I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…
Concerning relationship(s), whether marriage/ family/ peers, we must remember to keep our parallel relationship (those around us, left to right or side to side) in perspective horizontally (internal upward sense).
Often times without being aware, we have put our spouse/ others ahead of our relationship with God, because we can see with our natural finite eyes the ones in front of us. We are in a sense tricking ourselves in unawares because we don’t “see” God, we have to “seek” God. What does the word of God tell us?
Matthew 7:7-8 The Passion Translation (TPT)
7 “Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.”
Webster’s defines SEEK almost the same as the scripture: to #search for (someone or something) : to try to #find (someone or something) : to #ask for (help, advice, etc.) to #try #to #get or achieve (something)
Notice the keys are to ask for help (ASK), to search (SEEK) and to try (KNOCK) each one requires our effort and a desire for passionately requiring of a relationship with Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, we can see our spouse/ others with our eyes, so they are in essence getting most of our attention, which over time, if not tended to, pushes God aside. Before we know it, we are wondering… What happened? Where did we go wrong?
Where we go wrong is in our own slothfulness/ laziness (sin) in not putting forth true effort towards building on our horizontal relationship (GOD), while expecting our parallel relationships (MANKIND) to have answers to our needs, that can only be gotten from time in a horizontal relationship position… bent knees, heads bowed, hands lifted, voices raised in Praise, to our Heavenly Father, Jesus our Savior and Holy Spirit our helper. FULL RESTORATION can only come in complete surrender to the God-head.
We are #UNCHNED when Holy Spirit teaches us… while building upon our relationship with Thee.