Three ways to date
Pastor Mike Novotny
Whom should a Christian date? Many single Christians wish a God-fearing, funny, compatible, thoughtful, beautiful person would plop down from heaven. But it’s not always that simple. So, whom should you date? If you are seeking God with your heart, your soul, your mind, your strength, your wallet, your worship, your body, your babies, your everything, perhaps the key to dating is to find someone who is seeking the same God.
Imagine it this way. You’re holding hands with your new special someone and up there’s Jesus. And you want to run to him, to seek him, to be near him. But Mr. Special doesn’t like Jesus. He kind of likes calling his own shots, deciding for himself what’s right and wrong, true or not. Picture your pulling this way and his arm pulling that way. Or imagine your man just standing there. He’s not against Jesus, but he’s not really for Jesus. He won’t try to drag you away, but he’s not running toward him. Picture trying to drag him to Jesus. Or imagine holding hands and running to Jesus, in love and toward the One who is love. Seeking God together. He might be new to church. She might not know Peter from Paul. But now you have one common direction. Sound beautiful? It is.
Remember Jesus’ amazing words: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). That’s the wisdom God wants you to remember when you set up your next date.
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