Life is all about relationships and how we deal with people. God Himself is more interested in relationships than anything else! Matthew 5:23-24 says, “Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the alter, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the alter and go; first to be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.” He is more interested in us having right relationships than He is receiving our offerings. That is huge.
Matthew 22:37-39 says, “Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” The first and most important relationship is our relationship with the Lord!
He is calling us to dive completely into a love relationship with Him. His love is like an ocean and not a kiddie pool. He is not calling us to to stick our toes in and test the waters, or just to get in waist deep. But dive deep and be totally in. He wants our whole heart not just a piece of it.
We can’t love the people around us until we first receive that love from God and are willing to give it away. I want to encourage you to make a commitment this morning, to invest in your relationship with the Lord! Set aside time to talk, listen, and to love on Jesus. Jump into the Word of God and let it go deep. Watch how it will effect your attitude and the relationships that are most important to you. God bless you and I pray that you have a great Monday.
Lord, we love you! Thank you for first loving us!