Just one click on amazon.com produced over 295,000 books available for purchase on relationship. What does that say to you? It is clear that many of us are on the lookout for relationship advice. Sadly much of what is heard on the pop scene from middle school forward is some version of “just follow you heart” or “do whatever makes you happy.”
Even many of the more sophisticated books promote one version or another of self-centered approach to relationships. This sets many on a search for the perfect relationship or at least a better one! All we know for sure is the relationships we have is not what we hoped it would be when it began.
Back to the books. If I started today and ready until my last breath, there is no way to get through them on my hunt for better relationships. What really matters most when it comes to great relationship? Is it compatibility, honesty, respect, passion or something else? Take a moment and think about your best relationships. What was good about them? What as challenging? What was the key that makes them stand above the others? Can you boil it down the a single most important thing?
Could there really be one most important that can raise the level of any & every relationships we have? What do you think?
God says that there is…just take a look:
Col. 3:12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Many things contribute to good relationships. The core thing that matters most though is LOVE. Heart deep, other centered Christ anchored love. Look at your core list and see how they relate to this single focus of love.
What would it look like to make love a priority? Where would you start? How could this work?
Join us Sunday as we consider how to make a priority of the priority for the sake of all your ability to relate to others in growing love.I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on making love the priority focus of all our relationships. I look forward to seeing you This weekend!