Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 17:17 (KJV): A friend loveth at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
It takes discipline to build and keep wholesome relationships and friendships.
Some Christians are incapable of keeping friends because they are takers and never givers.
Their interactions with others are limited to what another person can do for them and never what they can do for others. It is such people who only call their friends when they are in trouble.
Most importantly however, this same attitude is carried into how some relate with God. God is an emergency appeal and they only contact Him when they need Him to intervene in some trouble they find themselves in.
But like all friendships, even one with God cannot stand when it is only a one-way street.
At the beginning of the year, the Lord told us that this is the year of priestly consecrations. It means that among other things, you must take your relationship with God very seriously.
Make time for His presence. Be deliberate about your moments of communion. Stop the doom scrolling that consumes hours of your time when you can invest it in knowing Your Father. If social media and other distractions are competing for your time with God, you have the choice not to allow them to win. Praise Him!
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 27:4, Genesis 18:17-19
GOLDEN NUGGET: Like all friendships, even one with God cannot stand when it is only a one-way street. Make time for His presence. Be deliberate about your moments of communion.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the free access I have to Your presence. My heart pants and longs for You with every passing moment. I am committed to investing daily in my relationship with You because it is an investment in eternity, in Jesus’ name, Amen.