The Real Deal
Only TRUE Relationships 1Jn1; 1Cor12
Relationships with people that are real come from Doing the Work of God - from doing His will, from being in the trenches with others - doing the work. "Having relationships" can sound like something so "spiritual" to desire, but when it looks like THIS (point your index fingers AT one another, horizontally), instead of like THIS (point those same fingers heavenward, side by side), it is for YOU. It's selfish and you will have NOTHING. The more blessing you grab for yourself, the more you TRY to "have a relationship" as a primary goal, the more it evaporates and eludes you. But the more you serve GOD instead of your self - your needs, your desire, your wants - the more you'll have TRUE relationships and the blessing of God. God did promise 100 mothers, brothers, sisters... but those things don't come by seeking them as ends in themselves. They come by losing your life for another person and by doing God's work together.