15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” -Ephesians 5:15-17
Dean has been preaching a series called Dateable. It’s awesome. The church [in my opinion and maybe yours], does a great job at speaking to married people and does an okay job at addressing singles, but it doesn’t do any job of talking to people who are dating. Well…. leave it to Dean to do so.
This short series has taken a look at what God says about relationships and what it means to be men and women who are ready for them. I think the series has challenged us all to examine our lives and to align our behavior with what we claim to believe [the Gospel] in order to be dateable.
In our small groups we’ve talked about what that means for each of us. I love my Tuesday night college girls (and Monday too, but I’m about to talk about Tuesday) and tonight after Jess talked about Andy Stanley’s Most Important Question series, we decided that bad decisions aren’t an island. We don’t go from no decision to really bad decision in 0 to 60. It’s more like a series of itty bitty, I barely noticed I made this decision, bad decisions.
So, we challenged ourselves. Forever but specifically, for this week; let’s be wise.
We are going to take a look at our decisions. Those itty bitty ones that lead to oh my! big ones. And we’re going to see what the effect is, of being wise and all, in the choices we make. I challenge you to do the same. Let me know how it works out for you.