Is a Relationship With God Important?
You may not believe us when we tell you that relationships are more important to human beings than anything else. We learn who we are, who we are, and what is expected of us through relationships. Where we have been, where we are, and where we are going are all determined by our relationships. Throughout the Bible, a select few individuals are easy to identify because of their relationships. In Genesis 6, Noah's relationships were with his wife and children. In the 15th chapter of First Samuel, David was also defined by his relationships. Peter was even defined by who he followed in John 18.
We will discover if we are sincere with ourselves, that our relationships are ultimately what define us in the world. They speak louder than any biographical sketch or social profile about who we are. Without acknowledging who we are and to whom we belong, we cannot move forward. We often deny the importance of those concepts. One of the most revealing aspects of who we are in the real world is the company we keep. When everything is said and done, the only relationship that truly defines who we are is our relationship with God up until that point.
Finding reasons to deeply connect with others should be simple once we realize that everyone else can connect to God in the same profoundly meaningful way we do. A significant, selfless, and sacrificial relationship should be encouraged by our appreciation of faith and love. A lasting relationship is one that is based on respect for the One who created us all. It will be a relationship free of everything that makes our world unbearable, and will be full of love, fulfillment and happiness.