❀ "TRUST" This a very important ingredient in building a strong relationship.
❀Trust is never doubting another person for a second.
❀Trust is knowing that person is not going to betray you.
❀No relationship can survive if trust is missing. Marriages and friendships have been broken by the destruction of trust.
Are we worthy of trust?
Can someone confide their struggles and feelings and be sure it is safe with us?
Is our "Yes" a "yes"
and our "No" a "No"?
Are we true in commitments we make?
Can our words be trusted?
Once I read some postings by a brother-in-Christ, Michael and was really blessed.
· Be Honest
· Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
· Be reliable- do what you say you’ll do
· Have the courage to do the right thing
· Build a good reputation
· Be loyal- stand by your family, friends and country.
God placed us in families and connects us to people and all things will work out for our good when we trust in Him! God is even concerned for the lonely and picks them up and places them in families or in a place of security!
Psalm 68:6 "God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing"
And even if we feel we have no one, there is a God who will never abandon us! He is always trustworthy!
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Relationships based on love, honor, respect, faith, trust, with family members, friends, fellow believers in Christ, co-workers, neighbors, will not only enrich our lives but will...
❀make a house a home,
❀makes us feel special,
❀help us grow in our spiritual life,
❀make us feel secure and safe
❀help us find people who will lift us up when we fall down,
❀helps us live in harmony with our neighbors,
❀make the atmosphere at work place lively,
So let us strengthen these relationships!
"If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:1-4 (NASB)
❀May God give us the gift of trust out of sheer love. May we learn to be trustworthy out of a genuine concern for integrity and the relationship..