Spiritual Thoughts Directory Page
This is the “Spiritual Thoughts” directory page, designed for the purpose of pointing you to some short but powerful lessons that will provide you with valuable information about God, and His word, and how He would have us to live. It works well to set up a schedule for yourself, to read one of these short lessons at least every week, and then try to put into practice the lesson learned, throughout that week. I will be adding new lessons regularly, and so every week you’ll have a new one to look at so you can try to pattern your life after God’s word. Please take advantage of these lessons based entirely on the bible. You’ll surely be blessed for doing so.
Click on any of the titles to be taken to that lesson.
Blessed Are They
Don’t Read This – Unless You Want To Go to Heaven
God’s Longest Day
How Do You View The Bible ?
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
Spiritual Thoughts – Thankfulness
The Narrow Minded Christian
Thoughts From A Treetop
What Must We Do – If we Expect To Get To heaven ?
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How can we begin healing a relationship?
Pray for me. Thanks for your insight on scripture.
HI Jim. You asked a good question, and a necessary question, because relationships are what our lives are made of. Relationships with one another, and our relationship with God. And I certainly will pray for you. And I’m going to go ahead and let God answer your question, by looking to His word for the answer. Something that is seldom understood, is that when our relationships with one another are bad, then our relationship with God also suffers. And therefore, if we desire to have a good relationship with God, we are obligated to first, fix any broken relationships that we have with others. The bible illustrates that fact in Mathew 5:23-24, with this example; “Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something agaisnt you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.”
And so I think we can conclude from this example, that the first thing we must do, to begin to heal a relationship, is to recognize our obligation to God, that we MUST heal that relationship, if we ever expect to be accepted by God. But once we realize that obligation to God, the bible is clear that the healing process with any relationship, must begin with love and forgiveness. We all at one time had a broken relationship with God, but He took the initiative to show His love, by sendign His Son to die for our sins, so that we could be healed, adn be brought back into fellowship with Him. It’s no different with healing our human relationships. The healing must begin with love for the other person. Even if they don’t respond immediately with the same love, it’s our responsibility to give our love first. Again, it’s just like our relationship with God; The bible says in 1 John 4:19; “We love him, because he first loved us.” Even though you might already know this, but 1 Corinthians chapter 13 tells us what love really is from God’s point of view. Go ahead and review all those aspects of love, and see how thsoe thigns are going to be crucial to healing a relationship. And then of course forgiveness is so necessary. We can never haev a good relationship, if we hold a grudge. The bible says in Mathew 6:14; “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” I’d know more about you, if you would be willing to share this with me. Could we talk some more please?