When I first started courting J, I had been a Christian for about two years so I was pretty much a newbie. Plus, at the time we were attending a Church where personal spiritual growth wasn’t encouraged and we were all fed baby food.
What I’m saying is, I don’t really believe I was spiritually ready for when we started courting. There was a lot I did not know about God, let alone about His view of relationships so as you could imagine its been a bit of a struggle for us.
Something that’s particular hard is now, when I read the Bible, I might come across something that convicts me and makes me see that something we’re doing together might not be God honouring, but when you’ve been doing it a long time, it’s hard to stop. Not impossible, but hard.
So I guess the purpose of this blog post today is to help you out there, single, dating or married to seek out God’s will more then your own.
It sounds easier then it is. A lot of the time what God wants goes against everything our flesh wants. That’s why having the knowledge that we have authority over our flesh is so important. It makes me frustrated when I realise how that one truth could have helped my courtship from day dot to keep it God honouring. We struggled with something we held the answer to and now that we do know, we have to train ourselves up.
Firstly, get an understanding of this authority that God has gifted us with. It’s an authority over the things of this world (for we are from Heaven, not earth).
Here’s some scriptures to help:
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” – Luke 10:19
“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 18:18
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” – 2 Corinthians 10:3
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” – 1 John 5:4-5
Whatever area you are in with your relationships, start using your authority over the flesh to follow God’s will and not your own. I won’t lie and say its easy, but according to Luke 1:37, “With God, all things are possible.”
GOD BLESS XX