I want to give you briefly God’s point of view on why He insists on spiritual compatibility, why He insists that the person that you marry share the same commitment level that you do to our Lord Jesus Christ. First, God wants us to experience intensive intimacy in marriage. Do you hear that? Ninety percent of the single adults here will get married at least one time. God wants you and He wants me to experience intensive intimacy. Once seekers become believers and they receive Jesus Christ as their Savior, He becomes their friend and ultimately the most important thing in their lives. When they get married, that which is most important, that which is at the depth of their soul must be shared with the person they play with, they sleep with and they are married to. Do you realize the frustration in a relationship, especially in marriage, when you cannot share that which is most precious to you. God wants to spare us from all that. God doesn’t care how good looking he or she is, or how great their personality is, if they don’t have that commitment to Him and know His Son personally, then He doesn’t want you to get hooked up with them. Can you share the most important aspect of your life, which is a connection with Jesus Christ, with the person you are dating? If you can, that is great. If you can’t, God would tell you to move on.
It is also vital that we date someone and hopefully marry someone who is in the same zone we are maturity-wise. I am referring to spiritual maturity. If you are cruising down a black diamond slope taking moguls like they are no problem spiritually as a mature Christian and the other person is still snow plowing down the bunny slope, well, that could cause some tension. Again, you need to marry someone around the same aptitude, the same level that you are spiritually.
Because when you run from God you are going to run right into God. You can’t get away from Him. The Bible calls Him the Hound of Heaven, and Jonah discovered this.© Copyright 2011admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Jr
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