by joy soaked words
I love my friends. Last night after youth group, we were all sitting at McDonald’s laughing and carrying on. Relationships came up and one of my dear friends said something that hit me hard. “You need to date God” I need to date God? What does that mean? She explained it to me, but I have been thinking it over since last night. Of course I can’t like literally date God, but I need to have a meaningful relationship with God before I can have a meaningful relationship with somebody. I actually love that term, You need to date God. Not going to lie, my relationship with God has lately sucked. I wake up late and am almost always late to school, let alone spend time with God. After the pastor talks at youth, we have time to sit quietly and see what God has to say to us. This is my favourite time of youth, and I don’t know why I don’t take the time in the morning to do this. At the end of this blog post I am going to leave you with a challenge. I am still in a season of waiting, but things are beginning to come together. Slowly, but God is knitting it together in the most beautiful way. To come back to the “you need to date God,” I am not looking for a relationship anytime soon, because I need to date God before I can even imagine getting in another relationship. To have the best relationship that I can, with a human being, I have to have the best possible relationship I can with God. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next oncoming months, big things are happening. Back to the challenge that I mentioned before, I challenge you to spend 30 minutes or more with God each day. For me, I have no problem spending 30 minutes on social media, but then I say I’m to busy to spend 30 minutes with God. And that’s changing today. I am learning how to date God. I am learning to trust. I am learning how to love like Jesus. And let me tell you, it’s not easy. But it’s worth it.