I love when the Lord introduces a relationship in my life that is genuine, honest and in love with Him. Friendship is important. Honesty is a characteristic in friendship that seems to be dissipating slowly because I don’t see it very often anymore. Relationships are important in general – but especially those closest and most genuine to us such as our spouses, family members and maybe even a life long best friend. You would do anything for them, even put yourself in discomfort temporarily if it means happiness for them. Everyone else around us probably fits into the acquaintance category. These are the people you see in your day-to-day schedules, say hello to, never speak outside of those functions but you are friendly (or cordial) when you do see them.
Which of these is your relationship with the Lord? Are you married to Him? Or do you just say hello to Him if He passes by? If your answer is the later… I urge you to rekindle or discover a marriage with Him. Developing a relationship and giving your life to Jesus does not make life’s problems disappear; however, it does help in dealing with them. Jesus Christ is not a way of having a problem free life – it just gives opportunity to have someone there who can help you through it, who has been through it, who can offer a shoulder to cry on, words of wisdom on how to deal with something, or someone who will just listen as you cry or talk. Whatever you need He is there for you… you just have to say the words: Lord, I give my life to you. All of it. Please forgive me for my past sins and come into my heart. Live in me. (Or something similar, these words do not have to be spoken verbatim).
So I ask you again, which of these is your relationship with the Lord? Which do you want it to be? You might just have to walk away from some things to have Him. Are you willing? Just my closing thoughts for the night. A blog is brewing on servant leadership that I’m sure will come shortly. He’s working and moving in my life! And teaching me some amazing things. I hope He is doing the same in yours. What has He done for you today?!
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Mt 22:36-40)