Sometimes, I see and hear scenario’s that I find so interesting that I turn them into blog posts so that I can get your thoughts and opinions on that particular scenario. So for this week’s blog post, let’s talk SHIP about ANSWERED PRAYERS!!
Scenario #6: Cheryl has a strong relationSHIP with GOD and considers her faith very important. She regularly attends church services and is active in several ministries. Tired of being single, Cheryl had been praying for a husband and while in line at the grocery store, she met Kenneth. As they waited in line they engaged in a witty and flirty conversation. They hit it off and exchanged numbers. Later that night, they continued their conversation and started talking and texting each other a few times every day. During these conversations, they discovered a host of shared interests. Both enjoyed working out, watching sports, cooking, traveling, and entertaining friends and family. Kenneth was handsome and very articulate. He had a nice body, a beautiful smile, and a great job. Cheryl felt giddy and told her girlfriends that Kenneth made her happy and that he may be the one.
Over the next few weeks, Cheryl and Kenneth began spending a lot of time together. They went out for dinners, worked out together, and even cooked for each other. It was clear, they were both feeling each other. As they continued to date, Cheryl believed that GOD listened and knew that Kenneth was sent as the answer to her prayers. But, when she invited him to church, he was always busy. Although Kenneth knew how important Cheryl’s faith was to her, he didn’t share that same deep faith. Initially, when they discussed spirituality, Kenneth was honest. He stated that growing up, he had a bad experience with religion and that despite growing up in the church, he hadn’t been in 20 years. He explained to Cheryl that he believed in GOD but felt he didn’t need to be in relationSHIP with HIM. Cheryl listened but believed that Kenneth’s belief in GOD and his mustard seed faith was enough to continue to build their relationSHIP. After all, he was a believer. Kenneth was relieved that she respected and accepted his religious sentiments and was still willing to move forward as a couple.
After dating for six months, Cheryl invited Kenneth to her family BBQ. A good time was had by all. They ate, drank, played dominoes, played bid whist, and danced. Kenneth was a big hit with her family. Everyone thought he was a good catch. After the BBQ, Cheryl’s father and Kenneth started talking. He asked Kenneth to tell him about himself. Kenneth responded by telling him his occupation, age, and where he was from. Cheryl’s father explained he was a retired mechanic and a deacon who loves serving GOD. Then he asked Kenneth, if he knew GOD and believed in the power of prayer? Just then, Cheryl walked up and Kenneth responded, YES and NO. He continued to explain to Cheryl’s father that he believed in GOD but believed that prayer was a waste of time. He told her father that he didn’t believe that he should pray for something he could do himself. Cheryl’s father looked at her with a confused look because he knew she had sacrificed her relationSHIP with GOD for a worldly one with Kenneth. Was she?
SHIP TALK: Was Cheryl sacrificing her relationSHIP with GOD to be in one with Kenneth? How? Was Kenneth the answer to her prayers? Would you continue to date, Kenneth? Would you have clipped Kenneth? If yes, when?
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