Long, healthy, prosperous relationships come from finding the ONE. What does that mean? In today’s society, people try to find their significant others through blind dates, dating websites, friends, etc. The only problem with this is…well…EVERYTHING! If I was looking to purchase a TV and decided to look in a shoe store, I would be wasting my time. As a matter of fact, I would probably end up purchasing something different from what I was looking for.
I believe we do the same thing when it comes to relationships. We start looking for the ONE and end up purchasing (not literally) from the wrong store. We start picking based on a number of factors such as: looks, personality, socio-economic status, etc. While these things aren’t bad things, they certainly aren’t the best things. If you want the best, you have to look for the best. What does that mean?
Plain and simple, God is your ‘ONE’ and your significant other is ‘TWO’. You’ll never be fulfilled in life until you seek and meet the ‘ONE’. God is the only relationship that can fully satisfy. In the song, Your Presence Is Heaven, by Israel Houghton, it states:
Nothing in this world could satisfy. Jesus you’re the cup that won’t run dry.
That’s the reality. We must seek fulfillment in Jesus. When we seek Jesus, the rest falls into place. I’m not saying that a relationship with Jesus will guarantee you a future husband/wife, I’m simply letting you know that a relationship with Jesus will be more satisfying than any relationship that you could ever have. So let’s start doing things in the right order:
1. Find your number ONE (Jesus)
2. Wait for number TWO (whoever that may be)
Scripture to focus on: Matthew 22:34-40
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”