Relationships play an important role on our lives. This is a vital step in knowing and doing the will of God. No man is an island. We all have some one to relate to. Most have families, a father, mother, brother, sister, wife, husband, son or daughter. We also have extended families. Each one in a family will interact with us differently according to their role in our relationship.
Our relationship with God depends on how much we know Him. From that source our other relationships are defined. We may not now this but this is very true. What is the will of God If our relationship to God is not tuned well, we will behave as just humans to others. Our relationship to God depends on how much practice you have in knowing and doing the will of God. If you do not know God your interaction with others is purely human.
Human interactions are always reaction and not action first. We tend to react to others from what they do to us. Divine interaction is always action regardless of their actions. God will teach us how to treat each others regardless of how they treat us. This is the fundamental difference between human and divine relationship.
Why is it important to act like Christ? We fear and suffer disappointment and discouragement from human reactions. These are by nature consequences for every action and reaction. When God acts it is out of love and not revenge or paying back. Human have this pay back mentality.
God operates from forgiveness, mercy and love and we do not by nature. That is why we need to learn knowing and doing the will of God on a daily basis. This will teach us to behave like God in our relationship with others through love, forgiveness and kindness.
If God forgave you and you are grateful, then it should show in your relations to others. You will be forgiving and loving, remembering what God has done for you. Instead of taking revenge you will forgive, instead of hating you will love and instead of lies and gossip you will talk lovingly about others. You will promote brotherly kindness and love.
It is not easy. But when you begin to practice knowing and doing the will of God it will become second nature for you. You will do because you will have strength from Him as you know and obey him.
Robert Fenn is a pastor, preacher, mentor and bible teacher for over 40 years.
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