Strengthening Our Covenant Relationships

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Uncategorized
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God must always come first in any relationships that we are involved in so we all must be aware of and strive to keep God first and let Him lead your relationship. As long as both persons in a relationship love Jesus more than they love themselves they will find that they will be able to withstand the fiery arrows that the enemy shoots their way.

Whenever tough times come we have to remember that if we keep Him first it will keep us from being selfish and prideful when we disagree with one another and also it will allow us  to remember why we came to care and love each other in the first place (pride and selfishness is truly what keeps most arguments alive and plants seed of destruction in what should be a Holy covenant). 

 Also, remember to forgive one another for perceived or actual wrongs and that a kind word when someone is angry can soften a heart of stone for we all must ask ourselves when offended by our significant other;  are we all not commanded to forgive as Christ has forgiven us?

When we let unforgiveness fester underneath the layer of our relationships it performs just as disease does when it penetrates our Earthly flesh.  Disease  and tends to destroy the skin of our Earthly body and unforgiveness can destroy the “skin” of the our relationships or at the very least it may leave scars that may last for a lifetime. 

Both parties in any relationship must first have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus individually for it is then and only then that we can learn to love our partner in the way that God commands us to and that is to love each other as He loves us.  This truth combined with allowing God to be the head of the relationship will can create a bond so strong that no force of hell will be able to stand against it. 

We as God’s chosen people must also us this take this time to be mindful of our responsibilities as believer’s in God’s word as it comes to what we should do when we see a relationship go wrong. 

When a relationship falters (be it a break up, divorce etc.,) it is not the time for us as follower’s of Jesus Christ to judge, gossip, debate or choose sides in the matter as mere men/women tend to do.  Upon the advent of these situations we must take time as believers to do as God’s word instructs us to do and that is to pray for God’s will to be done in that particular situation, for are we not men and women of God? 

We may not always know what has happened and what causes a family to devolve into chaos but we can ascertain that at some point that someone in the covenant relationship either intentionally or unintentionally stopped putting God first in their lives which almost always leads to unrepentant pride that can damage all that comes in contact with it.  Even the ones that we love. 

These failed relationships should be a reminder to all of those who are in covenant with someone to continue to seek Him and not our own way lest we give the enemy a foothold in our lives. 

I urge my brothers and sisters to always seek God in everything that you do but especially when choosing a mate because once you do so you must know your relationship will only be as strong as your bond with God is.  I also encourage you as a relationship unit to pray for and with each other to God for as the old adage goes “the family that prays together stays together”.

We as believers in the Truth should always remember to pray for each other and our pray for us all to have Godly relationships within the Church of our Living God because as Christians we are an Earthly representation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our relationships should inspire the rest of the world to seek Christ as the head of their own households or relationships. 

If the world has nothing to emulate from us because we are acting just like them in their eyes, how has the Kingdom of God benefited from our witness? Let’s all give the world something to really envy as we love our family as Christ loves us.

Be blessed today and give the one you are in covenant with a Holy hug and kiss!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

(Originally written on: Sept 13, 2010)

 

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