A Two Way Relationship 05-19-22

Today we are going to feast on spiritual relationship. Let the message bless your spirit as it did mine when I put it together.

Today’s Prayer

(Make This A Personal Prayer)

Father, I thank You this morning for the Rock of my salvation. I thank You that my life can be built upon a strong foundation. Please help me to trust, to live, to take every breath based upon the foundation I have in Jesus. Please help me to weather life’s storms, to keep looking to You, and to be a thankful child, never a pouting brat. I pray that You will strengthen me and keep my feet steady on solid ground. I pray for my family members, Lord, that each one will be committed to You and live a life that glorifies You and ministers to others. In the blessed name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

A Two-way Relationship

Isaiah 50:4  

The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.

The prophet Isaiah describes his relationship to God as a relationship that has two-way communication. Have you ever felt that your communication with God was only one way – you to Him only? Isaiah tells us, “The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary…. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back” (Isaiah 50:4-5). The key to Isaiah’s relationship with God lies in four important principles:

1. He had an instructed tongue. Isaiah had given over rule of his life completely to God’s purposes.

2. He knew the word of the Lord, which allowed him to sustain and encourage others.

3. He took time to listen.

4. He did not flee from the tough assignments. He didn’t shrink back. If we are to be able to listen to God, we must follow the same principles. Knowing and spending time studying God’s Word allows the Holy Ghost to bring to mind His instructions for what He wants for us. Recently, I became very busy in my work and other activities. It wasn’t long before I felt distance between God and me. I had to make a conscious decision to carve out more time alone to listen, study, and meditate on His Word. This is the lifeline for the follower of Jesus. When we begin to lose the relationship, we are susceptible to becoming rebellious, going our own way. Invest your life in this relationship so that you may continue to hear His voice and sustain the weary ones around you.

The question I have for each of you to ponder is, do you have a two-way relationship with God?



Quote of the Day

Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. God’s love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love. ~Eric Liddell~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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