Mark 12:30-31, NKJV “…And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The greatest need for everyone is relationships. You need relationship with God, your mate, your kids, and with friends/ staff. When we get these out of order, we have disorder.
Relationship are more important than riches, rules, school, reputation, recreation, ambitions, politics, and even ministry. When your relationship with God is right, it helps you get through all other relationships, providing the fruit of the spirit, which will get you through the rest of your life.
Relationships are built on trust, respect, security, love, communication, honesty, loyalty, and respect. The #1 thing a man needs from his mate is respect. The #1 thing a woman needs from her mate is love and security.
Ephesians 5:33, NKJV “Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
You can have your greatest need met. Get your love and security from God and then your mate. Give your mate love, respect, and security. The most important thing in life:
Matthew 6:33, NKJV “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Many people think you find the most important thing in life by hanging on to it, but the truth is we find and keep the most important things in life by giving them away. You can’t out give God. You can’t out give your mate.
Luke 6:38, NKJV “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Today’s Challenge: If you are not plugged into a small group, do so today! You can’t do life alone! To find a small group visit www.MyJourneyGroup.com