When God placed it on my heart to do a blog series about relationships, I thought I had heard Him wrong. I explained to God that I have no authority to write about relationships with people because I fail miserably at them. I mean miserably.
Then He whispered to me: that is why you need to do this. I need to dig in to scripture to see what God wants for me and my relationships with others. And I believe if this is a need that I have on a personal level, it may be a need that you or someone you know has as well. Also, I may not have the authority to write about relationships – but God does, and He equips those of us He calls.
God never meant for us to do life alone. He said in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” Unfortunately, no matter if we are talking about family, marriage, parenting or friendship – relationships are tough.
I am the girl who has had a hard time making friends and an even harder time keeping them. I am the girl who is still in shock that she is married after driving away so many others before. I am also the girl who constantly prays to not mess up her kid’s life with the things she does.
Been there, anyone?
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT).
God is a God of relationships. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all in relation with one another. He wants us to rely on each other and love one another so we can learn more about His character. What an amazing God we have.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing others into our lives so we don’t have to do life alone. Thank you for allowing us to learn about you and your character through our relationship with others. Please help me grow this relationships in a way that glorifies You. Amen.
Discussion: What are your biggest struggles when it comes with relationships with others?
Memory Verse: “A triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
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