Introducing a new author, Aschante Jeter
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 KJV
Have you ever been talking to a person that didn’t seem as interested as you were? Did they only call you when they needed you to do them a favor or when it was convenient for them? If so, then you should take a look at your relationship with God. It’s amazing how often people pray when things aren’t going the way they want them to or when they need God to make something happen in their lives.
If someone only called you in the early hours of the morning, sneaking affections in the middle of the night, how would you feel? If they acted ashamed of you around their friends and even denied it when asked if they knew you, would you still want to be with that person? What if your significant other never took you out and spent time with you? Ladies, I know you can relate to this one, what if your man didn’t put you first? Would you be all right with being second to a job or a hobby? Fellas, would you stay with a woman who didn’t treat you like the king that you are? Could you stand to watch as she runs to other people to get help with a problem instead of coming to you? How can you bless someone who won’t even trust you? – Are you getting the picture yet? If not, here’s one more example.
Imagine every morning you wake up and text your boyfriend or girlfriend, you call and sit on the phone listening to each other breathe. You have slowly but surely allowed this person to consume your mind. Going on dates multiple times a week in various environments, to the point you and this person are now spending more time together than you do apart. Take this same concept and apply it to your relationship with Christ.
Every morning you wake up and pray, call on Him with no expectations, just to be in His presence. Allow Him to consume your mind. Take Him with you wherever you go, spend more time WITH The Lord and less without. Just as you so diligently seek after that person seek after God. He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. – Eph. 3:20 (KJV) Putting God first will open up doors that we did not even know were there. Relationships in school, with your parents, at work, with your boyfriend or girlfriend will all be decent and in order when Christ is the head. When your relationship with Him comes first all else will be blessed.
Make time for The Lord. He is the reason for your being; Fall in love with Him and commit to Him. Treat Him right and put Him first and He will bless you. Pretend you’re dating Jesus. Don’t be a bad boyfriend.
Written by Aschante Jeter