Daily Delight

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 
-2 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV)  

A month after I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I began dating the man who is now my fiancé. When Chris shared his spiritual upbringing, I recognized that the Lord wasn’t the center of his life. 

Knowing that the Lord commands us to be equally yoked with our partners, I wrestled with whether to stay with Chris. He knew I wouldn’t marry him until he was saved, but I didn’t see him working toward a personal relationship with Jesus. Conflicted, I lifted up my concern to Jesus. 

I prayed. I didn’t only pray for his salvation, I prayed for the Lord to confirm if I should remain in a relationship with Chris. And I asked for the Lord to bring a man of faith into his life who could mentor him. 

I listened. The Lord blessed me with a group of women who prayed for and mentored me, and I soaked up every word of wisdom. One shared how her husband wasn’t saved when they met but how he later was after regularly attending church with her. Another friend had ended a relationship with a nonbeliever, and she challenged me to ask the Lord to remove this man from my life if he wasn’t my husband. 

I acted. While I was waiting on the Lord to change Chris’ heart, I knew He wanted me to act. I looked up a couples’ book study. I directed him to a Bible study at our church. I mentioned a friend of my dad’s, who was happy to mentor him. I brought all three to Chris and told him my desire was for him to seek them for himself—not me. And he did. Then I let go and let God. 

On September 11, 2015—almost three years after we began dating—Chris said a prayer to accept Jesus as the Lord of his life. This journey was long and challenging, one that put my complete dependence on Him. If you are dating a nonbeliever, I encourage you to seek if God desires him to be your husband, listen and act on how God desires you to respond.

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About the Author

Lindsay Weiskittel≫ ≫ Raised in the Mitten state, Lindsay’s love for the written word began at a very young age—in fact, you could often find her with a pad of paper, penning what she dreamed would someday become the next great American novel. After graduating college, a new adventure awaited in NYC, where she pursued a career in book publishing. Almost four years later, God called her back home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she currently resides and works as a writer and editor. Many things bring Lindsay joy these days, including fellowship with her friends, cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, the perfect cup of Earl Grey tea and planning a wedding with the amazing man God designed for her.


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