Man was first created as a spirit being before he was given a soul and a body to interact with the earth realm. When he was created, the first person he interacted with was God, but when he was deceived to disobey God, he pledged his alliance with the devil.
From that standpoint, everyone that is born of a woman has made a pact with the devil. But thank God Jesus Christ came to restore man’s fellowship with God.
If you are not saved and genuinely born again, you have no part in His kingdom.
Besides, you need to cultivate your spiritual life and grow thereby. If you do not grow up spiritually, it would be difficult for you to recognize how He speaks. How then can you be led to know the right person if you don’t know how He speaks personally to you?
You need functional spiritual ears to hear when He speaks to you. Hearing God’s voice isn’t rocket science, many do not have ears to hear Him speak because they have not trained their spiritual senses.
Why should you depend solely on prophets, seers, or men and women of God to hear God concerning your life when you can hear Him personally?
Training your spiritual senses to be effective lies in the strength of your prayer life. If your prayer life isn’t in order, you will fall victim to manipulation, deception, and confusion. It is confusing to be in love with two persons at the same time, or fall in love with a person you haven’t heard from God concerning such a person.
More so, you’re likely to be deceived by those who claim to love you when they only lust after something in your life. Your only escape route from human and satanic deception is to be spiritually sound, possess divine wisdom and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Now that you’re busy looking for who to marry, how effective is your prayer altar now that you are single? Do not decide on who to marry in the prayerless season of your life. It is consequential to do so.
It is not enough to attend prayer meetings, you need to develop your personal prayer life. Marriage comes with its responsibilities and if you don’t get your spiritual life in order, your life would be affected.
Knowing the right person to marry is more than, “I love you,” “I think I like her,” you have to know beyond the realm of flesh and blood that you are making the right decision. Adam knew that Eve was his bone of bones and flesh of flesh because he was spiritually inclined.
Do you remember that the first attack on mankind was done in marriage? Dear sister, can you wage spiritual warfare when you’re alone without your husband? How well can you resist the devil without the help of your wife, dear brother?
Added to your prayer life is to be spiritually intelligent. There are many smart people in businesses, industries, and in the academic world, but spiritually, they’re simply an ignoramus.
Jesus Christ was able to resist the devil on several occasions, not because He was just a man of prayer, He had a spiritual understanding. It is spiritual understanding that makes you intelligent spiritually.
With spiritual understanding, He knew what to do when there was a need to feed the multitude while the disciples did not know what to do. He was able to rebuke the spirit behind Peter’s action, instead of scolding him.
You need spiritual intelligence to have a successful marriage. There are issues in marriage that are not physical, financial, emotional, or sexual related which only answers to spiritual warfare. Meanwhile, you will do yourself a disservice when you go into marriage without a sound spiritual life. It takes years to mature spiritually, don’t wait till you are ready for marriage.
Start cultivating your spiritual life now.
The prayer you must pray.
The fast you must observe.
The Bible you must study, memorize, and meditate on.
The retreat you must go for.
All done personally and consistently without being coerced to do so.
The last thing that’s worthy of note that would aid your spiritual life is to know God.
The devil is not thrilled by how many degrees or certificates you have added to your credentials in life when he knows that you do not know God.
Those who know God are threats to the devil because he knows that they are at an advantage over him. Because he dislikes it when man fellowshipped with God, the devil will do everything in his capacity to draw you farther from God.
In case you don’t know, he will use the pleasure of illicit sex, boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, the quest for riches, and the lust in the world to distract you from knowing God so you can be doomed forever in eternity like him.
To know God is to know Jesus Christ and it is to have eternal life. Knowing God doesn’t make you an ordained minister of the Gospel, it only makes you strong and does exploit in life. While others faint in the days of adversity, those who know God shall be bold and flourish in and out of season.
Knowing God is a personal adventure, but the outcome of it is the public manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. Meanwhile, without a genuine hunger and thirst for Him, you can’t know Him.
Is your life in order now that you are still single? Do you minor in the major when you ought to put the first thing first? One of the things you should accomplish before you think of any relationship leading to marriage is to set your life in order spiritually.
How can you cope with the pressure of getting married now that you’re single which people mount on you when you don’t know God personally? Will you be able to discern false or fake prophets that package false prophecies for you concerning who to marry? Are your spiritual senses effective to recognize His voice or that of the enemy?
Remember, the health of your spiritual life plays a pivotal role in your life, marriage, and your relationship success.