Ever heard of “S.M.P. Samahan ng Malalamig ang Pasko? or Samahan ng Malalamig ang Valentines” (Christmas/Valentines lonely hearts club) I can still remember last year when I was lonely because I’m still single with no girlfriend. 😦
I’m always amazed and overwhelmingly grateful of God’s GRACE which He always pours out for us, in how He has brought me into this season of being “in a relationship” (before I went into this relationship I’m already sure she is the one). And I can still remember almost 8 years ago, I was a member of our youth group (back then we use to call it “YOF or Youth on Fire”), It was february “Love month” when our youth leaders, talked about relationships.
Start praying for WHO you end up marrying. That is a brilliant idea!, I said, Then I said I may do it as early as now. Here’s what I’ve realized.
You can get to support someone spiritually and since you know what you want in a guy/girl, you KNOW exactly what to pray for, for we know how hard it is in this society (our culture) to be a man/woman who is faithful, strong in conviction, pure, honest, and a ton of other things they need to be to be rooted in God.
Yes as early as now you can start praying for your future mate, even if you haven’t met him or her yet. Start praying qualities or traits that you want your future partner to have. But never expect that the person will be perfect because that person won’t happen. Our youth leaders gave each of us an article which have made a great impact in my life. I want you to prayerfully receive and believe these God message and promise for You, yes You.
On His Plan For Your Mate
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But God says to a Christian, “No, not until you are satisfied and fulfilled and content with living, loved by me alone, with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me alone.
I love you, my child, and until you discover that only in me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you.
You will never be united with another until you are united with me, exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or longings.
“I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow me to give you that most thrilling plan existing, one that you can’t imagine. I want you to have the BEST! Please allow me to bring it to you.
You just keep watching me, expecting that satisfaction, expecting the greatest things, and know that I Am. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you. You must wait!
“Don’t be anxious. Don’t worry.
Don’t look around at the things others have received. Don’t look at the things you think you want. You just keep looking off and away up to ME, or you’ll miss what I want to show you.
“And then, when you’re ready, I’ll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than you would ever imagine.
You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready (I am working this very minute to have BOTH of you ready at the same time), until you are both satisfied exclusively with me and the life I have planned and prepared for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me…and this is perfect love.
Dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with me and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with myself. Know that I love you utterly, I am God Almighty. Believe and be satisfied.”
Isn’t it incredible? I was amazed and I so wish I knew who wrote it. If you read it once quickly, go back and read it again, think about what it says, and think about how you date and why.
I must say that every single Christian should read this. It’s short, simple, and impactful, and can change our outlook every time Christmas and Valentines come. Don’t mind the people saying “Kasama ka nanaman sa S.M.P. Samahan ng malalamig ang Pasko” (Lonely hearts club). God loves you so much, He is concerned of every area of your life, He wants to be part of it, including your LOVE LIFE! Yes, your very own Love life! Let that give you security and assurance that He is knows it all and He loves you so much more than your thoughts and imaginations!
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”