Dear Central Members and Friends!!
I pray this post finds you well and you are not overly stressed during this holiday season. One of the things I try hard to do at this time of the year, since my schedule like yours is extremely demanding, is to keep a focus on my top spiritual priorities.
In order to do this, I try and get up a little earlier or stay up just long enough to deepen my understanding about the special relationship God desires of us. He allowed His only Son, Jesus, to become a ransom for us in order for our redemption. Just this statement along speaks volumes about God’s love for us through His son Jesus Christ!!!!
There are a limited number of people on the planet, if any who would have sacrificed their only son for people who rejected their son. God is unlike us, His love is completely agape!! Therefore, we must be intentional about enhancing our understanding of how important “Relationships are to our Heavenly Father”!!!
Our series on “Relationships Matter’ will dramatically enhance your spiritual insight and wisdom and improve your relationship with people if you put in the personal study time and be intentional about becoming a better person!!
On Sunday, we cracked open the door about addressing toxic relationships in our life. We discovered from our Study on Sunday that a toxic relationship can extend beyond people. We can have a toxic relationship with food, our job, money etc.. A toxic item is anything that will cause us harm and hinder an appropriate relationship with God and our family.
We will continue this study during our bible study and examine in more detail the toxic relationship that Samson found himself in with Delilah. In order to better prepare for our discussion, please take a moment to read Judges, chapters 13 through 16 as we will examine Samson’s failures and look at the opportunities he had to reverse the course of his destructive behavior.
More importantly, we will have a candid dialogue about our own behavior and what modifications and adjustments we need to make to improve our relationship with God and others while avoiding the mistakes that Samson made!!
I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow night and please enjoy the attached side deck from Sunday!!
Grace & Shalom!!