We are always looking for companionships/relationships to share our Joy, happiness, sorrows and dissatisfied moment with. We are drawn to others for the purpose of fellowship and I am not talking about eating only. When God created Adam He saw “it was not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him” Genesis 2:18 states. This is the foundation of the family and we can thrive very well in environments where we have the love and support we need from the people we love and respect. Many of us knows these following common phrases “no man is an island, don’t forsake the fellowship of believers and iron sharpens iron” because we need each other.
You may say and strongly believe that God gave you a mission or ministry and you think it only involves yourself and does not require the help of others I question the source of your idea. Look at of Paul’s mission and examine the salutations of all His letters in the New Testament for example Galatians 1:1-2. Paul wrote “I was not chosen to be an apostle by human beings, nor was I sent from human beings. I was made an apostle through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead. This letter is also from all those of God’s family who are with me.”Jesus’ relationship with His disciples is a demonstration of the closeness he desires for us to have with each other. Humans need each other to survive in our true identity God created us for. From the beginning of time the devil our adversary/enemy/satan has been trying to cause division and negative tension. Satan’s first successful division was God’s fellowship with man when sin entered because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve. The enemy’s tactic is always to attack the family. From the identity of the family comes a husband and a wife fully functioning in each other’s roles, children who respect and love their parents and respect those around them, strong communities and a powerful government.
The work is necessary for us to restore the relationships God has given us and the identity of the family. Though I am a strong believer that Jesus’ death and resurrection fulfilled the codified commandments of Moses, I can identify the effect of the first commandment that came with a promise, “children obey your parents, honour thy father and mother” Ephesians 6:1-2. We will have to take back the God ordained relationships that we let go due to disagreements. Our relationships need preservations by the love of God we read about in 1 Corinthians 13. Restoring our relationships will not be easy but it is do-able through Jesus Christ. The best thing we can do to is to submit to God’s word. The first place to start is will forgiveness, a pure repentance of the heart and the pass. I am not telling you that you will be able to get along with everyone but live peaceably with all men according to Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Identify the broken relationships in your life. Ask God to help you to restore your brokenness and give you the wisdom to restore what the enemy has stolen or we have destroyed in the past. Remember we were born into a family, created to be a family and we need to live as a family. May God continue to bless your relationships.
By Dean Brown
By Dean Brown