Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WHEN... is the right time? (part I)

In the last post we explained how to know who is the right person for you to spend the rest of your life with and avoid any type of surprises.

Today I would like to talk about WHEN is the right time to start thinking about your love life. Of course, to not think about it is quite impossible, I know. However, I hope to make you understand that it's not a problem to think about it, unless you think with your heart and not with your gray mass.

I'd like to start off talking about DATE and COURTING (you probably never heard of this one before).

According to the dictionary:

DATE2 informal a social or romantic appointment or engagement.

COURTING - be involved with romantically, typically with the intention of marrying.

Can you spot the difference? COURTING is no longer part of our street-like vocabulary. It's kind old fashioned. Hence the problems caused by DATING.

Today it's all about DATING. You meet, kiss, sleep together, have a baby and if so, you get married. It's completely the opposite from what we heard from our ancestors (I say ancestors because even our recent ones, such as our parents, failed on this one).

COURTING is all about getting to know the person so you can move on and get married, and not to kiss and roll in the sack. You're interested in what you two might have in common or any dissimilarity. This isn't cool nowadays, I know. Would rather be cool than be sure? It's your call.

To be continued.

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WHO... is the right person?

Everyone asks this question, at least once in life.

"How will I know who he/she is?" "Will we connect first time?" "Will I feel different?" "Will we have everything in common?" are questions that play over and over again in the minds of many young people.

There is only one solution to that, and this doesn't fail:

"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
He will guide you into all truth."
Jh 16:13

The Holy Spirit doesn't fail my friends. He is spot on. He nails it, big time.

If you have the Holy Spirit He will lead you to someone who is also spiritual. If someone who isn't of God intends to approach you in order to start a relationship with you, He will show you immediately.

And by the way, don't think that everyone in church is what they seem to be. Watch out!

Of course, if you're carnal chances are you'll attract meat, not spirit. Or do you think a spiritual person, filled with the Holy Spirit will risk his relationship with God because of you who is carnal? Quite hard to believe that.

Make sure that you first is filled with the Spirit of God. Then seek the qualities and attributes of the Holy Spirit in the other person. After making sure that you and the other person are on the same spiritual level, the next step would be checking the compatibility. It isn't enough to have the Holy Spirit and attend church. Future plans, career, even spiritual plans such us doing the work of God full time, must be analyzed. Even doing the Work of God as an assistant might be a deterrent in the relationship.

Don't hurry. Let Him guide you. That's why God has inspired the church to do the 21 Days Challenge. If the Spirit of God dwells in you, you have EVERYTHING.

Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator