Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #246. Today we are reading chapter 16 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. – Habakkuk 2:1
Quite a number of single ladies had started attending the Restoration Reset meetings. Aubrey decided to minister to them specifically this week.
“I am going to share with you some pointers on how, as a single lady, you can be involved in a relationship and be on the winning side, and also the kind of man you should not marry.”
The ladies nudged each other as they turned their attention to Aubrey.
“One, if you are a Christian, do not marry a man who is not a Christian because the Bible says, ‘Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?’ In other words, the God in you is not going to work with the devil in him.
“Two, do not marry a man who does not have a job because if you do, you will end up taking care of him instead of him taking care of you. He is going to be on the couch like a little boy flipping channels while you are going to be out flipping deals. He ought to have a job by which he can take care of his family and responsibilities. In other words, his money alone should take care of you, the children, and all household bills, debts, and obligations. He should not have to depend on your money to pay household obligations. You keep your money to take care of personal needs and to help take care of fun stuff for the children, and to have something in case the family lands on hard times financially.
“Three, do not marry a lazy man or else the saying ‘a woman’s work is never done’ will definitely ring true for you because you will be doing your work and his work too.
“Four, do not marry a man who does not have a goal, who does not have a purpose, and who does not have drive in life. Such a man will lead you to a dead-end street every time, all the time.
“And, fifth, do not marry a dawg. Notice I did not say d-o-g; I said d-a-w-g. What is a dawg?”
“A cheater,” one of the ladies shouted.
“A player,” another shouted.
“My husband,” another said. This sent ripples of laughter among the ladies.
“You might be thinking, well then, I can’t marry anybody. My response to that is: so what?” Aubrey said. “Some of us get so wrapped up in a man we lose all sense of reality; we begin to act irrationally. Notice I said, ‘we.’ I was so wrapped up in JamaaI, I would not even listen to my own mother when she tried to warn me against marrying him.”
Aubrey let that sink in before continuing. “That is all I am going to say today. I’ll let Jennifer share with you how to win in a relationship. I can truthfully say that Jennifer has lived a scandal-free, pure life and she is truly happy. Take it away, Jennifer.”
Jennifer smiled confidently as she came to the front. “First, ladies, never give a man you are not married to your heart and never give a man your body until you are married. You will get disappointed and hurt if you don’t follow this rule.”
“Tell me about it,” Kiera said.
“I had some friends in high school who kept telling me they were trying out the boys they were talking to. No, you do not need to try out men, and neither should you let them try you out. For what? So you can be the center of their talk in the locker room? Some men see you as a thing to be conquered. The word ‘no’ is a small word, but it is a very powerful word. Use it often when dealing with men.”
Samantha, the youngest in the group raised her hand and asked, “Jennifer, how do you know these things if you have never been involved with a man yourself?”
“My parents told me to keep myself pure until marriage. The reasons I just shared with you are the same reasons they shared it with me.”
“Do you still follow their advice?”
“Yes, except the one about not giving my phone number out,” Jennifer smiled. “I would like to get married one day and raise a family, and although I am praying for a good man I know I have to make myself available. Ladies, you pray in a good man; God is interested in that area of your life also.”
Mother Jamison, Aubrey, and Simone stopped by the store on their way home. As they headed into aisle seven, Simone stopped suddenly. About a third of the way down the aisle, they saw Kelvin and Keron. Kelvin had his arm around her waist. Aubrey started to guide Simone in the opposite direction, but Simone said, “No. I can handle it.”
“Hello, Kelvin, and hello, Keron,” Simone said to them. “It’s good to see you both.”
Kelvin was surprised but returned the greeting as he did Mother Jamison’s and Aubrey’s. As his eyes met Simone’s again, he could see the hurt and disappointment.
“Come on, Kelvin,” Keron said in a huff. “Let’s go.”
Aubrey slipped her arm around Simone’s shoulders as she whispered, “Don’t worry. We’ll keep praying regarding that matter. I’m sure God has something better in store for you.”
Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.
Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
- Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
- Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
- Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
- Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
- Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.