The base of our soul, the cornerstone of life. It’s all built on relationships, relationship with our creator, relationship with the circle of people we’re given to be with on our journey.
When I see the word “relationship” I see two words, relation, and ship. Are we all, “ships passing in the night” and as our ships sail we stop here and there to relate to our fellow human beings? Were we made by our creator to build and enjoy relation-ships?
I’ve heard it said often ”people are searching for healthy relationships.” just what is a healthy relationship? In my existence, I can share that I spent many years in pain and self-medication, and at that time had what I consider unhealthy relationships. No-fault of the people around me, it was all on me. My life was toxic and crumbling right before my very own eyes.
Here’s something to ponder, ”even if you don’t acknowledge our Lord, you have a relationship with him!” You have too, there is no way around it, he’s the Father waiting for you to come home from wherever your ship has sailed and docked.
Do we have a relationship with ourselves? I believe so, my life came to a point where I looked in the mirror and despised that relationship! Have you ever been there, have you ever asked yourself ”how did I get here?” For me, I really didn’t know how I faded into who I was. Things in life can happen that way, a slow fade over time, a degree off course for our ship, and after a while our relation-ships fall apart. Our relation-ships become unhealthy! Sadly many relation-ships never recover from a ship that has veered off course.
Gods word says we need a relationship with our Lord.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
And we are to have a relationship with our fellow lovers of Christ.
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
There you have it, our Lord made us for relationships. When we build those relationships with him at the center.. nothing will break them apart!!!