Good relationships is like walking a tight rope sometimes. It’s definitely a
developed skill. Learning how to avoid subjects that are not necessary is
a big Key (Politics and all that) because we have to learn to ask ourselves
“in the whole scheme of things’ how much does this really matter? In order
to function in our relationships there has to be give and take and two way
conversations. It’s not about one person being on top and the other at the
bottom. It’s not about one person feeling safe and not the other. Much is
needed in the form of communication and prayer, love and care, patience
kindness and all that stuff. the truth is there is times we don’t have time to
do all that with everyone so we make choices as to how we spend our time
(and who we spend it with). There are overly needy people who maybe need
to learn to get a grip and just let God be their friend at times. Every person
is different as my grandson Colton just told me at age 5 “not everyone is
the same grandma’ he said………wise words of a 5 year old.
Once we get the devil out of the way we can start talking. He has no right
to interfere with our relationship and we really do need to tell him to scram!
(Spiritual war fare 101) then we can get down to business.
I have learned standing up for Jesus doesn’t mean I have to talk about
him personally every minute of the day he knows I love him. He knows my
heart and he also knows that restoration requires peeling away the layers
of our very soul to see what makes us tick and why. He wants to do heart
surgery on us he wants to have US know what makes us tick and he wants
to show us how our thinking (in our very soul) at times is not always his best
for us or for others. I was thinking how the cross goes up and down (us and
our relationship with GOD) and across representing our relationship with
others. Without God in the midst of it all things just “don’t seem to work”
although we can speak truth without necessarily quoting a scripture every
minute of the day. I didn’t used to know this; but now I do.
what makes you tick (and why?) do you even know. One of Jesus’ names
is counsellor and I believe it (his name is counsellor) I remember this from
years ago and always seem to fall back on it. Please Father by your Spirit
be my counsellor” In Jesus’ name We pray! Amen -Laura Grace
Author of grace to Grow and other books available on Kindle.