Thursday, July 02, 2015

Made for Relationship (2 Corinthians 7:2-4)

Today’s scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:2-4

God created us for relationship, both with Him and with others. He could have made us solitary, independent beings that relied only on ourselves. But He didn’t do that.

And I, for one, am grateful.

I cannot imagine my life without my husband, my family, my friends. And I strive to be faithful and loving to each of them. I try not to wrong them. I certainly pray I don’t corrupt them. Nor do I want to take advantage of them.

Instead, I want to show confidence in them, and when they do great things, I want to boast in them. I support them in prayer and am always willing to offer a supportive shoulder or a listening ear. I want to comfort them, and when they offer the same shoulder or ear to me, I’m comforted in return.

And when the times of trial or affliction come—and they always do—I find great joy in knowing I have people to whom I can go who will pray for me. I find great joy in knowing I don’t have to carry my burdens alone.

Because God did not make me—and He didn’t make you—to be alone.

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