Define the Relationship

Sitting on a pew as the Sunday morning sun shines through a stained glass window will not send you to heaven.  Sitting on a stool as the Saturday evening sun wraps the local pub in its halo will not send you to hell.  It is your relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, which defines your future.

Opening the doors and switching on the lights, vacuuming the carpets and scrubbing the toilets, singing in the choir and teaching the children at your local house of worship will not make you a good person.  Attending religious services only on holy days and holidays, or attending not at all, will not make you a bad person.  It is your relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, which determines your present.

Being innocent with an unblemished record, always doing the right thing and never being caught in anything doesn’t set you up for a past void of the need for redemption.  Being convicted and found guilty of all manner of misdemeanors and felonies, always doing the wrong thing and continuously being punished in everything doesn’t set you for an irredeemable past.  It is your relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, which interprets your past.   

Because of Love, there is a future worth looking toward.  Because of Love, there is a present worth living in.  Because of Love, the past no longer has to be this moment in time. 

Because of a relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, the fear of tomorrow should never rob you of the joy and the promises of what lies ahead.  Because of a relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, the provision within today is sufficient, abundantly so, for all that matters for today.  Because of a relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you, your past can become glorious within redemption and by restoration of Love.

Define the relationship with the One Who is Love, the One Who loves you.  Your hope for tomorrow, your purpose for today and your worth in the past will drastically be different if you have one, or if you don’t. 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Define the Relationship

  1. I learned about that special relationship with god later in my life. I used to say just the prayers I was taught as a child. One day I just started talking to Him and there started my special relationship with Him.

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