Relationships that Bind

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Bible, God, Love
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John 8:12

King James Version (KJV)

 12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

There are relationships and acquaintances. Relationships are ones that take two or more people to work together. Relationships are meant to get to know one another. Relationships use the word know. Know, at the deepest definition of the word is intimacy. With an acquaintance you will not have true intimacy. True intimacy is one who will walk with you through the hard or good times. True intimacy will always keep you in the light.

What is your relationship with God the Father like? Are you on a one on one knowledge of Him? Do you know Him? I ask this because, I hear people talk about God like they know Him but I don’t see the relationship. I hear them say hallelujah but don’t see them persevering. I hear them quote scripture but I don’t see the results. Why? Because some people only have God as an acquaintance and not as a relationship.

Jesus said in John 8:12 that He is the light and if you follow Him you will not be in the dark. To walk in the light of life you must have a relationship with the one who is the light of life. A real relationship is built on trust and unity. Life is not always easy but that does not mean you have to live in the dark. Spend time with the Lord and get to know Him. He will keep you in the light of life. He will help you to build that trusting relationship with Him. God the Father, Jesus the Son, Holy Spirit our Comforter all work together as one. But all require a relationship of unity. If the Three in One did not work together then they would not be able to show us a relationship that is bound.

Remember it takes two to start a relationship. Relationships are meant to last for eternity. If you want your relationships to last, you should make sure your relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are on point. Develop your relationship with the Lord first and watch your other relationships develop into godly relationships. Remember relationships are built on trust and know. Know the difference between a relationship and an acquaintance. Relationships are ones that are always giving and receiving. Love is the true and solid ground. Acquaintanceship can give but for the most part, it’s about taking. It not all about receiving. Receiving is about giving without regard. Taking is about my needs only and not caring about others.

If you don’t feel like you have a good relationship with God, start today, it’s never too late. He desires for you to have an intimate relationship with Him. Get to know your Father God, you’ll be glad you did!

Scripture Study: John 8:12-19

Be Blessed!

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Comments
  1. Paul says:

    Pastor Phillip you have a mega brilliant weekend…Thanks for being a light in the darkness and exhorting us to come into relationship with the Lord. I’ve been meaning to do a study on 1 John 1:5-7 on, Light the nature and dwelling place of God. Thanks for your spiritual sensitivity and its great to see fellow brothers like yourself tuning into the spirit and sharing what the Spirit is saying on and offline.

    If others online could only tap into a working and sharing together, I’m sure great things would happen online, and to that end I’ll belive God

    Paul.

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