Love and Prayer

Love and Prayer

“What are the ideal qualities you want for a future mate?”

You probably want your future mate to be beautiful, handsome, tall, petite, intelligent, responsible, kind, honest, understanding, loving, and a whole lot of other ‘good’ qualities you have probably listed down already.

Most of us, if not all, want to be married someday to someone that we’ll really like. Someone who will fall into the list of qualities we want. It excites us to think of that person who will have those qualities—to the point that we are not going to entertain anyone who does not live up to the list.

But are those qualities really important for your future mate? Or there’s something more important, far essential that your future mate must have, that you’re probably not even considering?

We often get caught in the excitement of our “ideals” and we forget that Love is selfless. That it’s about thinking highly of others and less of yourself. Maybe it’s solely thinking about what’s best for that person, rather than thinking of what you want.

Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City, wrote in one of his blogs, about his future mate.

“… For this I truly know:

 She is out there. My Cinderella. She is real. She exists. I pray for her constantly. May God satisfy the desires of her heart, draw her close, consume her. May He claim her passions, her identity, her refuge, her hopes, her strengths and weaknesses, every fiber of her being. May she treasure and cherish her Savior more than anything of this world and cling to His will with every ounce of her stamina. By all that she is, does, and strives to be, may He draw near to her and she to Him.”

When we pray to God about our future mate, may we have this kind of prayer too—that loving someone is about the other person and less of ourselves.

  • Many singles pray for "God's Best" and there's nothing wrong with that. Yet I also have proven that God, in His faithfulness, will help us become His "Best" for the one who's best for us when we let Him help us 'live out' our roles as He has written them. God doesn't need our "help" in writing our happily-ever-afters. He has already secured eternity for us through the Best Lover there is: JESUS! May we all learn to live through each page, each chapter of our lives, hand-in-hand with Him, fully trusting that He knows what's Best for us -- whether it is marriage or single-blessedness. 🙂

  • Jude

    "Falling in love with Jesus is the greatest romance a person could ever have. He is the prince who will give you all the BEST. He is not just a Savior but also our greatest lover!

    ...by relying solely on Him, I will be secured… I will be protected… and I will be taken care of... I will be loved… and I will be treated as the BEST."

  • True Love Waits is committed to impacting youth by teaching them to be
    pure in heart which will lead them to make the right choices—especially in the issue of sexual abstinence until marriage.

    True Love Waits speaks in large groups and following it, they train core
    leaders with TLW workshop lessons.

    Get full details on how you can invite us to your church, school or barangay > CLICK HERE

CONTACT US
Thanks for coming here. The staff at True Love Waits realize the courage it took for you to get this far. Is the sin in your life a burden for you? Actually, that's good news. If the mistakes that you are making cause you a heaviness, then be glad because Jesus says to you "Rest in me". We've placed this tab here because year after year, people have emailed us with the subject line "I NEED HELP". You are not alone. Our staff are dedicated to pray for you and listen to the things in your life that have burdened you. We provide for those who find themselves struggling with the effects of sin a safe place to walk honestly in loving community and receive God's truth in addressing life's difficulties.

Let us know how we can help you by filling out the information below:
* we hate spam and never share your details.
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Relationships
INVITE US
True Love Waits is committed to impacting youth by teaching them to be
pure in heart which will lead them to make the right choices—especially in the issue of sexual abstinence until marriage.
True Love Waits speaks in large groups and following it, they train core leaders with TLW workshop lessons. Get full details on how you can invite us to your church, school or barangay,