‘Dating’ God


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Thanks to technology and the proliferation of social networking sites, one doesn’t have to wait to be approached the old school way and asked out. People can take their social fate into their hands and find for themselves some suitable dates online. Just like every coin has two sides and everything has its pros and cons, some people have had ugly experiences meeting people they have encountered online. Others too are happily married after dating someone they found online. It all depends on the profile.

When searching for a date online, people do a little filtering on their own. They check out the photo, hobbies and whatever information that might be of interest to them. They set up a meet and find out for themselves if they are indeed who they say they are and if they would be a good match. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. 

Dating is all about getting to know each other. And when both parties are interested, they try hard to put their best foot forward, present their pleasant qualities so each one would be convinced he/she has found the one. They find out what the other likes and they go all out to make it happen. They get to know what they don’t like and they make conscious effort not to offend them so as to secure their relationship. Ask any couple, keeping a relationship takes effort; it goes beyond having mushy moments. If the couple is committed to making it work, there’s no room for laziness.

If we can make that much effort for our fellow human being who can hurt, betray or leave us at any point in time, why would most believers take their relationship with God any less seriously? We claim to love God, we know what He is pleased with and what He can’t stand and yet we keep pushing His buttons. With people, we are cautious not to do so because we are afraid of being dumped. But it seems people are less careful with dealing with God because we take His unconditional love for weakness. He will never leave nor forsake us, right?

When dating someone with the intention of taking it to the next level, we find out the characteristics of the person not to abuse them but to serve as a guideline. It is said that the one who loves less in a relationship wields all the power; because the one who loves more is always under pressure to satisfy the other and even if it doesn’t work, the one who loves more is the one who suffers.

However true that is, we can’t apply that to our relationship with God because the joke would be on us. God loves us more than we could ever try to love Him but if we sever ties with Him, we are the ones who stand to lose. It’s His grace, love and mercy which sustain, guide and protect us. If we love Him as much as we profess, then we must do well to do what pleases Him and not what angers Him.

The same way we take time to study people we want to be friends with or settle down with, we must do same with studying His word and applying it into our lives. The more we imbibe His word and live it out, the more we become like Him and the more fruitful our walk with God will be.

How well do you know God’s profile? Do you still yearn to know Him every day like the first time you heard of Him or is the familiarity beginning to breed contempt? God is our source; we wouldn’t want Him breaking up with us. We wouldn’t survive it. Know Him, love Him, serve Him and He’ll satisfy your soul completely.
© Josephine Amoako 2016

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent post! I had someone teach me about having a date night with God years ago. You put a fresh insight on this. God bless you.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Julie. God bless you too!

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  2. You definitely had my curiosity up with the title, and your content didn’t disappoint. Good food for thought!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad it didn’t. Thanks for reading. Stay blessed.

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  3. Susan says:

    Very good thoughts, Joseyphina. 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Susan. I appreciate that. ☺

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  4. Thanks for the stark reminder. Indeed n Him we live and move and have our being. I just finished catching up with Him this morning😀. Thanks for sharing Josey.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for reading, Roland. Have a nice day

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  5. Sibo says:

    Amazing is the word!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Sibo ☺

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  6. Powerful. I won’t let Him break up with me

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    1. joseyphina says:

      No, we won’t let Him😊

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  7. Reblogged this on Real About Life and commented:
    Do not let God break-up with you

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  8. elynjay1 says:

    Reblogged this on the heart of elynjay and commented:
    DO BEST TO KEEP THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND GOD.

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  9. elynjay1 says:

    Thanks and God bless you for sharing this with us… It actually touched my heart ♥.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God for that, Elynjay. Stay blessed, dear. ☺

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  10. DamiLoves says:

    Thank you for sharing, such a wonderful reminder that we need to be committed in our relationship with God.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Dami. Have a lovely day ☺

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  11. Amanya says:

    God followed me first and I followed him back.
    He muted me once and unmuted.
    I’m glad God has never blocked me.
    And I’m so lucky he likes me every time.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      No, you’re not lucky; you’re blessed, Amanya. 🙌

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    2. lptrey says:

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  12. niifakye says:

    👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

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  13. Great compositions and beautiful blog.. keep the posts coming..would love to read through them 🙂

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    1. lptrey says:

      Check out my page for current and upcoming theological posts! Follow for follow. God bless!

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  14. This is a very interesting piece! The problem most times is familiarity – when we get too comfortable with God, we lose our awe for Him and the ‘lucky’ones just fall into a routine. We need to consciously make an effort to ‘fall in love’ with God everyday, over and over again.

    May God grant us grace even in these trying times. God bless you dear.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, the tip is to fall in love again and again with God. Thanks for sharing that. And thanks for reading too☺

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  15. Papberry says:

    Great post!!
    You see when we see something we are interested in, we turn to dig so hard to find every bit of info about that, things we find keeps us digging more and more till we find what we want.
    Just imagine if that’s how we dig deep into the things of God.
    May God help us all.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, if we were half as enthusiastic to loving God the way we love some things, we would be doing greater things. God indeed should have mercy on us.

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  16. Reblogged this on FORESIGHT and commented:
    This is as clear as it gets – Choose to put in the work and enjoy your lover 🙂

    Have a blessed week guys!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Appreciate the reblog. Have a great week! ☺

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  17. Colleen says:

    Wow this is so DEEP left me so challenged!!!! I have to bookmark this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God for that. Thanks for reading, Colleen. Have a nice day ☺

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  18. lptrey says:

    This is an interesting take on dating. I definitely enjoy the time I spend alone talking to God and reading His Word! Check out my page for current and upcoming theological posts! Follow for follow. God bless!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. ☺

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  19. Hi why not checkout my blog on relationships too it could help xx
    Nice post

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Sure. Will do so. Thanks for reading ☺

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  21. ALiF says:

    How do we wash all the bad things attributed to God without giving divinity any mention. Please do tell me so I can follow it too.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I don’t think I understand your question. People attribute bad things to God because they haven’t come to know Him personally to appreciate what He stands for. God is good and every good and perfect gift comes from Him.

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      1. ALiF says:

        In my imagination, I see God leaving us, and before doing so, He tells us the truth about his divinity. It is just a thought that I would want to prevent from happening in reality.

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      2. joseyphina says:

        When Jesus went up into heaven, He didn’t leave us empty. He sent the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us so He’s still with us. So I’m afraid I don’t agree with your imagination

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      3. ALiF says:

        Would Jesus/God ever tell us who he really is if he ever came back and walked among us as a human being? A sincere question, do think about it for some accuracy.

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      4. joseyphina says:

        I already know who He is and He is coming back. It’s a matter of faith and not rational logic. God reveals Himself to those who believe He exists and diligently seek Him. So you may stick with your imagination and I would stick with my faith. Have a nice day, AliF.

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      5. ALiF says:

        You too, dear Joseyphina.

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