You gotta Date Jesus!
Yes you read right! I said it! You need to date Jesus, and date him real good.
Most of you have probably been in a romantic relationship or two. And if not, then that’s totally fine maybe this post can help you for when you do get into a relationship.
The general keys for good, sustainable relationships are communication, respect and friendship (at least that’s my opinion). Comment down below what you think is most important in a relationship.
Some may argue that Love is the most important but I have to disagree to an extent. If you’ve been in a relationship before then you know that there comes a time when the “butterflies” don’t flap their wings as flamboyantly as before and there are days when you feel like they’ve completely disappeared all together. In these moments, there has been be something else that holds the relationship together, hence the aforementioned keys.
Your relationship with God is the same way. Think about it. If I were to ask most of you if you love God, answer would probably be “yes!” And that’s great because I love God to and God definitely loves you. However, if I were to ask you how your relationship is with God, your answer might not sound so positive.
In that regard, its important that we learn to date God. And by date I mean spend time with Him. Spend time with God the way you actively spend time with your boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse. Just like when you start dating someone new you want to know everything about that person and you want to be interested in what they are interested in, you need to be the same way with God.
Here are a few ways you can do just that.
1. Pray – Talk to God. A relationship where no one speaks to each other will end before it begins. Relationships require communication.
2. Read the Bible – This is an important way of getting to know God. Think of it as a journal that your significant other has written that gives you insight on their entire life, character and personalities. Being married I can attest to the fact that you learn something new about your spouse all the time and if I had a book that provided all the information I needed to know on my husband I would definitely spend a hefty sum and a great deal of time soaking all that information in. The Bible is that book for God.
3. Listen to Worship Music – Worship is a way of life, true! But there is something special about listening to a worship song that accurately depicts what you are experiencing in your christian walk that really provides a medium of connection on a different level for you and God. I like to equate it to love letters and poems that resemble how you feel about a spouse. The words just speak to you in a different way.
4. Go to Church – The bible cautions us not to forsake the assembly of God’s people (Hebrews 10:23-25) because there is a strength that you gain by rubbing shoulders with those who believe the same things you do. Iron sharpens Iron! There is so much you can learn from a community of saints.
6. Listen to Sermons – In your spare time, listen to sermons. They are like christian lectures. When you go to university sometimes you have to sit for 2 hours listening to lectures in class that will help you pass the course. Christianity is a lifetime course and sermons a your course material lectures.
6. Get Involved in Ministry – This one is a little different that what you might hear often. But in my own life I have found that dedicating time in my life to work for God really gives me a greater appreciation for “Kingdom Work”. It makes me care more which inevitably draws me closer to God because I am sold on the cause of Christ.
7. Be a Part of Godly Conversations – My husband will tell you that my best friend and I can sit and talk for hours (7 hours straight is our record). Most of the times we talk about faith related things. We don’t usually set out for that to be the topic of discussion but it just happens. What I’ve learned though is that these kinds of discussion really help solidify my faith. We sit and reason together about scripture and how it applies to things that actually happen in our lives.
8. Do Devotionals – This has been very helpful for me. Based on what I’m going through in life, I can do specific devotionals that really speak into the situation I’m experiencing. A lot of the time it exposes me to scriptures that surround those situations as well. I usually use the YouVersion Bible App for my devotionals. Let me know if you want to connect with me through that medium and we can do Bible study devotions together.
9. Watch Faith Based Vlogs – I will be honest, a lot of the things I have learned about the christian walk has been from watching christian youtubers. There is a relatable quality in watching someone else talk about their life as a christian that can be really motivating and encouraging. Comment down below if you’d like a list of all the christian youtubers I watch.
10. Have Christian Friends – This right here is so important. Having sound Christian friends who motivate you and push you along in your christian walk is extremely beneficial. Like I said in one of my previous posts, the Bible encourages us to have persons to stand beside us so that when we fall they are there to help us get back up again. I can attest to many things I have overcome because of the prayers and support of my christian friends.
Live Positively Chroniclers. Love you all ❤ ❤ ❤