Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“Running After Jesus”

This weeks’ blog is just a short follow up to my last blog, Finding the “One.” Although it has been a long time since I dated (having been married now for 31 years) I have a small nugget of dating advice to share with those of you who are single. The best dating advice that I have ever heard was spoken, I believe by Tommy Nelson, who as I recall said something to the affect of the following, “Instead of running around dating or running to find a mate, start to run after Jesus with all your heart. One day as you are running along in your pursuit of “Him” you will look over and see someone else who is also running after Jesus with all their heart. Then you can just move over close to them and run together.” Wow, what an amazing picture. Running together in your pursuit of “The One” and in the process discovering that special someone you can share that journey with.

We often hear that to have a great marriage a couple needs to be similar and have shared interests. My wife and I are nothing alike in the way we think, nothing alike in the way we deal with life situations, and we have few shared interests. However we are “Soul Mates” in a very literal definition of the term. At a heart level we have spiritually always understood each other. God has always taken us on our spiritual journey together. We share a spiritual intimacy that is indescribable. We “together” are one with “The One.”

So run after Jesus with all your being and in faith wait upon Him to bring into your jogging path that soul mate you long to share your heart and journey with. He will not disappoint.

“..let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us. Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and Source of our faith..” Heb. 1b-2a Amp

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I was directed to your blog by a friend (who I guess is related to you...)...anyways, this was exactly what I needed to be reminded of today. Instead of being worried about not being able to find "the one" I need to strive to fall deeper in love with "The One." Also the idea of God being the common interest shared between two people and that being enough is nice to know because it seems that all the genuine Christian guys that I know are so outdoorsy, which at an extreme level isn't me. Thank you again for this encouragement!!! May God bless you richly! :)