The Weather of Relationships

Just like the weather in Arkansas, things change. Sometimes they change quickly. Just this evening the weather was hot and dry with dust blowing in from Africa of all places. The weatherman had warned us, but really? Africa? Sure enough. Then the thunder and lightning began just at dusk. When we went out to wave the last of our children good bye for the evening my hubby noticed the rain gutter bucket was full of muddy water!

A relationship that seems clear and perfect can run aground without anyone really doing anything. Personalities, differences of opinions and just plain humanity can muddy the water. We often lament these relationships and wonder what WE did wrong. When all the time it may just be God, getting them on to their destiny or even moving them out so we can get on to our destiny.

Oh beloved, when it comes to relationships it’s important to keep first things first. Be clear about your walk with Christ. Keep this relationship fresh and clearly flowing by spending time with Him and in the Word.

The relationship God gives us through the gift of Christ on the cross shows us the way to walk in faithfulness and love no matter how stormy our relationships can be. Real relationships, like marriage, can only be weathered by putting Christ first. Ultimately, the only relationship that you can hold tightly onto forever is your relationship with God.

By putting Christ first, He will help you see clearly when things seem off kilter, so you can do your best to set things right. It’s not always our fault, but we are representatives of Christ, so we do our best to make things right. Sometimes even when we didn’t do a thing.

God loves you and He’s for you!  Remember those words apply to everyone else in your life. It’s okay to be second fiddle to Him and walk in that grace and love towards everyone knowing that you are living in the light of His Glory and Grace!

Hebrews 13: 1, “Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.”

Psalm 133: 1, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

Romans 12: 10, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

2 Corinthians 13: 11, Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

 

 Rebekah Beene