To begin with, what is a relationship?
According to the Oxford dictionary, it is “the way in which two or more people or things are connected” or “the state of being connected.” I believe ‘connection’ is the keyword here.
Relationships are multifaceted. Family, friends, partners are all examples of the different dynamics of relationships we can engage in. Love draws us closer together to have a deeper & fruitful connection with another. Hatred, however, draws us further away from each other and fosters a broken connection.
So, what is true love & where can it be found? Seeing as it is pivotal for a healthy relationship dynamic, it’s a question worth asking.
I believe we search for connection, but often times connect in the wrong places. Turning to outlets that only provide temporary satisfaction, joy & happiness. Searching for fulfillment in the world that only God can provide for us continually.
Jesus Christ Himself says “I am the vine, you are the branches, He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NKJV)
Jesus here is saying to us that only He is the source of life and if we are disconnected from Him, it is impossible to bear ‘fruit’. The branch that falls off a tree does no longer receive nutrients to grow. Can we charge our phone if it’s not plugged in? It’s the same with us if we remain disconnected with God, our growth will be stunted.
I would like to elaborate on what is meant by ‘fruit‘ & why I’m stressing the importance of it.
God says “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace…” (Galatians 5:22a NKJV). So essentially, when we spend quality one on one time with Jesus (Matt 6:6) our life will begin to cultivate love which will flow through to all our relationships.
It is impossible to truly love others until you yourself have been loved first. Some of us don’t believe that we could truly be loved or accepted. Fortunately, God has already loved us first (1 John 4:19). Despite our continual sins, He has sent His Son to die for our sins so that we can be reconciled back to our Father in Heaven (don’t worry, I’ll expand in the future). What greater act of love is there than to die for another?
This is one of the reasons I’m inviting you to have a relationship with Him so that you can know for yourself.
God is able to heal the pain that sometimes we didn’t even know we had. “He heals the broken-hearted & binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3), that’s why it’s so important to let Him into our lives so that He can heal & transform us. He gives us the strength to overcome our weaknesses & free us from the cycles of life we can only dream to overcome.
Imagine you have a friend. The more time you spend with them, the more you begin to rub off on each other. Before you know it, you’re using their slang & they’re using yours. You take your time to listen & make sure you’re not hurting their feelings? Why? Because you value their friendship.
Just like any relationship, you must spend quality time in order for the union to grow. The more time we spend with Him, we will become more like Christ.
We all have questions about life & God has answers. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7 NKJV)
Why not start the journey today? If you would like to, pray the following out loud:
“Lord Jesus, I know about you but I don’t truly know who you are. I want to know you for myself and know the truth about you. I repent of my sins & ask for you to forgive me. Please give me a revelation of your love & lead me into a fruitful life. In Jesus name, Amen.”
This is a huge topic, but I’ve tried to condense it as much as I possibly could 😀
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