Date with Destiny: 40 Devotions to Help You Find the Love You Need

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Based on Bishop Joseph Walker's powerful book:Date with Destiny: Find the Love You Need

Bishop Walker contends that finding the love you need only happens when you discover your true purpose for living.

Date with Destiny: 40 Devotions to Help You Find the Love You Need takes you through heartfelt, biblically inspired devotions that encourage and equip you for loving God's way.

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Overview

Based on Bishop Joseph Walker's powerful book:Date with Destiny: Find the Love You Need

Bishop Walker contends that finding the love you need only happens when you discover your true purpose for living.

Date with Destiny: 40 Devotions to Help You Find the Love You Need takes you through heartfelt, biblically inspired devotions that encourage and equip you for loving God's way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713217
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 1,038,447
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph W. Walker III is bishop of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee and Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. Bishop Joseph Walker is a popular preacher, who at the age of 24 began his pastorate at Mount Zion with only 175 members. Currently his ministry has grown to more than 26,000 persons with eight weekly services in three church locations.

Bishop Walker founded JWW Ministries, which has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to deserving college students. Bishop Walker is also the recipient of numerous awards, sits on the Board of the American Red Cross, and holds a post on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Dedicated to community interests and vowing never to abandon the Mount Zion neighborhood, Bishop Walker launched the New Level Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) in 2001. The NLCDC is committed to low-and moderate-income families and community economic development.

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Date with Destiny Devotional

40 Devotions to Help You Find the Love You Need
By Joseph W Walker III

Abingdon Press

Copyright © 2011 The United Methodist Publishing House
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4267-1321-7


Chapter One

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS BEGIN WITH LOVE

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. —1 John 4:7-8 NIV

When two people who love God come together, there is an assumption that His love toward them is the guiding paradigm by which they love each other. We should think of "love" as a verb, an action word that is best demonstrated through our behavior toward each other. When we share intimately with God, He teaches us the very essence of love. God cannot be separated from love, and love cannot be separated from Him.

If we learn to love as He loves, we are bound to that love even when disagreements arise. When two imperfect people get together there are bound to be some trying times. Trying times should not break you; they should make you better. They should move you to a deeper sense of commitment. Embrace the challenge and know that with God's love you will prevail.

Love is deeper than a feeling. Feelings are fleeting and inconsistent. Emotions have their place; however, it is so important that you not only feel love but also understand its true nature. God is the knowledge of love. To know Him is to know Love. You cannot adequately love your mate if you do not know God.

Love is based on knowledge. It is the kind of knowledge that wills itself to love beyond shortcomings and failures. God loves us, knowing everything about us. Isn't that amazing? He loves us, knowing what He knows. God loves us because He sees the potential that is within us. When others write us off, He yet believes in what is possible in and through us. When a couple moves toward destiny, they are vowing to love each other despite the challenges and struggles that lie ahead. A couple of destiny focuses more on the potential than on the problems.

In your relationship there will be many days you just don't feel like focusing on potential. So there has to be something concrete behind your feelings. Your commitment to each other and to God helps you through the difficult times. You've got to have something real that can stand the test of time. You've got to resolve in your spirit that the love of God in you is evidence of your relationship with God. Now it is your chance to demonstrate that love to each other.

LET'S PRAY Lord, thank You for loving us and helping us love each other. Please look upon us with Your divine favor and give us the knowledge that can come only from You; in Jesus' name. Amen.

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