WIRED FOR RELATIONSHIPS

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John 14:23 ESV – If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

 

Gen 1:27 KJV – And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

 

Scripture is punctuated with statements that attest to the fact that we are wired for relationships. We are relational beings. We relate with ourselves, with family, friends, colleagues and God! Yes, God. He’s not just a big man up there directing planet earth with a big wand. He’s not dissociated from His creation. When He made man in His image and likeness, He was not left alone, but in the cool of the day, He walked in the in the garden to talk to man: there was a relationship.

 

Happiness is found in relationships.

 

God was in a relationship with man from the beginning. But when man sinned, the relationship was broken and God had since been looking for a way to restore him.

 

When Jesus came and lived among us, he showed us the keys to a lasting relationship – love, sacrifice, communion – he formed relationships with people, connected to them and changed their lives.

 

Most importantly, He connected us back to a relationship with God that will last for eternity, where we will worship Him, gaze at His majesty and enjoy His glory forever.

 

Before then, God wants us to relate with Him so that He can rub off his character on us and change our lives. He can give us the right virtues needed to relate well with family, friends and even people who we do not know, expressing love to them in its purest form and impacting their lives for good.

Do you have a personal relationship with God?

Have a great weekend,

Toluwanimi.

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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