Yes, yes, I know I haven’t been around in awhile, but rather than give a bunch of apologies, I’m just going to go right into the topic I want to cover today.
The title of this article is “The Most Important Relationship.” Each of you probably has a definition of what your most important relationship is, but for me, my most important relationship is the relationship I have with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Even though I’ve been a confessed Christian since my teens, I used to not think like that. Church was in a line with all of the other things I needed to do, something to check off a list. And with my thoughts leaning in that direction, it didn’t take long for me to be disillusioned with the church, the people at the church, and finally, with God. I had been taught that people who called themselves Christians weren’t allowed to show faults–that once we had claimed Christ, we were perfect and nothing changed that.
Of course, it’s not true, and I know that now. But back then, when people who said they were Christians treated me badly, I didn’t know what to think. And when the bad treatment continued, I became discouraged and gave up on all of it. I turned my back on the church while still saying I had faith.
I was out of the church for many years. When we moved here, I started visiting a church and then eventually “joined their journey” as they called it. What a breath of fresh air! No longer is it that all Christians are supposed to be perfect all of the time. There has only ever been one person who was perfect–my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And now that I know that, my study of Scripture, my relationship with God has become deeper, more meaningful to me. It truly is the most important relationship I will ever have. I also know that the people I worship with, my Christian brothers and sisters, are going to mess up, and I will mess up too. I just need to remember to ask for forgiveness.
Have a great day!