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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Relationship Building!!!

Philippians 3:10-14
"that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

Making choices defines our relationship with God. That relationship is often challenged by other people, our scheduled, and our poor choices. Debbie Sumstad Petras writes in her blog, "Heart Choices" the following thoughts:
In order to grow in any relationship, you need to spend time together.

So, pour a cup of tea, coffee or your favorite beverage and find a place where you'll be alone and talk to God and ...listen.

Maybe you have to set your alarm so you wake up a bit earlier than your children or before you have to get ready for work. It may only be a short time to begin with. But start with some time each day.
  • Ask the Lord for direction for your day.
  • Give Him your to-do list and ask for the time to complete what He has for you this day.
  • Submit your day to Him asking for His strength and guidance.
  • Ask for His wisdom to discern whether an interruption is a distraction or something sent from Him.
There may not be enough hours in the day to complete your to-do list. There may not be enough time to be super "whatever you are".

Just start by submitting this day to the Lord. Allow Him to work in and through you to impact others He has for you ...in this season of your life. It is then that He will make you effective and purposeful.

I totally agree and require regular reminders. God has and is continually, intentionally seeking and loving my attention to Him. Thus, it is my purpose to intentionally seek His presence in my life. You know I love ya, Don 

1 comment:

Debbie Petras said...

Sometimes it's good to look back at things we write. I am just now reading this Don. Thank you for sharing my words. I always write about what I too am learning so maybe I needed to read this again today.

God bless you and happy thanksgiving.