“Embrace relational uncertainty. It’s called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It’s called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It’s called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It’s called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It’s called revelation.”
― Mark Batterson
Prayed and Prepared for my Rib!
The Prayed and Prepared for My Rib Program has revealed God’s take on this whole life and relationship matter. His revelation is calling your response in alignment to the Truth of God’s Word written in Genesis 2:21-24, Ephesians 5:25-33, 1 Peter 3:7, Proverbs 18:22, and Proverbs 31 (to name a few).
Prayed means you have addressed a solemn request or expression of thanks to God Almighty.
Prepared means you are made ready for use or consideration for your God-ordain purpose.
My Rib is meant that an opposite-sex, the one, who is your everything and your life partner chosen by God, your Adam.
Today, we are placing our lives in God’s hand and watching God’s transformation (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially). By His grace, we shall experience the manifested Glory of God in alignment with His Word, His Will, His Works, His Ways, and in His timing.
God’s Word provides the blueprint for God, the Architect and Creator, to lay the foundation and establishment on which the Christ-like character, conduct, attributes, actions, and relationship (the marriage) between a man (husband) and woman (wife) will be created, developed and restored.
In the Presence of God.
The man was found in the presence of God, prayed and prepared for his help-mate, his RIB, to fulfil his Purpose. God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and he slept! The man was found in the total dependence and trust in God. Therefore, the choice of the woman (his wife) presented to this godly man was not ultimately based on the physical (hips, lips, tits, butts…) but rather the spiritual, the God connection of their souls to perform, align, and compliment the very purpose and God-given destiny for which God created them.
The Present (gift).
The woman was created to complete God’s divine plan, contribute to her man’s Purpose as a help-mate, as well as to achieve and realise her Purpose. God took one of the man’s ribs and closed up his flesh. He took one Rib to make one woman (his wife) and closed the godly man’s physical desire to cling to another woman, as a wife. A holy man must be faithful, exclusive and committed unto one woman, his God-given, predestined and ordained wife, his only right rib to fulfil their destiny.
The godly woman was created, prepared and positioned to be located by the man. God brought the woman, He made, unto her man. It is God who leads, guides, and directs the righteous man to achieve every goodness in life. God presents unto man, the woman (his wife) whom He created and prepared for that man. The man who finds a true and faithful wife finds a good thing and obtains favour and approval from the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22)
The Private Anointing and the Public Announcement.
The prepared man proudly accepted the willing woman (his wife) as a beautiful gift from God. He announced his wife publicly as what God created, prepared and anointed privately… “She shall be called Woman, my Wife! I am your husband, I live with you, as my wife, in an understanding way with great gentleness and tact, and with intelligent regard for the marriage relationship, as with someone physically weaker, since you are Woman. She may be weaker than I am, but she is my equal partner in God’s gift of new life. I will treasure her, show her honour and respect as a fellow heir of the grace of life so that my prayers will not be hindered or ineffective.” (1 Peter 3:7)
The Power Couple.
The prayed and prepared individuals now become the “power couple” destined to deliver their Purpose. The man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh… Building a loving home, a life, a family, businesses, and ministries that are not easily broken, destroyed nor separated; undivided! Creating life as legends and leaving a legacy that outlives and outlasts them.
The Prosperous Life.
The prayed and prepared couple thrives to live a righteous and abundant life. They continuously grow, develop and transform their characters and relationship, while establishing their household and building their Purpose in alignment with Kingdom principles in Scriptures – Ephesians 5:25-33 and Proverbs 31:10- 31.
The godly husband shall love his wife and seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. He shall cleanse her by the washing of water and the Word of God, so that so that in turn, he might present her to himself in glorious splendour; a wife without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy set apart for God and blameless. The husband should and is morally obligated to love his wife as being in a sense his own body. He who loves his wife loves himself. He will choose to nourish, protect and cherish his wife, just as Christ does the church. For this reason.
As a mature married man, he has prioritised his life. He has chosen to leave his father and his mother, cling to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. He makes God his priority, then his wife and family. He is now joined and shall be faithfully devoted to God and committed to his wife,
And though one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
~ Ecclesiastes 4:12 (AMP)
The man without exception is to love his wife as his very own self with behaviour worthy of respect and esteem, always seeking the best for her with an attitude of loving kindness. The wife must see to it that she respects and delights in her husband that she notices him and prefers him and treats him with loving concern, treasuring him, honouring him, and holding him dear.
~ Ephesians 5:25-33
A good woman is hard to find and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cotton and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organising her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden. First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing and dresses in colourful linens and silks. Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks, she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” Charm can mislead, and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!
~ Proverbs 31:10- 31 (MSG)
God’s Word provides the biblical values, virtues and vision for the Kingdom-focused man (husband) and woman (wife) to live and enjoy an abundant, prosperous, victorious, and glorious life.
- The God-fearing man (husband) is expected to adore his wife, leads, provides, protects, and treats her with empathy, compassion and gentleness. He will cultivate her, counsel her, comfort her, crown her, and cover her with prayers and praises. (Ephesians 5:25-33)
- His woman, his godly wife, shall serve her husband, submit to him, support him and satisfy him sexually. She will care for the household emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Proverbs 31 provides the Description of a Worthy Woman, who makes a good wife, and explained that this type of woman, “wife material” is tough to locate.
An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her? Her value is more precious than jewels, and her worth is far above rubies or pearls. ~ Proverbs 31:10 (AMP)
- Both the husband and wife shall inspire, influence, and impact each other to raise game-changing children, achieve their vision, purpose and God-given destiny; as well as maintain a loving and caring household. So that together, the family, shall thrive and enjoy good health, wealth, peace, and well-being; prospering just as their souls prosper. (3 John 1:2)
The scriptures describing the expected characteristics, conduct, attributes and actions seem almost impossible, daunting and extremely difficult to achieve with our natural human limitations, the burdens and brokenness of past experiences, and the agony of adverse life events. But the challenging journey of life often prepares us through painful processes (with fervent prayers) for our Purposes and the promised harvest. We are therefore yielding to the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to work within and through us. As such, I encourage you to make a declaration to earnestly seek Almighty God for your personal development, character building, family restoration, spiritual empowerment and divine transformation.
“Heavenly Father, being Prayed and Prepared for My Rib is less about me focusing on finding my ‘the other half’ to complete me and more about You completely satisfy me. Continuously and consistently discovering and living my purpose-driven life and each day becoming more like Christ:
- Knowing who I am as a Child of God, the confidence of my value and worth, and sure about my identity, my inheritance and my heritage
- Developing my Christ-like Character, my Conduct, my Attributes and my Actions
- Leaving a legacy of faith, righteousness, love, and prosperity for my children and the future generation
- Building God’s kingdom, by honouring and seeking Jesus, starting in my household and extending to Him to nations.
O Lord, please help me to be Prayed and Prepared for my RIB, in Jesus name, I pray. AMEN!”