JUST A FEW THINGS I THOUGHT Y’ALL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MY BLOG
I got the name of this blog from a sermon I watched online, I was looking for a name and I initially wanted the name to be “Love like Christ” but that was taken, cool stuff. Anyway the name – Dating with Godliness pretty much summarizes what this blog is about. As I have drawn closer to God I have been, by His grace, able to understand more on who God wants us to be as individuals and the types of relationships He wants us to pursue. So everything I write on would always go back to what God wants from us (it’s all in His word – the Bible).
This blog focuses a lot on Godly/ Christ centered relationships, which as Christians, I believe we should desire. I believe the whole purpose or the ‘fruit’ of a relationship or dating should be marriage. If this is not the purpose of dating then why date? If this is the purpose, then we should understand that whatever seeds are sown when we are dating would most likely be reaped in marriage.
I believe that before you consider dating or being in a relationship you should have a relationship with God first. I don’t mean you have to perfect and sinless (who is perfect really??) but I mean you should know who you are in Christ. You should know that end of the day being in a relationship does not complete you but it is only an added blessing. Knowing who you are in Christ sets a standard for how you see yourself and how you allow people treat you. Having a relationship with Christ also allows us to knowGod’s standards on relationships. God’s standards are very different from the standards that some of us set for ourselves. These are few verses on what God wants for us:
· Galatians 5:22-23– “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
· 1 Corinthians 13-14– “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
When we are mature enough to date, we should desire a relationship that glorifies God. We should understand what love really is (1 Corinthians 13:14). We should aim to show this to our partners and most importantly, it should be Christ led. I PRAY what I share helps readers and that you are constantly redirected back to Christ.