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God wants us to pursue love not marriage. Marriage is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end. Marriage is the servant of love. If we are pursuing marriage we are pursuing the wrong thing because love, then becomes subservient to marriage. We start coming up with our own ideas of what love is. We don't allow the Lord to show us and teach us, through the relationships he gives us, what love actually is. Pursue love, not marriage. Pursuing love immediately does all sorts of wonderful things. It does away with the "Is this the one?" question, because that is not so important at this point. I am learning how to minister, how to build others up, how to be friends.
1 Corinthians 13
1 Love suffers long.
This reading taught me to pursue Love! God is love and he wants us to pursue love, to love and be loved. When we love God, we keep his commandments. When we love God, we are obedient. We must stay in any relationship we have in God, we must walk in love and we must stay when it gets tough.
This is something we all need to revisit quite often; I can speak for myself; love have been tainted by various circumstance, situations or problem for all sort of incidents, action from others and ourselves. We seek after things, people or places and not identifying the reason. Love is great and it is a wonderful experience when it is genuine, whether from you to others or from others to you. Over the years and experiencing the authentic Love from God, brings us into an action toward love in new perspective. Because I didn’t know how to love, yes as coming up in a home full of love, but with that, life can chip away from the love you once knew; but God, Thank you God for loving us so much, you sent your Only Begotten Son. We choose to pursue real love; then all else will follow. We will check our daily measure of love; check how we are showing authentic love toward all.
1 Cor 13:4-7
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
In pursuing love, acceptance — the quiet, slow process of revealing yourself to another person, is what enables us to take our masks off. It may be a difficult, even painful, experience, but it is rich, deep and fulfilling. Have you ever revealed yourself to another person and then had him or her begin to open up to you in a relationship of acceptance? You don't have to wait for marriage to experience that. You can start right now. We should be relating to all Christians in that way — brothers with brothers, brothers with sisters, sisters with sisters. We need to help each other take our masks off. Acceptance is the key to that.
Commitment — Not Just for Marriage
The second principle is commitment. This is sadly lacking in our brother-sister relationships. Many of us use the brother-sister relationship basically as a cop-out from responsibility. The way I see it for a brother, commitment is actually a taking-on of responsibility. (I am speaking primarily to brothers, now.) I've talked to many sisters who have been deeply hurt by this cop-out thing. I have talked to so many sisters who have been in friendships in which both parties have started to reveal themselves to each other, started to spend some time together, and then a kind of weirdness set in. This is really good, to revisit from time to time. Thank You Lord.
Ne'eman wow this is deep. I can relate to the lady about being burn by guys so you not so quick anymore to open to the next gentlemen. You been crush and hurt alot so being caustion is the next best thing to be. But i do agree that givem some time she would have come around having a friendship is nice company. I enjoyed this reading it was definitely for me.
Love is the key to God. We must commit our time and effort to him. The sameway we be committed to realationship with man we must be that same energy with God. So we must fight for our realatioshift with God because he is worth it. He died for us he saved us to be free and to live life with him by our side. We are able to perform healing and miracles.