The truth to assertion that happenings is having someone to love .
It 's just that the world has the wrong someone in mind !
No human relationship can fill that God shaped vacuum that lies inside us all . As Augustine said ," We were made for God Himself . , and our hearts are restless until they had their rest in thee ." David reminds us that " In thy presence is fullness of joy , in thy right hand , there are pleasures forever ." (Psalm 16:11,NASB)
Until we acknowledge that we are made first and foremost for God and that in Christ we have been made complete (Colossians 2:10) ,we quite naturally fall into the world trap of seeking fulfillment into a relationship with another person .And a relationship built on such built basic will naturally leave us disappointed as we see that person fail . We are all sinners, redeemed and unredeemed . We must be rightly related to God ( the vertical dimension) in order for our relationship with another person( the horizon) to take real meaning.
As in simple sentences - Seek Fulfillment in The God first . You cannot seek fulfillment in relationship . Dun ask how your partner could feel your needs .Dun try to get from the relationship .
A Christian truly fulfilled in Christ is able to give in a relationship because his basic needs have already been met by his relationship with God . In his love and timing God brings into union 2 people who are looking for ultimate fulfillment .And 2 people seeking to give , not get ,spell out a good marriage in large letters.
Considering the sacrificial love Of God for his children ,it cause him anger and pain when we make am idol of a human relationship . Anytime we allow a person to be foremost in our thoughts and to be the goal of existence , we are heading for disasters .
Summary : Jesus must be your first love
To make the right choices in area of dating is in deed a battle , because the pressure are so great . God ' most powerful weapon for insured victory is his word . The more alive the scripture is to you personally , the more your thinking will change and behavior will follow .
Sometimes you may think getting a date is a small choices, often were quite painful , Whether easy or difficultly , those choose actually determine the rest of your life.
The illusion for youth is ," I have all my life before me . My choice right now won't make any difference .' Yet in the span of a few short but curial years, decisions are made that open or close some door for a life time . All of a sudden , it's too late to develop solid friendships with the opposite sex , or exercise more sexual restraint or study harder and party less . Life has moved on .
Going against the grain of your culture means a willingness to reject a sensual ,self centered lifestyle .
God in his sovereignty has left you the guidance of his world and the prompting of the holy spirit . But ultimately , your will in free , and the choices is yours.
The end of Chapter 1 .
Background of Music :I Love You Lord