God on dating
), it is exciting to know that God established romance and celebrates it.
Romantic love may appear in ways unanticipated, but at its source it flows from God's character.
One woman equated receiving the Bibles to an Iraqi saying that went something like this: "I thought that when I saw my beloved, I would experience the greatest happiness possible.
I know a lot of singles who wish they were married.
In light of what has happened since I wrote these posts, I believe even more resolutely that God orders our steps in the journey toward marriage. 22, 2007 I've recently been thinking a lot about God's participation in my love life.
Mostly, I've been wondering to what extent He cares about it. Is my waiting period part of His plan or just a side-effect of a culture confused about marriage?
Something I have found helpful is to look at relationships through the filter of the same biblical worldview that colors other areas of my life. While intentionality is good (and I'll address this more in depth in a future blog), part of me is sad that I've developed such low expectations for romance.
For example, Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Whether I lean toward total sovereignty or free will, this is a practical step. I believe this is, in part, due to a misunderstanding of God.