Ever since I could remember, my goal in a relationship was to keep God the center of it. & here I am, 17 years later, in a relationship where God keeps me and my boyfriend together. (Trust me, I prayed about being with a Godly man for years; even my mom did.)
Just because a relationship has God as the center doesn’t mean sinning won’t occur, or the relationship will be perfect. Having Him as the center will strengthen the relationship and will allow you two to personally grow stronger in your faith.
You both need to be believers..
Before I start typing this, if you’re looking for a Godly relationship, I’m going to guess your significant other is a believer. (No, non believers aren’t bad people. That’s not what i’m saying..what so ever..) Anyways, you both should have God as the first thing in your life. First comes God,then family, then others, then yourself.. It is SO awesome for even yourself to be involved with God and to look for another person to share His love with is just as awesome. Do your part..When two believers come together with both of their hearts committed to Christ, you both turn into a POWERFUL couple. That Light will be shining!!
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
“A family that prays together, stays together.” Well lets get an AMEN to that! Ask God to be present in your relationship and anything you do in that relationship, will glorify Him. Don’t think that God doesn’t listen. He may not answer right away, but His timing is perfect. Pray that you two together can show Gods love and shine His Light to others. Pray through whatever obstacle this life throws at you guys. But also, thank God for the opportunity you have with your significant other and the love you two share together. Pray, pray, and pray!
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19
Whether it be going on mission trips or going to bible study together, get involved. There are so many side things that come along with church, enjoy them! Take one night of just you two and go and study The Word. Have a date night where you order pizza and do devotionals together. Dig into God and learn more about Him in any way possible. This will not only help you learn, but help you grow as a Christian.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Remind each other..
Remind your significant other of Gods love for them.. Reassure them that no matter the outcome of your relationship, they will still be loved more than you could ever love them.. Except by someone who IS love. By someone who died to know them. By someone who longs for a relationship for them. Remind your girlfriend/boyfriend that the love you have for them doesn’t compare to the love God has for them.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
It melts my heart just seeing ones person love for Christ. Imagine seeing relationships around you who spend their time worshiping, loving, and thanking God. We are so blessed to be able to be with the one we love, lets take time to thank God for the chance we have with them. It is such a beautiful thing seeing a couple so devoted to their Heavenly Father.
It is never about Jesus if it’s always about us.
I pray that The Lord may speak to you through me, I can only hope I can help you in your relationship with Christ.