings people together in in the body of Christ, and I want to save you. It doesn't matter which theory you subscribe to. If you'll just follow God in diligence and obedience, God will not allow you to miss anything that he is ordained for your life so doesn't matter I'm not pushing one over the other. You can believe.

Whichever of the two theories is in your heart to believe your best understanding of God's will, as it is revealed in his work. The two theories I called them first. The first one is the Cinderella theory. There are many people in the body of Christ, to believe that the way you find your spouse is God has preordained one plans for every send a Rela on the planet.

And you know the story of Cinderella you know that she was, you know, they are just plain ordinary hard-working young woman and her evil stepsisters work had gotten invited to the ball. The princes ball and they were going let her go and she got to stay home and do the chores and she then tattered clothes just working and doing the chores and and wishing that she had a life along comes a fairy godmother fairy godmother gives a better future. She says you two can be somebody. And I will bless you to be somebody, and so she talks to her what have you and see a blessing in the form of this magic that results in her being turned into a beautiful young woman with this gorgeous down takes a pumpkin and turns it into a carriage and she says you can go to the ball. The only catch is to be out of there by midnight because all of this is going away at midnight, and so on. Cinderella is to the ball and when she walks in the princes been there, searching for his or his special woman in these bands. Whatever body and not on the ring in his belt, but all Cinderella and he looks so don't remember that moment himself and he is just and for all by what he sees and so you settle coming up next. The rest of today's message so you want to get married with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor at destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. If you've never stopped by your website pastor

I invite you to do it when you have some time to find all of Pastor Paul's recent messages on demand plus a host of great resources in our online store, including books and DVD messages from Pastor Paul Pastor is a great place to learn more about the ministry and all the great things friends like you are doing through your prayers and financial support. And now you can watch selected video clips by subscribing to pastor Paul on YouTube for more details and links to all of the social media be sure to visit pastor ladies if you worried about finding Mr. right, you don't need to be to find out why next to the rest of today's destined for victory message so you want to get married. Once again, here's pastor Paul wonderful night and beautiful Roger Hammerstein songs you remember all that just sold almost anointed as he has a good time for not keeping track of time and saw only the clock begins to chime toward midnight and see you have to run out and get out of there before the magic goes away and sees. She runs out of one of her slippers and make her escape but he picks up the slip or anything boldness of the woman of my dreams. I gotta find her to go throughout the kingdom.

Quickly this and he tries on a whole lot of feet in and and they just don't fit but just to the right place and try to keep from even seeing the prince what all God would have it she comes out anyhow and he finds her and he puts her foot in the slipper and it fits perfectly and she turns back into the beautiful princess and they all the way some believers believe God has ordained it for simple thing that's God's plan that there was one principal every Cinderella. God has preordained it and all you got to do is find your hook up like eHarmony on high kind of thing God 51 so that's something believe that's what you believe the Bible says in Romans 14 when it comes because the matter be fully convinced in your own mind, believers who don't subscribe to the Cinderella theory.

They graduate. I call it a good size 8 will do, and that belief system is that God is not preordained angle individual.

You could Marion be in his will, but rather God has given us precepts and principles in the word and tells us the kind of person to look for and it says things like, he finds a wife finds a good thing and people and that there was safety and then say he finds his one and only white but he finds a suitable partner finds a good thing sold that camp believes that there are any number of people you could potentially Marion be in the will of God. They cite things like the fact that there are many folks who married in their sins, but now there in the kingdom and walking by the word marriage is a strong and wonderful and so it's not this noble people have to be saved in and prayerful and fasting and all that in order to find the right person and so I simple debate that I think it's an unfortunate debate because my belief is, according to your faith be it unto you when it comes to these debatable matters fully persuaded in your own mind and heart. Here's my point. No matter which theory you believe Cinderella or any good size 8 will do if you will walk in obedience and diligence. God will not let you miss anything he has ordained your life you will not miss his plan. His purpose not go around paranoid when you walk with God I miss it within all you just walk with him in faithfulness and obedience in diligence, and God will bless your life so word for singles. I want to speak to you out of my heart. In fact, I've got so much I want to say to you that I gotta spread it out over the next couple of messages I want to say something specifically to single women based on what we can glean from roofs life and that I want to speak to single men based on what we can glean from Boaz is life so I want to begin with the women I want to begin with you rules out there.

