Life-Giving Relationships

Life-Giving Relationships

“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:” – Philippians 2:4,5 As we enter the Advent theme of joy, I will share aspects of joy in our relationships over the next few days. Here’s a fact: Many of us who are not affluent, dream of financial freedom. And for those who are affluent, want more. It’s really freedom we’re seeking; the ability to not have to work. Why? So we can spend more time with the people we love, and doing what we enjoy. You will always cherish the memories of doing what you loved with loved ones! If your goal is to have a larger home, chances are it’s so you can have family and friends over. If you like to travel, it would be with someone you

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Life-Giving Relationships

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39 I believe that Satan’s first attack on our lives is always in our relationships, and his primary method is deception. He lies and whispers that you’re not a good wife or husband, that you’re a horrible father or mother, or that you’re a bad friend or neighbor. He might also attempt to destroy your trust of friends by stirring up gossip and slander, which can keep you isolated and afraid to open up again. Regardless of his method, the devil wants you to believe that it’s better to withdraw and keep things inside than to bring them into relationship. Why? Because he knows that relationship is the primary

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