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A Christ-Centered New Beginning: Intentional Preparation for Marriage in the New Year

Updated: Feb 6

Author: Dr. Audrey

As the calendar turns and we stand at the threshold of a new year, it is a divine opportunity for Christian women intentionally preparing for marriage to embark on a journey of profound significance. In Matthew 6:33 (KJV), the scripture instructs us with timeless wisdom: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." As we step into the new year, let our hearts be postured towards God, seeking His kingdom and righteousness above all else.

A Heart Postured Towards God: The Foundation for Intentional Preparation

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of societal expectations, and personal aspirations. However, a heart postured towards God serves as the anchor, reminding us that the foundation of a Christ-centered marriage begins with seeking Him first. This intentional act of prioritizing God lays the groundwork for God to prepare you to receive a union blessed by His guidance, wisdom, and divine purpose.

The Importance of Seeking His Kingdom:

  1. God's Timing is Perfect: As we intentionally prepare for marriage, seeking God's kingdom means surrendering our timelines and desires to His perfect will. Trusting in His timing ensures that every step of our journey is orchestrated by the Master Planner.

  2. Wisdom for the Journey: Seeking God's kingdom is an invitation to draw closer to Him in prayer, seeking His wisdom and discernment. Whether it's making decisions about relationships, communication, or personal growth, a heart postured towards God allows His wisdom to guide our steps.

  3. Cultivating Righteousness: The journey towards marriage involves personal growth and character development. Seeking God's righteousness means aligning our lives with His principles, allowing His transformative power to shape us into individuals prepared for the covenant of marriage.

Stepping into the New Year with Purpose:

As we embrace the new year, let our intentional preparation for marriage be infused with purpose. This purpose is not merely about choosing the right spouse; it's about laying the groundwork for a marriage that reflects the love and grace of our Heavenly Father. Set goals for spiritual growth, communication skills, and mutual understanding. Make prayer a cornerstone of your journey, seeking God's guidance in every decision.


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