Getting ready for a dinner party can be quite exhausting at times even for the hostess with the mostess. Planning the menu from appetizers to dessert, drinks, entertainment, and of course, the table setting that always acts as your center piece is quite a check lists before your guests arrive. But sometimes, dinner for just one special person can be even more of a stressor simply because that one is so important they’re the only one on the guest list. As a single girl, there were many time my ‘plus one’ for dinner was just simply My Heavenly Father; lots of times it wasn’t even by choice. Whether it was dinner or breakfast, I soon realized those one-one-one dates not only became the best dates ever, but were used as a tool to show me how a real man should wine & dine me. God, who is the ultimate gentlemen in every way, spoke to my heart lovingly showing me how valuable I was and always pulled out the chair for me (in a matter of speaking)! His conversations were intriguing, he listened intently without having one eye on the television and He never forgot what I had told him. I quickly learned to look forward to our dinner dates and always gave my best to Him.
During those sweet dinners with that special one, He molded me into a wife that was worth finding, too, as I learned to respect Him, love Him, submit to Him and obey His word. It wasn’t all about my needs after all; it was about the journey to Him and Him shaping me into the Woman He had and has created me to be. I can’t imagine where I would be without those special dates with that one very special guest where I learned so much about life and His plan for mine.
Even today, I still have those one-on-ones, but they look more like early morning coffee dates. And even though they’re still sweet, tender moments, nothing will ever compare to the moments when there were no other distractions that only singleness provides. No matter what the circumstance though, having Jesus as your own personal ‘plus one’ is ultimately the best date you will ever have! Simply stated, He is the best Dinner for One you will ever plan for!
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