Romans 12:2 (ESV)
2 Do not be conformed to this world,[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[b]
I must CHOOSE my RELATIONSHIPS carefully.
Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)
19 A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
Relationship choices we have to make…
NURTURE my important relationships.
1 Peter 4:7-8 (ESV)
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
RESTORE my broken relationships.
The pain of an unresolved conflict is greater than the pain of resolving it.
Romans 12:17-18 (ESV)
17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
DISCONNECT from my harmful relationships.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (ESV)
33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”[a]
START some meaningful relationships.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Relationships that we should develop…
1. My relationship with MY CHURCH.
Ephesians 2:19 (ESV)
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,[a] but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
2. My relationship with GODLY FRIENDS.
Acts 2:44 (ESV)
44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
Friendship Is Born At That Moment When One Person Says To Another:
What! You Too? I Thought I Was The Only One.
~ C.S Lewis
3. My Relationship With GOD.
Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV)
13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.