Today’s fortune cookie says, “A well fed romance nourishes the soul.” As the Bible notes, you reap what you sow. When it comes to romance, what you put into the relationship is what you get out of the relationship. Time is our most important possession, and in a relationship, it is important to invest time to bless the relationship. Let us take this a step further, looking beyond our love relationships and our friendships… let us look at our relationship with God.
In the Bible, we read often of the covenants that God makes with His people. We read of the comparison of our relationship with God as a marriage. We read that we are His Bride. The fortune cookie notes that a nourished soul results from being well fed. The question may be posed—how are you feeding your romance?
Today, consider how you are feeding your relationship with your spouse? How are you feeding your friendships? How are you feeding your relationship with God? Ask the Spirit to help you be more intentional with these relationships. Take special care with your relationship with God, knowing that investing in this relationship – your most important relationship – will overflow to bless your other relationships as well.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 [ESV]
If you are the older sibling, you might have heard the phrase “look after” your brother or sister. If you are in a management position, your job is to “look after” whatever you are managing, and this usually includes a group of people. When you have children, you “look after” them.
Looking after someone requires time and attention. Looking after someone at its best requires love and dedication. Looking after someone or something requires caring. Looking after someone requires being intentional and present.
The author of Hebrews wrote, “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.” He went on to mention bitterness that leads to trouble and corruption. We spend a lot of time looking after ourselves, looking after our families, looking after our co-workers—let us not forget to look after our brothers and sisters.
“Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” – Hebrews 12:15 [NLT]