Faith. Relationship. Career

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

BY THEIR FRUITS...


This post can be applied to various areas of life.


In a relationship, we tend to profess love a lot but if we ask ourselves what we mean by 'I love you', we will find that most times, it's just the feeling. That explains why we hear so many 'I love you's' ....even in abusive relationships. Instead of the word 'love', maybe we should try the word 'like'. The word 'love' has been used and abused to the point where it doesn't hold much value. It's the same word you hear in healthy relationships as well as abusive ones...so what exactly is the difference.

Do I like you?

From a spiritual standpoint, I believe that God loves everyone unconditionally but he doesn't like sin because it creates a barrier. Although we've all sinned and still come short of his glory, I believe that in a genuine godly relationship, there should be an effort and willingness to do right by him. If we're not growing in our relationship with him and consistently making excuses for sin, I would like to believe that our relationship with him is not healthy and needs more dedication. God says 'come as you are' but then years later, there should be fruits of your salvation. He loves us enough to accept us as we are but in order for us to reap the benefits of a relationship with him, we also need to do right by him.

This also applies to earthly relationships. While we love and accept our friends, family and other aspects of our lives, we should ask ourselves if we like what we love. Do these relationships also bear good fruits? If the answer is 'No', then something needs to change. I believe the bible defines love as patient and kind etc but however you slice it, the summary is that love bears good fruits.











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