May 22, 2011

Proverbs 18:22

by Marcus Austin


[Colored photo of a woman and a man standing shoulder to shoulder and looking at the camera with a smile.]
"He who finds a wife, finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD."
Proverbs 18:22

I'd very much like to introduce to the world the very woman JESUS created for me to marry, respect, honor, cherish, and lead.

Interestingly enough, I'd like to respond to the brother who inquired about my "knowing if my wife was really created just for me". Honestly speaking, bro, I can sincerely tell you that she and I, from our very first meeting with one another, we talked about our getting married! I can also say that I truly love this woman this everything that I'm made of, and I am determined to grow in the love I got for her every day. As a matter of fact, I was just telling someone else what it was that I cherish about my woman, and one of the things that comes to my mind right now is how she always encourages me to be a better man.

And that's something I can't take away from her because I know that she's confident in what exactly she wants, and demands outta me being her man. But just keepin' it all the real with you, brother, how can you argue with a woman about what it is she wants? All extraordinary women know exactly what characteristics they're lookin' for. And my advice to you, bro? If your girl is everything you say she is, then why not treat her accordingly? You said it yourself that she makes you a better man and that you know that she's the one for you!

Listen, I ain't one to give advice on relationships, but my woman makes me a better man on a daily basis. So if my emotions are what I claim them to be, then I'm the problem... Right?

You are your own problem because you're listening to too much other stuff that appears to be outside of you and your girl's understanding. Remember this: a circle can only be broken from the inside out not the outside in.

I have to say that Tikiya got me closer to JESUS CHRIST because she wanted HIM to be the head of her life, mines, and our kids. And I thank the LORD for instilling HIS SPIRIT in her to be strong enough to plant the seeds of faith in me. She's fulfilling her wifely duties, I'm her responsibility as well as she is mine! I don't know about you, but I don't wanna be alone. I need my woman!

Listen, lil' homey, a good woman who's GOD fearing helps a man in his everyday life because she gets so deep into his body, soul, and spirit that she motivates him in his words, actions, and thoughts (and vice versa).

So, yeah, brother, me finding my wife was a beautiful thing, and I've gained GOD's favor. 1 Peter 3:9 says dear Heavenly Father GOD may I speak blessings, that I may inherit a blessing, and that's a key to being blessed. So instead of calling the woman everything but her government name, check yourself and the attitude you brought in with you, and speak blessings in her life.

Thank her for being a Proverbs 31:10-31 woman. Because as a man, I'mma become "one" with mine. So get your head together and become with what's yours. I confess Psalms 128 over the household of me and my wife, and I suggest you do the same. Man up or step down because you may be holding back somebody else's blessing. UNDERSTAND?

I pray that JESUS continues to bless all women and take them from strength to strength, from faith to faith, and glory to glory. Amen.

So I'll end this by admitting that I trust the woman who has come into my life to assist me with myself. She's not only my true love, she's my answer, the softer side of my war. Thank you, JESUS, for my sugarbaby Tikiya Austin.

I love you always,

[Colored photo of a woman standing with her hand on her hip (Tikiya?). She is in a home and smiling at the camera. Dated 10/30/2006]


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