Summary: Dating God requires you to be ‘all’ for Him! Opening up our activities, computer, inbox, facebook, mobile, cupboards, to the entire, close scrutiny of God will require self denial and total surrender!
Hebrews 10:22”let us draw near [TO GOD] with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
Boy! The title is so powerful that I am a bit shaky as to how to begin! I can never write this piece, without me first brimming and oozing with love for Him! Let the anointing overflow and flood the person reading this message in the name of Jesus!
Recently while preaching I said something under the anointing of the Holy Spirit that simply shook us to the core – including me. This is what I said: ‘We all seem to say all the time, 24x7 that we love Him and we are happy because of Him, for a change when would we live 100 percent the way He likes and make Him happy?’ Are you hearing me?
Just watch a guy freshly in love and dating, he would wear the color that she likes, picks out joints that she enjoys, moves with people she approves, talks of things that she giggles more of, forgets time when strolling with her, talks about her when not with her, sends her messages when not talking about her, chats with her endlessly, adorns facebook with her pics – the world revolves around her, you can almost read her name on his face! When would someone love God this way????????? Can someone answer me? I write this with my heart pounding to see someone love God this way! Jesus said categorically: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) Christians have taken a ‘dim view’ of this!
People callously skip church services and attend weekend parties and dare to say that they love Him!
Bibles are shoved under the carpet or thrown on the top shelf and still people say that they love Him!
Commandments are thrown to the wind, Christians watch dirt, live like dirt, speak dirt and still say that they love Him!
Seminars, projects, traveling, agendas, night shifts, promotions and appraisals have pushed God out of our lives and yet we say we love Him!
I am talking about some sort of namby-pamby, careless life but a life glowing and burning for God!
Alas! I am not talking about being dead ‘Christians’ but when would someone date God????????? Answer me please!
Recently, when I stayed in a pastor’s house to preach in the next day Sunday morning service at his church, the entire night I was crying out to the Lord to touch the pastor and his church through the Word. The next day when I sat in the pulpit at around 6 am in the morning, the pastor joined me, the power of God filled the pulpit and we both were weeping, tears rolling down. During the worship, the anointing spread upon the members and the pastor continued to cry. We were just crying with love for Him! Just nothing else! Monday morning when I had to leave, I was just praying to God, ‘Lord, let me not cry and look silly, help me be dignified’, but the moment we started talking about the next course of meeting, burden for people filled us and we both started crying, sobbing and praying. After I left the city, a young man who attended church that day called me and said, ‘sister, love for God has just caught hold of me, I am unable to stop praying, I am praying till midnight, I want to camp here.’ I love to receive such calls! This anointing is contagious and it would spread like wild fire!
When we reach ‘this’ stage, we speak what He likes, we dress how He likes, we walk like Him, when we spend we are cautious, we don’t recklessly get entangled into loans but we think million times before we sign, we are watchful with whom we move with, we don’t flippantly enter into serious relationships, we select partners not based on physical looks but by spiritual fruits, do you hear me friends? It does not matter if he is bald or short, it does not matter whether he is fair or dark, it does not matter if he is highly educated or not, it does not matter if he is smart or not……….all that matters is his close relationship with God. Hallelujah! When would youngsters think this way????
When you start dating God, there is no place for any claptrap! Keep your mobiles clean, your ‘inbox’ clean from unwanted messages, jokes, music, pics- remove them and let it be filled with ‘only’ God. I am speaking to someone out there! Throw away the ‘little’ gifts (nonsense) that you keep as remembrance. Dating God requires you to be ‘all’ for Him! Opening up our activities, computer, inbox, facebook, mobile, cupboards, to the entire, close scrutiny of God will require self denial and total surrender!
Let’s get crazily gaga over God!