“Take Care of our Relationship with God”
John 14:21 (NIV)
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
Who do we try to please in our life? Your friends……Society……..God. It can be a trap to try and please people instead of God. We invest a lot of energy trying to please society and probably not enough energy trying to please God.
God says if we love Him, we will be obedient to His commands. This will keep our relationship with God in harmony. In 1 Samuel, it tells us that God desires our obedience over sacrifice.
1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV)
22 But Samuel replied:
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
One thing I have found out in my life. If I take care of my relationship with God, this filters down into my other relationships in my life. For example, when I am right with God, I am a better husband to my wife, I am a better father to my children, I am a better coworker, I am a better friend.
Seems simple!!!! Take care of your relationship with God and everything else will take care of itself.