Open to God – Deepening Your Faith
While Looking for Love
“The Most Important Resource that Committed Christians Looking for Love should possess”
Looking to find your soul mate as a Christian should be completely different for committed Christians than for people who have no faith. That’s because as Christians we have a relationship with the living God and letting him speak into our lives and direct them is the wisest thing we can do. We should be OpentoGod.
But when it comes to looking for and finding a relationship, letting God into this area of our lives (being OpentoGod) can be really hard. For starters we don’t receive much teaching about it in our churches and we’re lucky if our parents have provided us with good teaching about the subject that is Biblical based.
We know from the Bible, from Psalm 127:1 that unless the Lord builds the house, we labour in vain and perhaps this is one of the causes that many single Christians find it hard to find their soul mate. If you’re in this position, perhaps you’ve been relying on your own resources. Perhaps you haven’t let God into this area of your life, or more likely, although you pray about finding someone, it doesn’t go much deeper than that and you really don’t know how to let God fully into this part of your life.
Don’t worry you’re not alone! Many Christians who are looking for love are in the same boat.
And that’s exactly why I commissioned and have produced the first of its kind, incredibly exciting resource called ‘OpentoGod – Deepening your faith while looking for love’. ‘OpentoGod’ is a resource to enable all types of ‘single’ Christians come closer to God through studying what His word has to say on topics in this area.
It’s written by a lady called Sheila Jacobs – a lady very close to God and who is very well respected in the Christian community. It’s a resource we believe is inspired by God and his desires for us all to come closer to him and we know it has the power to change lives quite dramatically.
The ‘OpentoGod’ resource is not about friends1st and it’s not about membership of an introduction agency. ‘OpentoGod’ is primarily all about you and God, your relationship with Him and allowing Him to be involved in your search for a soul mate.
The ‘OpentoGod’ resource consists of 18 sections of written material, individually produced both in magazine format AND as audio recordings. In each part of the materials there is an overview and food for thought on the topic, Bible passages to reflect on (using an ancient method of scriptural reading and reflection called Lectio Divina) suggested prayers and in the written format space for personal notes, and reproductions of Biblical paintings to aid reflections.
The ‘OpentoGod’ resource will be read, studied, listened to and used again and again as your life changes and progresses. As a result it’s designed to last.
“The ‘Open to God’ Box Set is a really helpful resource for putting Jesus at the centre of your search for a partner. The various chapters guide you through relevant Biblical material to reflect on the importance first and foremost of your relationship with Jesus, and how if you get that right, it is likely that the right partner will follow.
The resource encourages you to think about all aspects of a relationship, whether you are single, widowed or divorced, and helps to prepare you for the issues which may arise in any of those circumstances. It also offers guidance on the ‘difficult stuff’ of feelings of rejection, bereavement and low self-esteem.
The author offers passages from the Bible for careful reading, prayer and meditation – so called ‘Lectio Divina’ – which if you haven’t tried it, is a wonderful way to listen directly to how God is speaking to you personally in your current situation. She also offers some of her own responses to these passages, and her beliefs in respect of the most helpful priorities for finding a suitable partner.
Each chapter, from ‘Getting the Foundation Right’ and ‘Exploring the Empty Space’ to ‘God-Ordered Steps’ and ‘A Second Chance’ includes an introduction to the Bible passage (covering the theme of the chapter and a brief theology), a Bible passage by which to engage with God, suggestions of things to do to follow up from the period of reflection, and then a conclusion and prayer.
It provides a very reassuring means of exploring difficult issues around singleness and God’s will for one’s life, within a biblical context deriving from the historic tradition of pondering, savouring and reflecting on God’s living word as it relates to your everyday life. I have really benefitted from studying and using this resource and can highly recommend it for anyone searching for God’s will for the right relationship for them, their prospective partner, and their wider families.”Helen
The OPEN TO GOD BOX SET contains:
- The 18 parts of the resource – each produced in a magazine format
- Comprehensive introductions to each section
- Guidance notes on Lectio Divina – so you fully understand what it is and how best to utilise it
- Beautiful reproductions of paintings from Biblical stories to aid reflection
- A New Testament
- A CD interview with the author Sheila Jacobs. You’ll learn about her background, hear her amazing testimony, and how she got involved with the resource, and how it affected her. You’ll get her advice on how best to use it and her prayer for everyone who receives it.
- 4 Audio CD recording the whole resource so you can consume it by listening. Whether you’re at home listening on your CD player, or in your car, you’ll be able to access all the material in audio format.
- A solid slip case to keep all the written parts of the resource tidily together – enabling you to read each part sequentially or dip into which ever part takes your fancy at any particular time.
- A sturdy box to keep the whole resource together
Learn how to communicate deeply with God
Hear from God about your future
Find a deep inner peace and know how to go forward
There is nothing like this available in any bookshop or on – line store. This really is the first of it’s kind – and it’s been long awaited by Christians who want to let God lead, guide and direct this part of their lives but haven’t known quite how to let Him do that, beyond requesting His help.
Truly this is a very comprehensive resource.
I know it has God’s hand all over it.
I know it is life enhancing and life changing.
The Open to God Box Set contains 4 key sections:
Section 1 – Deepening Your Faith
There are 5 parts to this section. Part 1 starts with ensuring our foundation is right – our relationship with our Heavenly Father. Part 2 looks at the most important relationship of all – the one we have with Jesus and how all else follows from that. Part 3 explores the empty space that we desire to fill with a significant other. Part 4 shows us how to let go and let God take control of our future. And Part 5 explores how God desires us to live in the present – here and now, not encumbered by past hurts or disappointments.
Section 2 – Good Relationships
There are 3 parts to this section. Part 1 looks at the sort of relationship God wants for us and on the sort of person we are seeking. Part 2 looks at trust and obedience in the context of choosing and evaluating a potential partner. And Part 3 looks at the sources of help we might use, starting with God himself and then looking at other sources.
Section 3 – The Difficult Stuff
There are 5 parts to this section which addresses challenging issues, that many people on their own can relate to, or are likely to face. Part 1 looks at the issues around divorce, Part 2 focuses on forgiveness, Part 3 helps us to look at rejection and Part 4 considers bereavement (for us or others we may meet). Part 5 looks at self esteem and being truly real.
Section 4 – Addressing the Delicate Issues
There are 5 parts to this section which considers delicate issues. Part 1 looks at relationships with non Christians. Part 2 looks at so called ‘non-relationships’ where the commitment from both parties is not the same. Part 3 looks at sex and Part 4 looks at blended families. And finally, in Part 5 the resource looks at whether, all things considered, it’s OK to be single and how sometimes we have to truly and deeply come to terms with our singleness before the Lord will open a door to a relationship for us.
Regardless of your age, gender or background, if you’re single, separated, divorced or widowed and your are trying to live your life as a Christian, then you will find this resource life changing.
My prayer for you is that as you use, study, pray and reflect on the materials that this resource provides, you’ll grow closer to God, know more fully His great love for you, and find great peace in your search and finding of a loving human companion.