You are welcome to another new month in our year of Exceeding Grace, Strange Works! I want you to be rest assured that God is going to visit you this month. All through this month via the Word of God, I will be sharing with you, How to Build Successful Relationship.
Today, I want to start by looking at what relationship is and why we need to build a successful one. Relationships are vital to destiny. Your association defines your destination. The relationships you keep never leave you the same; they either add to you or take away from you. They either increase or decrease you.
We get involved in relationships at one level or another, on a daily basis, that is why they are powerful. The Word of God says:He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20). The scriptural understanding of how to build and keep sound, healthy and Godly relationships is very vital in the fulfilment of destiny.
To relate means to connect. It means to contact and interact. To relate means to be involved in or with; to connect, to interact, to link up and to be involved in. Therefore, relationships can be defined as the way in which two or more people connect. A successful, strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best requirements in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, mind and connections with others. Relationships are investments, the more you put into it, the more you get in return.
In order for you to build successful relationships that will positively influence your life, you must have a full knowledge of the reasons why God wants us to be involved in relationships.
There are two basic things that you must understand here: First, God by nature is involved in relationships. The Bible says: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (1 John 5:7). There is a powerful relationship between the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Bible says that these three are one. That is, they agree in one. This is a vivid picture of God’s relational nature.
In the Garden of Eden, God related well with Adam, before the fall of man. Out of His relationship with him, God knew that Adam would need a helpmeet for the work in the garden and for companionship. Also, on the day they ate the forbidden fruit, He came in the cool of the day to see to their welfare. God believes in relationships and He Himself is into strong relationships. If He is involved in relationships, then, it is necessary for us to also get involved.
Second, Man is created to relate. Genesis 1:27 says: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Man is created in the image of God; therefore, he is expected to relate and connect. Nobody can ever live successfully in isolation. We all need one another. You need people to help you get to where you are going in life, no matter what level you find yourself. You cannot live in an Island of your own, no matter who you are.
Every part of the body works and relates together (Ephesians 4:16), so also you are created to relate. In actual fact, man is created to be inter-dependent and that includes you. God made man to …dwell together… (Psalm 133:1).
To effectively build a successful relationship, being born again is the only sure foundation. To be born again, you have to confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready to be born again, say this simple prayer with me, in faith: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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