I DO! The courtship before Covenant
Did you know that God wants to court you? During a period of not knowing, a wilderness experience; God touches our hearts before he asking for our hands. As with Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 he tells us what his will for us is before the promise is fulfilled, it is up to us to believe him by faith and follow him. When we got saved we entered into a courtship with God. Unlike dating that has expiration deciding to go into courtship with God meant that you saw, with him there was a future beyond what you were experiencing while being unsaved. In a courtship you build a foundation for a future together a covenant. God courts us. Don’t get it twisted we do not court him.
God is always giving the advantage. He gave us Jesus, the Holy Spirit and his Word in the form of the Bible. As we learn more through our personal walks with God; through our courtship we develop more deeply into a relationship. As we experience more of him our confidence is strengthen. Though we may have trials and tribulations, God past track record in our lives and what is shown in his word, tell us that he has our back. All we have to is follow his lead.
To paraphrase God from Jeremiah 29:11 he said it very plainly that he has plans for us, plans to prosper us and not harm us, to give us hope and a future. And what are the only things God asks us to do in return? Trust him; obey him, to believe in him by faith and to develop in his love. Just like when the vows are declared during a wedding ceremony. His promises to bless us and make our names great prepare us to walk fully and boldly into our covenant with him.
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