Saturday, 17 December 2011

Failure is Not Final


“...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead”
(Phillipians 3:13, NIV)

Are you down on yourself today because of past mistakes you’ve made or because you’re not where you want to be in life? God knows every poor choice, every difficulty, every wrong turn you may have made, and He’s already planned your comeback! In scripture, Jonah took a detour, so to speak. It took him a little bit longer, but because he called out to God, because he believed, God not only rescued him, but God got him to his final destination.
Friend, know today that failure is not final. God always has the final say. Mistakes don’t have to keep you from your destiny. God’s plan can override every setback. Your world may be in turmoil today in a relationship, in your finances or health. But know this: not only will God rescue you; He will set your feet on a rock and lead you to your final destination in life. Remember, the promise He placed on the inside of you didn’t go away because you had some personal failures. No, that failure is only temporarym but His Word remains forever! Keep hoping, keep believing because He will move you into the blessing and victory He has prepared for you!


Father God, thank You for Your hand of victory and blessing that is on my life. Today, I shake off the past, I shake off failure, I shake off poor choices and trust that You are restoring me and leading me into the plan You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Email Etiquette for Dating Christian Singles

If you're interested in a particular person's dating profile, and you want to contact them via email, then here are a few dating advice tips on email etiquette that will help you succeed.
  • Don't give out your regular email address too soon.  Once someone has your name, it's easy to track your location.
  • Speak the Truth in love.  As single christians, remember that the foundation for all our emails and online communications should be speaking the truth in love (Eph 4:15) with wholesomeness (Eph 4:29).
  • Have something to say.  Whether you are meeting face to face or through email, having good conversation starter skills will help you connect with the other person, while helping you ascertain whether they are a match for you as well.
  • Keep it Real.  If you are writing your first email, don't send a form letter.  Believe me, singles can tell when they've been spammed.
  • Always leave them wanting more.You're writing a dating letter not a novel, so keep it brief, warm and to the point.  Even if you do not have the time to respond as you would like, acknowledging the other party's initial email with a little note, and explaining you will get back shortly is decent email etiquette.
  • If after having several email conversations with a potential mate, you decide to end the communication, appropriate etiquette would dictate that you sendoff an email explaining the situation.