I want you to hear my heart as I try to help you as it relates to this business of marriage. If you want to be married.

Let me give you some of what I pray will be helpful. Encouragement and exultation number one you want to be married. Maximize your life as a single woman maximize your life as a single woman I want you to know that by Ruth example.

She was enjoying her life, maximizing her life as a single woman. She met or even knew that was such a thing as a way when you see her in chapter 2 verse three she is out there working in the field.

She went to a field because she is providing for herself and her mother-in-law. She is, she is responsible, as I said she has proactivity going for her. She decided to sit around and bellyache because my husband is you know from earlier in our study that she lost her husband as mother-in-law, Naomi, and so these two windows 101 younger but decided I'm not going to bellyache about what I don't have bellyache about what I have lost it is time for me to get on with the business of living herein shall in single women.

This is not the time in your life for you to spend your time being focused on what you don't have the man who almost got away the one that you almost got some other woman grounded and stolen or given away bellyache about statistic how many men are in jail. How many men are gay many men listen only for watching movies when they bellyache about the pandemic of the shortage of men in America all mine you are called according to God's best. God has a plan and a purpose for your life is not for you to sit around and complaining only handmade you can have that song song is wonderful. Just like it is in the wizard only had a brain. If only only some current all man not only just like it is and what you need is a lie and you can have that life as a single visual leave someone you ring on your finger leave somebody else's last name in order to have a life or I guess on the say if you listen to me. I will encourage you to maximize your life as a single woman really is productive. You see her out there working and making it happen in her life. She is polite she is persistent, she is going about the business living. She is taking what life has given and maximizing it away from her countrymen. She'll see as our country. She's in a Foreign Pl. in Bethlehem.

Among these people she doesn't know what she decided. My destiny is somehow tied to my mother-in-law and I am going to live my life here. I'm not holding pattern waiting for somebody before I land and get started with the business of living my life. I am not going to be a person who is preoccupied with my biological clock. We got too much clock watching in the kingdom of God. We have too many people focused on their clock. Listen, you start your o'clock. God is the one confirming your life your life. The Bible says as your base restraint going to be with you want to say God I want to maximize what you are doing you into the plentiful purpose and I cannot make the mistake of saying I agree preoccupied with my biological clock to call you on the will of God and maximizing what God has put in front of this is important advice for single women because you are expecting the link up with looking for a woman with no life. You have a specific idea. You will look up with some of you can just about picture him you got it all the detail oriented. Anyway, so we all have very pictures of what you're looking for in them you something when you get through picturing him and imagining him and articulating everything that he will be about looking for woman who is on hold waiting to meet him so that she can start living a man who has a life looking for woman who has none.

Looking for a companion looking for a helper suitable for him.

That's the biblical definition of a life for him. The reason why men need to be married in many cases not also amend and singleness God enables them to do it as long as they have other meaningful relationships. They can they can get the will of God done so brother you don't have to get married Misunderstand the point I'm making the general only is he who finds a wife finds a good thing. The reason he finds a good thing is because men need a helper suitable for him. That's what Adam needed. That's what many men need a helper suitable we say helpmate, but the Bible says to James that helpmate means help. Suitable for him. In other words someone can complement who can take what he has and help them maximize it. I helper suitable man-made lives because men need. Thanks so much for joining us for today's destined for victory message so you want to get married will pick it up Ray here tomorrow when Pastor Paul takes us to the story of Ruth as he offers more insights on the marriage relationship look for any of Pastor Paul's recent messages on once again that's Pastor well for months now we been living in a period of uncertainty.

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Pastor thanks in advance for helping keep destined for victory on the air solution oriented some of you have the wrong gift you have the gift of being able to find a haystack of solution and you need to ask God to bless you so that you can learn to find a solution in a haystack. That's next time in Pastor Paul Shepard's message so you want to get married until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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