Thought and Prayer for Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016 DISCIPLINED RELATIONSHIPS
A good relationship takes hard work. We can't just expect to have a relationship with someone without putting some effort into it. There are going to be times we have to make the first move. There are going to be times we have to forgive and there are going to be times we should ask for forgiveness. Our relationship with God is one we need to put first in our lives. We can have a right relationship with God when we put our faith in Him.
Romans 4:13 "Clearly, God's promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God's law, but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith." (NLT)
Dear Lord, please help us to work on our relationship with You through prayer and reading Your word. Help us to know You are who we need to seek first in our lives to make things right and be obedient to You. We want a right relationship with You first and foremost in our lives. Help us to know Your will, be obedient to You and keep our faith in You strong beginning today and every day. In Jesus' name. Amen.
When we have the right relationship with God, He will help us with our relationships with others.
It takes discipline to have a right relationship with God. What can we do today to draw closer to Him?
To have a right relationship with God, we need to get into His word and learn more about Him.
A right relationship with God can help us to know how to better love and serve others.
God wants us to be dependent on Him and He desires us to have a relationship with Him.
Romans 5:11 "So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." (NLT)
Focus: We can be a friend of God when we choose to work on our relationship with Him every day.