It has been a bit over a year since I lost my dearest friend Frank. He was a World War II Navy Vet, a wonderful man. If Frank would have bee about 40 years younger I would have married him in a heartbeat. I spent a lot of time with my friend Frank, and didn’t date much while he was alive. Now that I have been dating a bit, I really miss my dear friend. He was a man who cherished me and wanted only for my best, and I deeply respected him. As I date, in today’s world that is something I am not finding. I am finding that many people are living for the moment. “Let’s just have fun”, is the theme for dating today. I do agree that we should have fun, but when fun crosses the line to casual sexual innuendos, and heavy flirty then for me it is not fun but a heavy burden.
The reason I share this story is to encourage any of you reading this to wait on God. Don’t rush things. Don’t compromise your convictions for a few moments of fun. (Look at the story of David and Bathsheba) Dating is a chance for you to get to know if the person you are interested in is someone you will marry. If this person is not marriage material, then have fun being their plutonic friend. This isn’t the way of this world, but this is the way of peace with God. It is difficult to be single in today sexual world. Be encouraged, we can do all things through Jesus Christ whom strengthens us. (1Peter 5:7)
James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth not, to him it is sin.”
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
(Read all of James 4 today, it really drive this point home)
1 John1: 9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Be fit and be blessed,