Wanting A Woman
Bible verses to keep in mind:
“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house… thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord” (Psalm 128:3-4)
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband.” (Proverbs 12:4)
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord” (Proverbs 18:22)
“Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?” (1 Corinthians 9:5)
I pray that whoever You give me Lord would be like the following women in the Old Testament:
Eve – “Her desire is for me and I rule over her” (Genesis 3:16)
Sarah – “A woman of beautiful countenance” (Genesis 12:11) and full of wit and laughter (Genesis 21:6)
Rebekah – “Divinely appointed” (Genesis 24:15) and “very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her” (Genesis 24:16) and not afraid to get her hands dirty (Genesis 24:19)
Rachel – “Kisses powerfully enough to make you cry” (Genesis 29:11) and “beautiful of form and appearance” (Genesis 29:17) and worth “7-14 years of work” (Genesis 29:18)
Deborah + Jael – knows how to hold her own and is feisty (Judges 4-5)
Hannah – A woman who pours out her soul to the Lord, and believes He will look upon her (1 Samuel 1:15). A woman who praises and rejoices in her God with such passion and joy (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
Ruth – loyal and faithful to me and family (Ruth 1:16-17)
Bathsheba – desirable, knows how to take care of herself, and is very beautiful to behold (2 Samuel 11:2); comes from a good family (grand-daughter of Ahitophel and daughter of Eliam who was a member of The Thirty)
Abigail – “a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance” (1 Samuel 25:3), patient (was married to Nabal), keeps me in check and knows how to talk me out of something I’ll regret (1 Samuel 25:33)
Esther – “young, lovely, and beautiful” (Esther 2:7,9), someone who pleases me so that I want to go above and beyond for her (Esther 2:9), a woman with Godly determination and faith in the face of horror (Esther 4:16)
Judith – “beautiful in stature (for me)” and “lovely to look upon” (Judith 8:7) –“no one spoke ill of her, for she feared God and was devoted to Him” (Judith 8:8) and a woman who really knows how to pray [on the level of King David] (Judith 9)
Suzanna – “a very beautiful woman and one who feared the Lord… her parents were righteous and taught their daughter according to the Law of Moses” (Daniel 1:3)
Which my soul still seeks but I cannot find:
One man among a thousand I have found,
But a woman among all these I have not found.
Lord, I want someone both incredibly beautiful and amazingly spiritual. I know many girls who are spiritual, but not physically appealing and others who are gorgeous on the outside but who don’t really motivate me to know You more. I want both, and I know You’re my Father and You want good things for me too. I don’t want to be drawn away by beauty, but You Yourself put that desire in my heart Lord. Lead me Lord. Lead us to each other and help me then lead our family to You.
It’s in Your hands Lord. I trust You.