Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dating Well and True Love

Dating Well and True Love

Relationship is like fire, potential for good or bad, joy or hurt
In a  relationship you give the other a license to hurt you

Love is not just a feeling, it is a discipline, a commitment 1 Cor 13

God first - 1 John 4:19

If  you're dating and don't see yourself getting married, STOP!

Know your role

Eph 5:21-25

Man love your wife as Christ
If you're dating, you're in it for what you can give her

Woman, respect and submit, give opinion



taken from sermon series Boy Meets Girl: Dating Well & True Love, The Shore , Austin Adams 13 Feb 2013

When and Who to date?

When and Who to date?

When:
Not now!
Not when it feels right
Not because they like you
Not because your friends are dating

When?
When you are obedient to your parents and guardians about it Eph 6:1
When you are actively seeking God first in your life Mat 6:33
When you are loving God with all your heart and all your strength Mat 22:37
When you know the "who" in them

NB: Dating well is better than dating early

Who:
Not because of how they look Prov 31:30
Not only because of how we feel about them

Who?
Date a follower of Christ 2 Cor 6:14
Date a person that loves God as much as you (or more than you, but in the right way)
Date a person in a similar age range that is easy to get to know them
Date a person your parents and friends are "generally" okay with

taken from sermon series Boy Meets Girl:When & Who, The Shore , Matt Humber 06 Feb 2013

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Anxious

Father, You said not to be anxious
I commit my finances to You, increase my salary 5 digits Lord
I ask for direction and wisdom
You have heard my plans, yet not my will
I will work hard, guide me
Help me find rest in you
Let me not be purturbed when I cannot see her
I trust You

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Il faut qu'on parle

..... minutes after 12pm phone rings

....wait for me, we need to talk

.......okay, sure

I wait and wait and wait

Finally she arrives

we talk about je veux sortir avec toi and then i realise

.... i really love her enough to let her have the best even if it were not me

I love you

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Je veux sortir avec toi

In the early hours of today i was feeling sad at the thought i wasn't going to see my cherished friend for about three days.

More importantly i wanted to let her know that i still feel love, passion, attraction, enchantment, ... for her and really look forward to a life long stay with her.

I rallied up confidence and told her to expect me in the morning.

I waited for her...

She arrived...

I went up to her... still on my bike... she was in a hurry to go to her office...

I told her she looked beautiful... i started perspiring... i mustered courage and said...

I want to date you

(rendez-vous amoureux)
.......

........

she nodded... , but she had to leave to attend to work......

I waved and left for work....

Hours later....

she calls to meet

... i arrive, and we discuss the morning

agreement is reached on the exact meaning

happy day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The fear of the Lord

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 NIV

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord .
Proverbs 19:14 NIV

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Proverbs 20:1 NIV

Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
Proverbs 20:6 NIV

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
Proverbs 20:13 NIV

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:3 NIV

Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.
Proverbs 21:17 NIV

Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
Proverbs 21:23 NIV

Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
Proverbs 22:17 NIV

Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
Proverbs 22:22 NIV

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,
Proverbs 22:24 NIV

Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
Proverbs 22:26 NIV

Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.
Proverbs 22:28 NIV

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.
Proverbs 22:29 NIV

Dating Well and True Love

Dating Well and True Love Relationship is like fire, potential for good or bad, joy or hurt In a  relationship you give the other a licen...