“But you – you get to show what Jesus is like without depending on anyone else!” my friend’s eyes shone as she excitedly pointed out the beautiful message that a single Christian is privileged to give to the world: that a relationship with Jesus is all-sufficient and all-satisfying! "As Peter Berger has noted, the strategy of apologizing for Christian faith by trying to demonstrate its social utility is always eventually self-liquidating.
The logic of practical atheism may well be more deeply ingrained in the evangelical tradition than conservatives perhaps have realized." Author: Craig M. "It was nice to see someone who appreciated her for her character, no matter how disgusted Christian was by the idea of ANYONE dating his aunt.
And I actually kind of liked seeing Christian so obviously tormented.
If you are settling for an unhealthy relationship just to have a warm body near, you are missing the amazing indescribable intimacy God offers you; He will continue to politely step aside as you choose to accept less (Psalm ).
Christians, you are totally complete in Christ, lacking nothing (Colossians ).
Seek to be complete in Him (Proverbs ), first, and ditch this excuse before you miss “the one” that He has purposed for you to marry (Psalm 1).
Give God a chance, for He is your provider (2 Corinthians 9:8) and is able to do abundantly above all that you could possibly ask or imagine (Ephesians ). Are you stringing a relationship along primarily because it has benefits: money, companionship, image, physical intimacy, fun, familiar routine?
Let’s face it, we have all temporarily turned to everything from shopping to food for fulfillment. There is a difference in loving and being “in love” and fully committed to the person you KNOW you were meant to marry…for better or worse.
Things--even relationships with benefits--can never truly satisfy (Colossians 3:2). You have to get out of the “love” boat to walk on the water. "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said.
They are shallow tools the enemy offers convincing you to wear a mask of contentment (John ; 1 Peter 5:8). What I mean is, you have to move away from the one you “love” and walk out into the unknown toward God patiently till He brings you your one, true love. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water, and came toward Jesus.
By faith, step out of the known to grasp the true and amazing unexplainable peace and joy (Isaiah ) God offers to those who choose to trust in Him alone to meet all their needs (Proverbs 3:5). " If I had a nickel for every time I heard those words! But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!
" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.