Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Proposal

The Proposal by Keith Cook

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

I love having younger leaders working with me because each day is exciting and full of surprises. One of my full time staff had been dating a fine Christian girl for over two years and they had begun to look rather dreamily at each other at every event we saw them at. Joan and I, along with every married couple who met the two, quickly came to the conclusion that these two were made for each other.

One day while driving in the car with the young man he rather casually said he was looking at engagement rings and wanted my opinion on what his girlfriend would like. I quickly said Joan was a better judge than I, so we scheduled a night for Joan to go to the jewelry store looking with him.  It was such fun to look at him picking out rings and trying to get that one special ring for his most special person.  Once he made his decision he had to shell out hard cold cash to secure the ring. He had saved for nearly a year to make this lifetime purchase.

Prior to asking her the big question he wracked his brain for the best time and the best place to propose.  Once he decided, he sprang into action. He secretly met with her mother and secured her blessing. He then set about to make sure that nothing spoiled that special night. He had picked a night that saw them with our entire team and group of friends. While we were all together, there were several hours where we all would be apart. It was during one of these times that he struck. After he proposed and she said yes, they came around our group of friends and it was so obvious what had just happened. She literally glowed and he was beaming. Also she was wearing the most beautiful ring on her ring finger. They were engaged. Pledged to each other. Young love. Joyous love. Exciting and new.

Your relationship with Christ can be the same way. He loves you. You have been made to only have life in Him. He has chosen you to be His forever. He gave His life to secure your place at the wedding feast He has prepared for you. He has given you his pledge by way of the Holy Spirit. He will not let anything keep you from the marriage supper and life He has for you. You are sealed in Christ.  He has planned a wonderful home for you. He wants to lavish on you great gifts and treasures.

All you have to do is say YES. Once you are in Christ or if you are in Christ it will be so obvious. You glow. You shine. You reflect the love you have received in Him.

Instead of getting down on His knees He got up on the cross and is asking you to be His forever. Say Yes, Yes, Yes!

Daily Prayer Focus: If you have not accepted God's proposal of a forever relationship with you, why not consider doing so today.  And, if you have said yes to Jesus, do all you can today to help others come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The GoTeam Short Term Missions Projects and GoTeam Members. GoTeams are made up of young people and adults who voluntarily go on an On The Go mission project around the world and are making a strategic impact for Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for February 2, 2016
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