God throughout the Bible always worked in twos… In other words Relationship is where God will be especially those that involve Him in it.
Let me break it down for you:
There would not have been a Boaz in Ruth life if there not been a Naomi (bible ref- Ruth).
Look at Deborah and Barak, imagine if Barak had said: ‘she’s a woman; I don’t want her to lead.’ (Bible ref- Judges)…
Now my focus is on Deborah and Barak…. In this day in Christianity, a woman and male cannot work together because people think ‘there’s something going on!!!’
Saying this, I know majority of the time, that’s how it really is because after seeing people so close together and then they are apart, I often wonder what exactly, was their closeness about if they are not married? Was it For God Glory and there is a fruit of it or was it fleshly?
The bible says: In Ephesians 5:8-13:
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spiritis in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret! But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”
How many of you stay with friends, a sister or brother when you know that your relationship has not really produced fruit or maybe the season is gone. God bring people in our life for many reasons, but not all of them are to stay in our life.
Today we hold on to people we should have let go long time ago and in return we become frustrating blaming God that things aren’t working. Abraham is the best example, God told him to leave but he wanted to be nice walk in love and took lot. Look at the issues that he faced while in lot presence.
Most of our troubles or challenge is because we still are connected with groups of individuals that we know God said to turn our back from. Until that happen, you will never enter that level of blessing awaiting you.
Please note* relationship is a form of a bound between two people, could be friendship, partnership as in work of ministry, not focusing on boyfriend and girl friend because God is not the author of that! God is the Author of marriage, so if you want your relationship to end in marriage, it needs to first be fruitful, putting God first in all you do, because God never connect people to break them or waste their time. Stop protecting that brother or sister behaviour, has the verse above say; ‘bring it to light’, tell them and if there is no change walk away.
Now let us look at the next verse in the bible: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.Let all that you do be done with love.”
Why is it that as Christian we are to do all things in Love? Because;
- We know that whoever is born of God does not sin – 1John 5:18
- We know that God is Love – 1John 4:8.
Let us also look at John 15:5 – “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.”
Be wise my brother, my sister when it comes to whom you call your friend in Church. The bible told us that many are wolf dress in sheep clothing – Matthew 7:15 and it also warn us that not all that comes to us by the name of God are from God – 1John 4:1
So my dear friends, I challenge you today to be honest with yourself and look into that relationship you are in; whether it be partners in work of ministry or friendship male/female ask yourself, is Love the foundation or flesh?
Whatever it is founded on will determine the end result, just like we are told in Matthew 7:16-20
“You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Therefore let your heart, be into seeking God Kingdom and His righteousness and all other things will be added unto you – Matthew 6:33 and remember as children of the most High, let us walk in Authority and never apologies because for every Godly Goals you make with your friendship or ministry work relationship, know that if the motive is love, it will bear much fruit and favour. Amen