"No, in my opinion, there's nothing wrong with your praying for God's guidance and intervention in sending you a suitable Christian young woman who could potentially be your wife down the road. The choice of a spouse is certainly a major…"
It is an interesting question.
Recently a man of my church, one of the teachers of sunday school, get divorced, his ex-wife wasn't Christian. Then he was telling us not to marry a non-Christian. And then he asked us "Who are…"
"I agree that Faith without deeds is dead. God helps, but I have to work at it too. I don't think that praying out of money for your own ambitions that do not have God is good. For example I think its good to pray for success in Him through many…"
"When Adam was in the garden of Eden, before God created Eve, he (Adam) was perfect, because he didn't sin yet. And because he was perfect, he was 100% husband material, he was ready to be a husband. Maybe God wants to teach you something, or…"
""selfish" isn't the vice I'd be worried about in this context. "Presumption" is. It has been my experience, and I think this is supported by parts of Paul's epistles, that there is value in preparing…"
"I definitely agree with what these guys said.
I praye for a long time for my wife to come along, and it seemed like it wasn't going to happen. So at a certain point, I just put it in God's hands, and lived my life for Him. Not to mention,…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"I think if that is taking over the relationship you have with God i.e. Your praying more for that then praying for a relationship with God, then yes I think it can be selfish. But just by itself I don't think it is selfish we are made to do…"
"Either of the World Wars is fine by me, give or take 5 years either side. I'd love Reich artifacts but they're a bit of a touchy subject with my fiancé so at the moment I'm sticking with the Allies. There's an antique shop…"
"Hm. I don't like hearing complaining either. But surely "Blessed are they that mourn, for they will be comforted" would be more on the mark.
And "To get the best out of yourself, concentrate less on your potential and more on His…"
"I don't know where Shane's coming from. We do use scapegoating (of Jesus, the ultimate scapegoat) and blood sacrifice to find redemption. And, dealing with posts deeper in this thread, yes: without the death and resurrection of Christ, we…"