My husband and I have been blessed to be able to share our relationship knowledge with others. Over the years, I find myself repeating the same four values and know for a fact that these are the keys to a healthy relationship.
When I was single, I always believed that one day I would get married and have children. However, I had no real prospects and at times felt discouraged, but I kept serving God and doing His works.
Mathew 22:37-39 says, Jesus replied: ‘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.’
Last Sunday, I was praying for guidance from God in regards to a close friend who was walking down a different road then myself. I was troubled because we were about to spend some time together and she wanted to do somethings I no longer did and I felt that she did not understand my journey. I also felt that we had been friends for a long time and I did not want to jeopardize our friendship. I started praying for the Lord to have his way in my life and for His will to be done hoping that he would have favor on our friendship.
So, why is it that we reach out to God when situations/relationships in our life are falling apart? We pray and ask God to make our mess okay. We pray and ask God to bless our relationship full of fornication and sin. We go to great lengths to make it work, but eventually it fails. And, we find ourselves bitter, angry, scorn and hurt wondering why God did not fix it. Um, God DID fix it!
The other day I was spending time with a friend, who I’ve known for many years. I thought about how I have changed so much since we first met and how he was unfortunately still the same. I glanced over at him and asked myself, “Are you supposed to be here in my life?” The answer was no.