Saturday, August 13, 2011
Throughout our lives, it can be very easy for us to fall into a monotonous expression of living, often referred to as "going through the motions". The danger with this is that very easily we begin to take for granted or fail to see the importance of someone or something in our life. Unfortunately, we wait until it is in danger of slipping away or we lose it all together, before we try to do anything about it. All too often I see this when it comes to a relationship with God, family and friendships. As I have come to experience, often in ministering to people in times of sickness and even death, there are two things we take most for granted: our relationship with God and our relationships with family/friends. In the end, our relationship with God and our family/friends is truly what matters most. I invite you to give some thought today about the relationships in your life. Where is God and how is your relationship? How are things with members of your family or friendships that are important to you? Is there anything you need to say or express? Who do you need to forgive and perhaps be reconciled with? Stop going through the motions, stop taking these relationships for granted, don't wait until it is too late!