Sustain Relationships! Part Four.
“And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” Genesis 18:17
In any relationship, communication is key. If you cannot communicate effectively with your partner, the relationship is doomed to fail (that will not be your portion in Jesus’ name. Amen). However, just because you can communicate, it doesn’t mean the relationship will automatically be successful. You must also work at maintaining an open line of communication. This means being honest and open with your partner, listening carefully to what they have to say, and speaking life into them. If you can do this, your relationship will be able to withstand the test of time.
Communication doesn’t have to be complicated; it can be as simple as saying “I love you” or “I’m sorry.” It’s also important to be sensitive to your partner’s needs and feelings and to be willing to compromise when necessary. By taking the time to communicate with your friends and family regularly, you’ll help keep the lines of communication open and maintain a healthy, happy relationship. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, be sure to communicate that with your partner.
Titus 3:2 says, “To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.”
Even God himself maintains healthy communication with Abraham to show him that he honors their friendship. Therefore, to sustain a healthy relationship, both partners must be committed and put in the effort. According to Titus 3:2, this is possible by being kind and humble. Through this approach, couples, friends, and family can develop mutual respect and love for one another. In addition, by working together and maintaining open communication, they can weather any storm that comes their way.
Brethren, communication is key to sustaining any relationship; if you nurture and sustain your communication, you will have a strong relationship. It is important to speak positively and speak life, not death, avoid quarreling, and be gentle with each other. When we show perfect courtesy to one another and communicate life-giving words of God, our relationships will thrive. Proverbs 16:24 says, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”
1. Holy Spirit, help us by your Spirit to maintain the path of holiness in our relationship through the power of your word.
2. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I stand against every Spirit of confusion and rejection in any divine relationship God has placed me in Jesus’ name. Amen.