Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
ARE YOU DATING GOD?
Jeremiah 29:13 – And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Am I dating God???? You’re probably thinking what a strange question and how does it have anything to do with our fast? Just let it simmer for a while as I remind us about a few dating facts:
- Dates are temporary-they usually last for a couple of hours or a day at most.
- Dates are designed to conceal, not reveal who you are.
- Dates can be blind.
- Dates do not require commitment.
- Dates are expensive!
You see God doesn’t just want to “date” you–He wants an intimate and eternal relationship with you.
- Are you living a lifestyle that doesn’t allow for real commitment to God?
- Do you stop and really listen God?
- Are you “in a hurry” when it is supposed to be your “alone” time with Jesus?
That is what I call a trying to “date” God. And God is saying if you really want me you’ll marry me! He even calls us His Bride!
So let’s go back to our list of 5 Dating Definitions and relate it to the spiritual relationship we should be having with our Lord:
- God does not want us “part-time” He wants all of us and for every moment of every day.
- Don’t be like Adam and Eve and hide. Be open and honest with God and allow Him into every part of your life.
- GOD IS NOT BLIND-He sees all of us and know everything about us!
- God has already proven He wants a “covenant” relationship with us. He already has promised you eternal life. He wants your earthly life in return. Don’t lead God on–give Him your heart forever.
- God doesn’t date. To be with Him costs you everything-your entire life.
So if you choose to be noncommittal in your relationship with God you will wind up losing the abundant and eternal life He promised you–and that’s just too expensive!
C’mon, don’t be casual with God–Be committed to Him!
– Pastor Steve
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)
Key Verses: Psalm 121
Prayer Point: teach me to come to you for every void I have which no human being can fill
TODAY’S PERSONAL PURSUIT
David & Krissy Faulk
Krissy and David have been married for 4 years and share 4 children together. Dalton(19) Blake(16) Colin(9) Ella(8). David met Pastor Steve while getting counseling as he was going through a divorce. We now have been attending Living Faith Church for 1 1/2 years now and we just love the church. Krissy has a Master’s degree in Education and is a teacher at Happy Hallow School in Fayetteville; she has been a teacher for 9 years. David whom moved here from New Orleans, has worked for 8 years with the City of Prairie Grove Water Dept and has a license in Water Treatment. He also is an Officer for the City of Prairie Grove and has worked part-time with the City for 1 year now.
David’s Personal Pursuit of God
The Pursuit of God for me is defined by the word abandonment. The abandonment of everything else. “For you shall not have any other gods before Me” is the way Christ stated it in his Word. We have surrounded ourselves with the other gods of this world. Everywhere we turn there is something else trying to take our time, money, and passion away from God. The beautiful result of fasting is the death of those desires and a true relationship once again with our King. I write this as a word of encouragement through our time of fasting and prayer, Stay strong my brothers and sisters for our desires can only be satisfied in The Lord. James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
– David Faulk