You see in some of the really sappy movies when a woman likes a man and tells her dad, "Daddy, He is just like you." This is the same with our heavenly father. For a long time, I didn't know what I wanted in a man. I thought I knew, but all I kept finding was counterfeits. Now that I know God better, I know what I'm looking for in a man.
I stated in a previous blog that when we date or enter a relationship, we have to have a standard. That standard should be the bible. This blog is not referring to our earthly dad, it is referring to our heavenly father. When we date someone who meets the standard of the word of God, we are dating someone like jesus.
The bible says that jesus is the word. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Now I'm not saying that he will be as perfect as God. And we cant expect him to be God in our lives, but when we find someone who loves God and wants to live by his word, God will lead him. I think it would be so dope to be able to say "that man is just like my daddy (Jesus)."
But first and foremost, we have to read our bibles. We have to get to know God, and learn who he is before we can tell if a man is like him. We have to also take on his character. Then think about what God has done for you. Think about how he treats you and talks to you. That's the same kind of man we should want in our lives.
Is this man a gentleman? Does he open doors for me? Can and will he pray for me? Can he provide? Can he protect? Can he encourage me? Can he be held accountable for me? Is he patient? Is he kind and self-controling? Can he speak the word over my life? Etc...
Everything you can think of, that God is in your life, is what a man should be. Think about how good he is and how good he treats you. I'm glad to finally be getting this, because now I know what I'm looking for. Now I know what to expect and where to set my standard. A man will make mistakes because he is human, but even then we should still be able to see God in him and he in us. Can you see you God in your boyfriend? Do you know who God really is? If you are single, are you holding Gods word as a standard for when you date? I know for a fact if I date someone who is like my daddy, I cant go wrong. And you won't either. And I believe when you find someone who is following Christ, he will be what you need and more.