Relationship: the art of loving and being loved
Picture this!…I’ve just loaded up the checkout with all my groceries when I go to grab my purse…my heart sinks. It’s at home in another bag! How embarrassing! I ponder having to put them all back but then… I see my beautiful friend at the next checkout and I’m sure she will help me out! Yes! How thankful I am for loving people like Evette. This was not just a divine appointment, a God appointment, but an opportunity to connect, to serve, to love, to unite and show kindness. Relationships are so often the answer to many of life’s struggles. God brings the key people for key moments in our lives. We were not made to do life alone but were created for intimate relationship with God firstly, and then others.
God is in the business of bringing us together for a common purpose. When we are open for God to grow us relationally with others, we will not only bring joy to them, but we ourselves will be bubbling over with exuberant joy too! Take every opportunity to greet, thank, honour, love and serve those you come across. Who knows, you may even be entertaining angels! (Hebrews 13:2)
Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence. Proverbs 27:9 (TPT)