Sunday morning of March 29th, 2015.
My dance team, Audience of One, danced to Face to Face by Kim Walker-Smith & Skyler Smith.
I admit that I may have messed up, but that’s perfectly okay because I praised God through my imperfections.
Today’s discussed topic was dating. Going steady. Courtship. Whatever your vocabulary calls it.
It was for all the single ladies and gentlemen of the world. It was also for all of the lovebirds inhabiting Earth, for all who are in love and engaged, for all of the fresh newly weds, and even for those already married folk. John and Jennise Thurston co-spoke this discussion and wanted us all to walk away with an understanding of the three “importants” when speaking of relationships:
1. Timing – more specifically God’s perfect timing. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, don’t worry about the future to come. Live in the Here and Now. Be Present. Allow yourself to be intentionally be caught in the moment. So many people nowadays spend so much time planning the future that they are letting what is going on right in front of them slip right through their fingers. “Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. (James 4:14)”
2. Purity – you see, purity is not something you wait for until you’re in a relationship. It’s a daily way of living. Guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23). To not give it away freely because your heart is something special, something worth waiting for. The Bible tells us to flea from any and all sexual temptations. It doesn’t say to close our eyes or turn our heads, but to FLEA. Run. Away. Fast. One of the tips that John and Jennise gave us was to hang out in groups rather than alone left with temptation to flirt with disaster.
3. Respect & Honor -In relationships, always show respect and honor, but also challenge one another. Push each other towards a better relationship with Jesus. Don’t be afraid to brag about each other to your friends or family. Lift each other up. Don’t act like a married couple because you’re not a married couple! But rather be young wild and free, together.
Taking another second to remember that this life we live is on God’s perfect timing,
not our imperfect own.
Smiling because of your very existence,