Ever ask why relationships are such a hot topic in the church? Think about it….our entire world revolves around relationships. How we think, feel, and act are predetermined by our relationships with our parents (if any) family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers.
The most important relationship we will ever have hopefully is our relationship with Jesus. Just imagine for a second, we treat Jesus like our absent father who wants to rekindle a relationship down the road. We ignore his phone calls, or we only call him when we need money.
How about treating him like an overbearing, but nurturing mother? You only run to momma when you feel like your world is over, but as soon as a little light shines through your gone. Running to your pleasures again and leaving your poor mother behind.
Maybe you treat Jesus more like that annoying co-worker, you pretend to listen to as they tell you about their weekend. Or you abruptly end the conversation because they get on your nerves. You’d rather spend time with anyone else than them.
Or maybe Jesus was like the homeless man you saw on the street and said to yourself, he only wants my money to buy liquor and you pass him by without thinking twice. Whether you have a super close relationship with Jesus comparing to the mothers scenario or more similar to the annoying co-worker it’s safe to say your relationship needs work.
The concept to grasp is that you want a healthy relationship with all five relationships, including Jesus. The key to acknowledge is that the only way you can have a healthy relationship with those on earth is to first develop a healthy relationship with Christ. This takes time! Spend time with as if he were your BFF. The love that Jesus has is not like your parents. It’s so much more!