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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

28 April 2014

PAIRINGS - Experiencing God - Love Relationship With God

We've just begun a sermon series at my church about RELATIONSHIPS (see below). We all have relationships. I like the idea of re-visiting how we are living out those relationships. It's always a good idea to reflect upon being the best ME I can be :) The initial relationship I need to cultivate is my relationship with God.
Why GOD first?
Because when lives are centered on God, we're best prepared & equipped to face life and all that it throws in our paths.

"Your love relationship with God prepares you to be involved in His work
by developing in you a God-centered life." 
~ Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God

What are you doing to work on the relationships in your life??

About my church sermon series...
RE:fresh / RE:lationships Sermon Series: April 27 – June 29“It is amazing how the Bible gives us practical, historical examples for many of today’s diverse relational issues. Together we’ll examine critical relationship principles through the lives of some functional, and quite dysfunctional scriptural families. No matter what your family situation, prepare for improved relationships in the upcoming sermon series.” – Rev. Rolland Daniels

Linking with Ann Voskamp - A Holy Experience today... 


  1. Hi Indiana girl,

    Hmm, that's a good quote by Blackaby "Your love relationship with God prepares you to be involved in His work by developing in you a God-centered life." --I'm processing that with you today.

    Jennifer Dougan

  2. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer :) I loved that Blackaby quote! I'm grateful for the reminders that God places in our paths... to enjoy the journey with HIM!!

    1. Hello Indiana girl,

      Just saying hello.

      Jennifer Dougan

    2. Thanks Jennifer :) Hello to you... I enjoy your posts & your encouragement!!

  3. I love the quote! This is a great series to contemplate. I have been learning that our relationships are the refining process that draws us closer to God and makes us more like Christ. We can choose to be intentional in them or we can choose to let them be limited. We will see the fruit of our consistency either way. Yet because God is intentional to meet with us, we need to be willing to be intentionally gracious to others.

  4. Dawn... I read your most recent post & it seems like God has both of us on the same page right now :) I love what you say... "we will see the fruit of our consistency either way." BEING INTENTIONAL in relationships is KEY!! Blessings today!! c