Month: January 2012

God Is My Matchmaker – The Preparation (Part 2)

Be the Right Woman Many single women claim that all the good men are taken or they are all married. At the same time, married women complain about how lousy they feel their husbands are. This confirms that there is no such thing as a perfect man. Or maybe there was one… There was a perfect man who met a perfect woman. After a perfect courtship they had a perfect wedding. Their life together was, of course, PERFECT! One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve, this perfect couple was driving along a winding road when they noticed someone at the roadside in distress. Being the perfect couple, they stopped to help. There stood Santa Claus with a huge bundle of toys. Not wanting to disappoint any children on the eve of Christmas, the perfect couple loaded Santa and his toys into their vehicle. Soon they were driving along, delivering the toys. Unfortunately, the driving conditions deteriorated and the perfect couple and Santa Claus had an accident. Only ONE of them survived the accident. Who was the survivor? THE …

God Is My Matchmaker – The Preparation (Part 1)

In my last posting, I wrote about how I engaged God as my matchmaker through a prayer. I knew that it would take time but like most women, I secretly wished that the doorbell would ring the next day and a tall, dark, handsome, rich and spiritual man would stand by the doorway with a T-shirt that says, “From God”. However, the Bible says in Isaiah 55:8, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways”. God knows that unless He changes my character and renew my value system, I will not be able to see as He sees and choose as He chooses. Alexander Graham Bell has a quote that says, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” We all want to be successful in our relationships. We want to be happy. We want to walk down the aisle and say,“I do”. We want to live happily ever after. But guess what? God wants to be successful too in bringing people together. He wants to be successful as …

God Is My Matchmaker – The Prayer

As women, there is an inherent desire in us to have companionship and to find that special someone; our life partner. During childhood, many of us would read fairy tales or watch cartoons and movies of how a princess is rescued, falls in love and is swept off her feet by her Prince Charming and they both lived happily ever after. And we often imagined ourselves as a princess who would one day fall in love and get married in the same way. Unfortunately, I am sure many of us have realized that reality could not be further away from the stories we have read or the movies we have watched. The challenge of finding a life partner, falling in love and eventually getting married can be daunting and often leaves many broken hearted and discouraged along the way. I too went through the process of spending my time and energy investing in several relationships, only to find them ending in failure. I remember one painful breakup from a relationship that lasted for more than …