Day 23 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13 Additional reading: Galatians...
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
– 2 Corinthians 6:14
Additional reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6
Relationships, whether they are friends, family, work, or romantic, can influence your life in some way on a daily basis. I define a relationship in the lowest form as any interaction that can be influenced by each others actions. For example, I had the smallest relationship with people when I first started at my job. There were even people that I wasn’t sure of their name but, when we interact for the good of the patients in the office, there is a relationship. How I conduct myself and speak when interacting with these smallest of relationships can impact me and that person positively or negatively. Ask yourself: “Am I standing up for and acting according to the Word that I proclaim to be the cornerstone of my life? Are my interactions with this person, whether big or small, enticing them to get further away from God or closer?”
This race of life down the narrow path of righteousness has many people on it and some people that we have relationships with might be running at a different pace towards the prize. Those that are taking detours and falling off the narrow path should be approached with caution and prayer. Praying that they will find the narrow road again and that you won’t get steered off the road yourself. Keep your eyes fixated on the narrow path of righteousness and get yoked, or hooked in, with those that have the same goals. Relationships are everywhere in life, some a lot more serious and time consuming than others. Really think about all relationships in your life and cut off those that are dragging you down spiritually. Ask the Lord to reveal relationships that need to be changed, whether big or small. Maybe it’s a romantic relationship. Maybe it’s just that guy/gal in your English class that you always joke around with in a way that’s not always wholesome.
Ask yourself: “Am I standing up for and acting according to the Word that I proclaim to be the cornerstone of my life?”
Remember: relationships, big or small, will either make or break your walk with the Lord and ultimately your future!
Confession for today: “God, show me the relationships in my life that are hindering my spiritual walk with You……”
God is good… all the time… all the time…