Hope and pray that all is well. Where did the time go? We’re almost half-way through the year and I’m wiser, stronger, and better than before. So with all that being said, I would like to wish myself a very Happy Birthday!
Let’s jump right in, shall we? Today’s focus is on relationships. That’s right. We can’t do life alone. Don’t get me wrong, we can; but life can be so much sweeter if you have a husband/wife, significant other, family, friend, or someone to simply connect or relate to. In short, relationship is a connection.
At some point, we need to take inventory of our relationships. Think about all that it takes out of us to grow, maintain, and cultivate each and every relationship that we form. Friends, don’t be deceived, the most important relationship starts with our Heavenly Father. Some may not agree, and that’s okay. I’m definitely not here to argue, but to simply share His love, mercy, and grace.
My prayer is that all of my readers, will take into consideration where they will spend Eternity, for this life on Earth is only temporary. The only reason I can boast and brag in Him is because I have my own personal relationship with Him. It’s nowhere near perfection, but I have one. Consider the following and know that it’s not the be-all and end-all approach but can be used as a tool to get us all started in the right direction of healthy relationship(s).
- Is God at the center of the relationship?
-The key is for both parties involved to have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
- Is there love for God, self, and each other according to 1 Corinthians 13?
- Is there a mutual covenant involved?
–Literally, a contract. In the Bible, covenant can be defined as the conditional promises made to humanity by God. It can also be defined as the agreement between God and the ancient Israelite’s, in which God promised to protect them if they kept His law and were faithful to Him. The fundamental difference between covenants and other agreements is the relationship established between the covenant makers.
- Are both parties loyal to God, self, and each other?
- Is there sacrifice involved?
–In a healthy relationship, sacrifice is not just made by one person, ideally it should be mutual. Reciprocity should also be a constant in the midst of the relationship.
- Emotional Attachment
-It’s important to decipher the difference between connections vs. attachments. Think about it. You can easily attach yourself to someone, and someone can attach themselves to you, but it doesn’t make it right or healthy. It’s advisable to have a healthy sense of introspection to determine if goes beyond being unnatural or unfavorable.
Until we meet again, I love you to life!
The Risen Warrior
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