I'm talking about the Prospective Husband List. The one we all keep tucked away in the back of our minds and whip out to compare our potential Prince Charming against our scribbled notes over the years.
Peak at my list? Why not...
- Quick to laugh
- Taller than me (won't be hard)
- Hard worker
- Handsome (well, that's a given)
- Coffee disliker
- Book lover
- Loves to smile
- And then of course, should look good in a cowboy hat ;-)
Okay...so maybe that list isn't a serious list. ;-) Of course several of those things on the list are important to me. (I'll let you decide which ones, LOL!)
But if you were to ask me for my serious list? Well, it would probably look more like this...
- Lover of life
- Cherisher of dreams
- Family man
- Respecter of people
- Warrior for Christ
As young women when we are making our "lists", we should not be swayed by world's or people's impressions of what we "need" or want. Our man should be held up to the Bible's mirror of what a godly man should be. And what does the Bible say...?
Husbands , love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself...For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh...However, each of you almost must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5: 25-29, 31, 33
When you read the section of Ephesians, you realize the great weight upon a husband's shoulders and our responsibility to honor him as the head of our households. So while we might have a "checklist" for our potential husbands, we as young women need to realize that more importantly, we should be realizing our husband's have a check list for us.
Join me in praying we can worthy of their love just as much as we pray he will be worthy of our love.
Curious minds are wondering...what's three things on your check list?