IntroductionRelationships are very potent for a successful journey of life. Relationships are one of the key tools God uses to purposefully work in the lives of His potential vessels. Especially, divine relationships are God’s means of taking us through to the purposes of our life. No doubts, the enemy also uses the wrong relationship to limit our capabilities. Thus, why we need relationships in our lives, we need to be intentional in who we choose to share our lives with. Read David and Jonathan’s covenant relationship for details on the relationship choosing and making processes that are divine.
Importance of Divine RelationshipThe importance of divine relationship is inexhaustible. And it’s spread all over this blog posts. The headings below is an attempt to outline the importance of divine relationships and thereby propose for it.
Purposeful LivingChristian relationships can be a good tool for purposeful living. Because Life is not a competition but rather a search for purpose, it is possible for one to trace his purpose from analyzing the personalities that are most bonded to him/her. Typically, relationships like friendship emanate most often times from persons of like mind, like passion, like values, like visions, etc. This is why the full value of Christian relationship will be better achieved if the purpose is first defined and understood leaving no room for assumption. A very simple example of such a purpose could be praying together. For instance, Christian relationship should be praying partners. Praying for our friends is the most important and significant thing we can do for them. Friends who entice you to go against God’s will are purpose killers. Such friends should be avoided.
Good Friends Makes Life BeautifulFriends are the flowers/colors of our life. Beautiful friends make a beautiful life. When we look around our lives, the life’s of the people we share bonds with says a lot about our life. One reason heaven is going to be very beautiful is that there’s going to be many friends without any enemy.
Good InfluenceChristian relationship brings positive powerful influence. Whether you’re trying to change a lifestyle, like give up smoking, or otherwise improve your life: motivations from a friend can really boost your willpower and increase your chances of success. A very good example of influence is, on the influential power of a woman. The power of a woman is a mystery which when understood will unleash a man ( that understands it) into a realm of uncommon/untamed strength. If positively used can make for great solutions to the problems of our societies.
IntimacyChristian relationship gives you intimacy (Prov 18:24b) and proffers good psychotherapy to life stresses. Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness and isolation, and even strengthen your physical health. There is yet no better psychotherapy like to have a coffee discussion with a loved one.
LoveDivine relationships give love; love that can heal the deadliest diseases, love that can numb a stabbing pain, calm the tempestuous storm, and calm the momentous wind. Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul (Proverbs 27:9). Sometimes, just a cup of coffee with a friend can solve that problem. Or as it’s commonly said; a problem shared(with a Christian friend) is half solved.
ConfidantGood friends affords you with people you can open up to, be honest with, who knows you for who you are, who can pray for you with understanding, people you can share your feelings and thinkings to, people you can trust with your weaknesses and your secrets, people you can share your burden with like in James 5:1. It affords you with people who can understand and believe your vision. Example; Mary-Magdalene never doubted Mary even though she was hearing her kind of vision for the first time.
Source of Growth, Help, and SuccessOur friends are the components of who we have become; good friends is as good as good ideas, good opportunities, good skills, good minds, good heart. The divine relationship is thus a good ingredient for success. When we have friends among business minded people we are also business minded. When we have friends among Godly and goodly people we are tended also towards Godliness. Thus, when we want to know who we have become over the years, we could see it through the friends that knock on our doors frequently.
AccountabilityGood friends keep you on the check and get you accountable. They help build you and make you beautiful, they help mode your character and test run your personality.
Boasts our GraceThere are invaluable treasures in people. There are some people you meet, and your whole life begins to turn around for good. God places people in our path and us in theirs so that we might be a blessing to each other. Thus, the purpose in building friendship should be to encourage, lift up, correct and help build the Grace in each other. And to do all we can to assist them in achieving their dreams. If we understand the place of people in our life, we will maximize their GRACE!
Two is Better and Three are Even BetterTwo people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4: 9_10 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4: 11 It’s not in the intent of GOD for a human to be an island. By yourself, you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4: 12
Perfect FutureAt the future end, friendship affords you to marry your best friends; which is the best marriage ever recorded, with a low case of divorce, lasting happiness and peace.
Last WordsWe all need divine and purposeful relationships. Most importantly we should not build a relationship based on physical qualities. Rather, we should allow God to order us to the right people.