I have read and heard many people who advice that one thing that makes marriage work is to marry your friend. But this theory has failed many. They marry this so-called friend and he begins to act like a stranger. They begin to wonder where the person they thought they knew and got married to walked off to. I agree that it’s good to marry your friend, but the most important formula is to marry A Friend of God.
If that person is a friend of God, it simply means that he fears God. God is the centre of his life. His thoughts, actions and speech are controlled by God. A friend of God knows the laws of God. He honours God’s Words. A friend of God wants to do everything just to please God.
Only a friend of God will live with you peacefully. The Prince of peace is his Lord. It is a friend of God that will make sure you align with God’s purpose for your life. He understands that you are one and the same before God. It is a friend of God that will love you like Christ loves His church. He carries God on the inside of him. He is accustomed to the ways of God; the ways of God have become his ways. Man is fallible. Being your friend can change at any time. Being God’s friend is signing up for stability.
You have to be God’s friend too. Only then can the equation be balanced. Are you a friend of God?
God knows those who are His. Let him give you one of His friends to marry.
I pray God’s best for you in Jesus’ name!
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD