The Starting Point in Christian Relationships

 

Read:

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 

Respond:

 

Relationships are, without question, vital to the health of mankind.  They are part of what makes us human.  Physical relationships meet a certain need; social relationships connect us emotionally to others through events, and intellectual relationships help challenge us to keep our mind sharp. All of these relationships provide a tangible opportunity for us to connect to the world around us. However, without investing in a spiritual relationship, mankind will never be fully complete in our relational growth.

 

Jesus has made it simple for us to have a spiritual relationship. He has extended a simple invitation for everyone to accept.  He simply beckons “Come to me.”  There is nothing other than surrendering to Him that we have to do.  No fake smiles.  No conditional moments.  No special clothes to wear.  Just simple surrender.  We can bring all of our tiredness, all of our weakness, all of our needs, and all of our celebrations to the One that sustains us in every physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual way.  And in Him, we have an unbreakable relationship bond that will last eternally.

 

Consider Romans 8:38-39. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

In our relationship with Jesus, there isn’t anything that can take away His love for us.  That seems quite different that man’s conditions for relationships!  How would you define your relationship with Jesus Christ? He is all in… Are you?

 

Listen to His voice and His constant invitation to you, “Come to me.”

 

Reflect:

Record you thoughts on today’s scripture and your relationship with Christ.

 

List your prayer requests:

 

 

Nathan Quillan

Sports and Recreation Minister

Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

1015 St. Hwy 121

Allen, Texas 75013

972-359-7777 x2525

 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe…” Romans 1:16