God’s Love is the ultimate. Knowing the love God has for you means that you do not have to compromise your relationship with God for others, you do not have to seek fulfillment from others, and you do not have to settle for less from others.
The most perfect love comes from God, and no one on this earth can replace it.
Before, you jump in any relationship, make sure you are strong in your loving relationship with God. This means knowing that He is always there to help you along the way. Trust Him. Make God the most important in your life. Make Him the love of your life and watch Him work wonders in your relationship.
Here are 4 Ways to Know if God is Happy With Your Relationship:
You are more interested in your relationship with Christ than your relationship with your mate.
“You are not your own, you were bought at a price” – therefore God must reign in your relationships. We are called to be holy, because He is holy.
Real love leads you closer to Him rather than leads you astray.
God is number #1, Not just in your life, but in theirs as well. Date someone that you would consider marrying. Choose a person that has a similar desire for God. Choose a relationship where you can encourage one another in pursuing God.
Your relationship with Christ does not lie in the hands of your mate
If you only want to go to church, praise God, or pick up a bible when they see fit, then you are worshipping them, Not God. It’s good to have a bible study partner, an accountability partner, a prayer partner, and even better if you have a mate who is all of these things, but cherish your own personal time with God.
Make sure you spend time alone with God as well. You need moments of reading the Bible, journaling or praying just between you and God.
Many times today our relationships take priority and they eventually become our idols. In many cases we don’t even realize it.
It starts out as the overly obsessed love of one another. We need to remember to always put God first, to love Him with our whole being, and make sure all our motives and actions start with Christ and the love He instills in us.
Love that becomes a God, becomes a demon.
You’re honoring Christ with your body
Be careful with physical affection. Hugs are great. God created physical affection to be good. But be careful in how much physical permission you give one another.
A relationship can easily turn sinful if physical bonding occurs too quickly… and just to clarify, physical bonding is not limited only to sexual intercourse.
Everyone is different. Some can resist temptation a little more than others, But if you feel guilty at all for your actions, it may be a good indication that you are going too far. Avoid physical actions that might cause lustful thoughts (such as sitting on your mates lap, laying on each other or sensual kissing and massages). Save sex for marriage.
Talk about your physical actions with each other, making sure you are both comfortable with this decision. Understand what might be innocent to one or another might very well be dangerous to you.
Your relationship serves as a ministry to others
More and more celebrities are now becoming more vocal about their relationships with Christ. Some have made a choice to honor God in their relationship by abstaining from pre-marital sex. While this may not be their intent, they are unknowingly inspiring others to do the same.
How does your relationship further the kingdom? Does your relationship align with God’s word?
If you are still unsure if your relationship meets God’s approval, pray about your relationship. Give everything over to Him. Let God know that you are asking His approval.
Talk to God about the problems that may arise in your relationship and ask for clarity on certain situations. Thank Him for the opportunity to be in a relationship and pray His will for your relationship.