Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all of your heart.
Jeremiah 29: 12, 13
When we are single, we can sometimes become preoccupied, with finding a partner.
One of my favourite TV programmes that explores how people find a husband or wife is millionaire matchmaker. It’s fascinating to see that even millionaire’s have problems in finding the right person to marry, and use the services of a matchmaker to help them!
I am struck by the amount of detail that the matchmaker digs out of the person who is seeking a mate, even sometimes asking close friends and family members about the person’s life and what may be stopping them from having the relationship they seek.
The matchmaker often has to draw the person’s attention to their areas of weakness and relationship patterns that may be preventing them from finding love. At times the individual has needed counselling or guidance from a professional in order to help them address issues and move on.
I believe that our Father God should be our first love, and I also believe that he is our ideal matchmaker. When we spend time with God our Father he teaches us about love. If we seek him with all of our heart, he is able to open our eyes to areas in our life that need to change, and help us to make the changes necessary.
If we are willing to do the work daily and to build a relationship with Him, we are actually building a foundation for the future relationship and connection we want to have with a husband or wife.
If we are able to build a strong relationship with God, and maintain it through the many challenges we face in life, then we are in a better position to do the same within a marriage relationship. I believe when we pray and ask our Father God, He is able to find us a mate when he decides the time is right, because he is the ideal matchmaker who knows who is best for us. In finding God we are finding love.