Our relationship with God is made possible through Jesus Christ:
John 14:19-21 (NLT) 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. 20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Our relationships should not compromise our faith:
2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT) Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?
We are unified with all believers in God’s family:
Ephesians 2:21-22 (NLT) 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
Our relationship with Christ is deep and abiding:
2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NLT) 11 This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. 13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.
Our relationship with Christ makes us children of God:
1 John 3:1 (NLT) 1 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If we try to find lasting joy in any human relationship, it will end in vanity, something that passes like a morning cloud. The true joy of a man's life is in his relationship to God.” Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World.