Covering…

What qualities did you look for when choosing your spouse? Did she have to have that hourglass figure? Did he have to be tall, dark, and handsome? Was domestication important to you? i.e. cooking, cleaning, home management,etc. Did they have to earn a certain amount of income? Did they have to be from a certain ethnic group? Did they have to meet a certain criteria for the bedroom? What about children? These things and many more were on our “Candidate Checklist” for our girl-/boy-friend, or potential spouse. But, what about spiritual things?

Sometimes, people get so caught up in the natural that the spiritual is left waning. But, I must submit to you that the spiritual outweighs the natural 100 fold to 1. Why? Because, most of those things on the above list can, and will, change. But, those things which are based in, around, and on God will last. Having a prayer life isn’t something that just happen… One has to be intentional about that. Having faith doesn’t just happen… It’s built. Seeking God for direction doesn’t just happen… That comes with faith.

So, when people are looking for that special someone don’t ignore spiritual just because “she’s fine”. Do they have a relationship with the Father? Do they pray over their food? Wait…

That question just got ME!!! Do they pray over their food? Such a simple thing yet, so powerful. Did you know that people who DON’T pray over their food generally don’t pray at all? If that’s the case, then how can I expect you to pray for ME when I’m battling in ministry? Why should I expect you to seek God for US when you don’t even seek protection for what you put into YOU? People who truly pray are generally praying ALL of the time. It’s a part of that relationship with God. They are constantly reaching out to Him and a simple test is to have lunch…

Now, many of us have been taught about spiritual covering. Unfortunately, most people only focus on the covering from God to the Shepherd (Pastor) to the Flock (Congregation/Us). But, the most powerful picture of covering is that of relationship/covenant…

God covers all.. Man/husband covers the wife… Woman/wife covers the children…

The interesting part is that the wife’s role has duality. Not only does she cover the children but, she also provides a covering for her husband. He may provide the home for the family but, inside of that home, she provides a place of safety, security, and shelter for him. A place where he can just be…

Men tend to see things a certain way and sometimes, it takes a their woman (not just any woman but, their woman) to point out or bring light to circumstances and situations. It’s not that she’s being deep, jealous, or “hating” but, she’s covering you. She has a unique understanding of women because she IS one. She’s a part of God’s hedge of protection around you. She’s covering your hind parts…

You see, there’s NOTHING worse than being UNCOVERED. When a person is uncovered, they are truly exposed to the elements, and the environment, around them. I can say that many to most relationship issues have a root in insufficient covering. They didn’t pray together or for each other. They didn’t wash each other in the Word. They didn’t fast together. They didn’t go to church, or do ministry, together. This is ALL extremely important because where there’s unity there is strength.

So, while you’re seeking God for you helpmeet, don’t forget to about your covering…

I love you ALL!!! There’s a Nu Sound in the air…

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