What are your 2019 relationship Goals? Any relationship. Do you plan to make new friends? Are you hoping to meet a special person? Do you hope to get married? Are you planning for marriage? Are you letting go of some relationships? Maybe you are married and you and your spouse are making plans to grow your marriage. Or maybe you are like me; you could care less if you end up in a relationship, you’re more concerned about strengthening you relationship with God. Whatever it is, stay true to it. Don’t back off of your plan and prayers.
There are lots of relationships that I can sever, there are some that I can grow, and there are some that probably needs to be rekindled (family relationships). But there is one relationship that I can never let go of, and that’s my relationship with God. One of my 2019 goals are to become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and hearing him speak to me about everything. I often see a lot of people say this same thing every year. But are we really trying to strengthen our relationship with God? What are some steps that you plan to take to fulfill this goal? We can’t say we want to do something and not change our habits. What are some habits that you know needs to be eliminated to strengthen your spirit man and grow your relationship with God?
Join a good bible based church
One of the things we can do is making it a necessity to frequent the house of God every week. Have you ever thought about how good it would feel to surround yourself with people who will encourage you and help you grow in the things of God? Hebrews 10:24-25 says, And let us not consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another- and all the more as you see the day approaching. This is a way of giving God time throughout your week. It’s also a way to show ourselves faithful and making a sacrifice. Find a good church home and make this your New year’s resolution.
Let Go Of Ungodly Things and People
Another thing we can do is letting go of everything that is not like God. This can include a wide range of things. The places we go, the things we say, our mindsets, the music we listen to and the T.V. shows we watch. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, ‘so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’ So if there are things in our lives that may be hindering us from growing in our walk with Christ, it’s best to start the New Year right. Everything we do should give glroy to God. Take inventory of those things and make plans to let go. Maybe they are not physical things or people. I know for me, I have internal things I have to work on.
Pray and Read Your Bible
Last but not least, pray and read your bible. We cannot develop a relationship with God if we do not talk to him and read the words that came straight from him. Our mindsets can’t be changed. God even tells in the book of John, John 1:1 in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. God IS the word. We can't completely know God without reading his word. It's just like your favorite celebrity. If an article comes out about them, if you are really a fan, you are going to read the article because you like them, you love their work and you want to know more about them. Well, if you feel the same about God, why not do the same for him? The difference between a celebrity and God is God knows you. He’s not too far away from you that he can’t talk back. He doesn’t have too many people talking to him that he misses what you have to say to him. He WANTS a relationship with you. If you are looking to strengthen your relationship with God, try these things. I am doing it too. I take inventory of myself all the time. Go to church (consistently), let go of things not of God, pray and read your bible. Let’s try something new so we can get a change in something that actually benefits us. God is smiling at your goal to have a better relationship with him. He is waiting.