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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Relationships

Today, I want to give you something to think about --

As I was praying and doing my devotional today, my heart was heavy about the word RELATIONSHIP! Why you ask? What does relationships really mean? So I went and looked up the definition of relationship. . .

Relationship - a particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other; the condition or fact of being related; connection by blood or marriage; a romantic or sexual involvement.

Now after reading that definition, I have come to the conclusion that relationships are hard WORK! I also think it takes TWO not one, but it does not always happen that way. If it is husband and wife it takes TWO! If it is mother and daughter it takes TWO! If it is friend and friend it takes TWO! If it is man and God it takes TWO!

If you spend much time around a Christian, sooner or later you will hear the phrase having a personal relationship with God. When first hearing such a phrase, any person will ask (with good reason) how someone is supposed to have a "relationship" with a being they have never met, can not see, and have not heard.

Once the relationship is started by getting right with God, you need to make the second step and develop your new relationship into a personal relationship. A good way of showing what a personal relationship is can be illustrated by showing you what it is not.

What about having a personal relationship with a being you have met, can see, and have heard? The second step, developing your NEW relationship into a PERSONAL relationship can also apply to a human relationship. What are your thoughts? Let me hear from you ...

In His Grace!

2 comments:

Marylou said...

To develop a relationship, you must make a commitment of time and energy.

No relationship can deepen and mature if the two parties don't spend time together and get to know one another better.

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