Friday, 30 May 2014

An Insight Into Christian Dating

You will most likely be aware that in terms of dating, a Christian's view will be totally different to other people's from all around the world. They remain separated from the views which other societies deem as acceptable, such as to date as many people as you choose and then pick out the best to settle down with. What Christian dating really asks of you is to keep reserving all you have for that one person which you must believe God has destined for you to be with.  Therefore decisions involving dating or other certain invitations and other ad-hoc suggestions must not be taken lightly and really ought to be given a lot of thought while all the time also being prayerful.


It will only ever be faith that answers the question "How is it that others seem to find "The Right One" - without even trying?!"  I'm sure this will not have been the first time you've come across this question, but it is one that many still don't understand, including Christians who also have difficulties it.  Christians live their lives by the belief of God having placed a plan into their hearts, and because this plan is in their heart they will also desire it. They also believe that God has a plan for absolutely everyone, but also understand that some Christians will be destined to marry and others to remain single.  The way to be given guidance and an insight into your destiny is through constant prayer. One of the fundamental elements of a Christian dating relationship is for it to be founded upon friendship.

The reason Christians are advised to begin any relationship as friends is to ensure that they will really get to know each other first and for the future, having a good friendship will serve as a great starting block on which to build a deeper more intimate relationship as an exclusive dating couple. Christians are taught that it is advisable only to date a potential suitor from the same faith, however it is quite clear that with every 'single Christian' this does not hold firm. Often it is the case that Christian men and women who are dating those who do not share the same faith, actively encourage and sometimes succeed in bringing Jesus into the life of their partner.  For those of you currently in this situation, it is advisable to also seek helpful advice from a fellow Christian you trust and can talk to, and keep respecting the other person's feelings and well-being. You will find that by praying too, God will smooth out your road of any bumps.

To not participate in sex before marriage is a hard and fast rule in Christian dating. Therefore, most forms of close physical contact are not encouraged before one is married. Dressing appropriately for a date is something to also be considered, your clothing should not reveal amounts of flesh which could trigger off your partner's wild imaginations. Living amongst societies which seems to be so relaxed in their views and attitudes toward sex, it is no wonder that many single and dating Christians face frequent difficulties and struggle to remain within "the rules".  It is not to say that none are ever successful though, as many Christian couples manage to bypass these challenges and when married, will all tell you that the wait is most definitely worth it!

On the Internet today there are a huge number of Christian resources and websites who offer advice and guidance on many various Christian topics. In terms of dating help, fellow Christians also like to meet other singles by means of Christian dating websites, for some it is important to know that the people they will meet on those sites actually share the same love of God. By using a trusted Christian dating website you can feel easier and be happier about the people who make up its members.


Entrusting to God your success of having a loving relationship is something which a lot of people are not open to, and to some people from different parts of the world, Christian dating might seem quite uninviting and interpreted as a long process, but to get a relationship on the right path, it takes patience and prayers! Those Christians who do put their trust in God, will tell you - there is no greater entity in the universe to be writing your love story!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Angels Move on Your Behalf

“Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.”
(Psalm 103:20, NIV)

Did you know that when you speak words of faith, angels are commissioned to move on your behalf? The Scripture tells us that God gives His angels charge over us. That means, when God hears you declaring His Word, He says to the angels, “Do you hear what My child is saying? They are speaking faith. Angels, I have an assignment for you. Go down there and begin to turn the situation around.” And the angels obey His Word!

If we could pull back the curtain on the unseen spiritual realm, we would see a host of angels and heavenly beings watching over us. That’s why it’s so important to guard what we say because with our words, we either open a door for God and His angels to move on our behalf, or we open a door for the enemy and the forces of darkness.
Make the decision today to only speak words of faith and life over you, your home and your family. Declare God’s Word and His promises and let your words set the angels into motion to help you fulfill the destiny God has planned for you! 

Father, thank You for calling and equipping me. Thank You for giving Your angels charge over me to protect and guide me. I will declare Your Word over my life and choose to honor You in all I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.