Monday, August 22, 2011

"Dating" Jesus

Does this idea seem a little far out? I read in a book a few weeks ago of a girl who her mom challenged her to back off from being boy crazy and for 6 months "Date" Jesus. A couple of times a month she would actually set aside a specific night and just be in the presence of God. Also, she would read the love letter (The Bible) from her lover consistently! She sang to Him, spent time with His friends (Church). Since I read this I've been thinking about it alot... We focus so much on guys and who is dating who, but are any of us as truly focused on God?

Here are some questions to consider and to see whether you are more focused on dating guys or dating God...

~ Do you talk more about guys or God?
~Do you talk to guys or God more?
~Do you focus on what God thinks or what your boyfriend thinks?
~When getting dressed, is your focus to attract guys or to honor God?
~On FB, are your statuses more about your BF or about God?
~ Who do you choose to spend more time with, God (church) or your boyfriend?

Girls, I'm not saying that you should never talk to or about a guy. I'm simply saying that it needs to be balanced. Think honestly.... Do you value your relationship with God as much as you do your "man"? What if the guy who is your dream man doesnt bring honor to God. Would you choose God over him? This is where the rubber meets the road. Now is the time to fall in love with God and in HIS timing He will bring the right guy! It reminds me of the quote, "If you dance with God then at the perfect time He will let the perfect guys cut in!".

I challenge you to go on a date with God...

If you have a boyfriend thats great! Take a night off and enjoy the presence of God. If you do not have a boyfriend let God be your boyfriend! It can be romantic and totally thrilling!

Now is the time to fall in love with God... not later, now! Set aside a time and go on a date with Jesus! Pick the perfect place (Quiet and peaceful), dress up (This isnt always necessary, but it is sometimes fun!), and if you enjoy dancing literally dance with God! Take your Bible... it is God's love letter to you! Nothing more romantic than a love letter written directly to you! Grab some food also. Just enjoy the presence of God. I promise you if you are real with God this will not be a date you regret!

Song of Solomon 8:4 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you, do not arouse or awaken
love until it so desires.


Philipians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 


JEN

9 comments:

Renee said...

This is an excellent post! Thank you so much for writing it. It is so important that we seek God rather than guys. He is the One who will give us our heart's desires, and when we seek Him, He will bring the right person into our lives. Guys weren't made to fill the void that only Jesus can fill...

Meggie said...

Wow, thanks Jen. Never thought of that, though I have been trying to 'fall in love with Jesus' lately!
This post came at the perfect time!

Blessings,
Meggie

Sierra said...

What a lovely post Jen! I've heard about this kinda thing before but I never got so many ideas of how I could "date" God.I'm still a little young.And don't have a boyfriend.I'm hoping not to get one until I'm over 18. But this would be an great way to focus on God more than the world, and come closer to him and it would totally help when I do date to keep my focus on him. Or at least be balanced :) I love that one quote about dancing with God.I've meant to get the button that says that but I keep forgetting :(
Have a wonderful day and keep posting these wonderful posts!
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (cause You Are!)

Mikailah said...

I agree.. that is an excellent post! It really gives one a lot to think about. We need to be focusing on and pleasing God; not on what others thing. Thank you for reminding me!
Blessings in Him,
Mikailah
www.maid4him.blogspot.com

PraisingMyCreater said...

I have been thinking about this recently. Thanks for this post it was encouraging and a great reminder!

♥beccaboo♥ said...

What a great idea! I am definitely using this...

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