Monday, August 29, 2011

Your First Dating Experience (#PowerandPurpose)

First and foremost, a true relationship means having a spiritual connection with God's intimate love, which flows through your life and then into the lives of others.  When Eve entered the scene, it was Adam's relationship with God that enabled him to know how to treat her as his friend and his wife.  In other words, his spiritual relationship with God was first set in order before any human connections were established.

So how is your relationship with the Lord?  Relationships are good for us because they show us where we are spiritually and what we need to do in order to get where God wants us to be.

Excerpt from "The Revelation of Your Relationships" by Deborah Dukes

Monday, August 22, 2011

Highly Sensitive Information

Even when you share your faults and frustrations with a true friend, you rest assured knowing that your reputation is protected and your secrets are safe with them.  If you did not trust a person, I highly doubt you would tell them sensitive information because you would be unsure of what they would do with it.  The reason you experience less hesitation in sharing things with true friends is because you believe in the love they have towards you...  Having someone trustworthy to talk to is a blessing to you because instead of using the information to gossip, spread your business, or judge you, a true friend will look beyond your faults, still see greatness in you, and go to God in prayer believing Him to turn your situation around. ~Deborah Dukes, "The Revelation of Your Relationships"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Establishing a Truthful Relationship (#PowerandPurpose)

Relationships are a major part of our lives.   However, friendship are one of the most influential relationships that exist.  In every person lies a spiritual tie or connection that will either pull us away from or push us towards our purpose in Christ.  For this very reason, a true friend is one of the most precious assets you could possibly have in your life.  Being connected to a person who genuinely cares for you and embodies the love of God, ultimately pushes you towards your assignment in Christ. ~Deborah Dukes

Excerpt from "The Revelation of Your Relationships" by Deborah Dukes

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Dating GPS (#PowerandPurpose)

It is important to know that the person you are dating loves God and they are going in the same direction in Christ.  You don't want to be connected to someone on a totally different course from where God is taking you.  That should be a clear sign that they are not the one for you.  Dating should be fun and enjoyable, but never compromising to your relationships with God.  So, if they are not routed into God's GPS system for your destination, don't waste your time... move on! ~Deborah Dukes, "The Revelation of Your Relationships"

Monday, August 1, 2011

Desperate Dating (#PowerandPurpose)

Don't be so desperate if you see someone you're interested in, let them get good and saved first!  Many times, the person has barely walked through the church doors, and as soon as they open their eyes after the prayer of salvation, there you are - winking, blinking and nodding!  Understand that what God has for you is for you.  Don't rush things.  Give them some time to get free from their past and delivered from struggles, habits, and addictions.  They don't need any distractions; they just need Jesus right now!  So allow God to do His perfect work in their life.  Let them learn how to love the Lord with all their heart, mind and soul, and to build a consistent relationship with Him, which ultimately will be better in helping you reach your fullest potential. ~Deborah Dukes, "The Revelation of Your Relationships"