Three Things a Godly Relationship Needs


As we begin to wrap up our look at what Abba brings to His children, we will look briefly at three things a Godly relationship needs.

First, we need a sense of consistency, of continuity, an unwavering, if you will. Abba obviously supplies these. When we are faithless, He is faithful. When we are impossible, He is compassionate. When we are angry at Him, He is patient. It is within His unwavering love, mercy, and faithfulness that we can be free to grow.

And, that brings us to the second thing a relationship needs; to be growing.  Relationships are alive and need to grow. I have relationships with my children. Our relationships are much different now that they are adults than when they were toddlers, teens, or even younger adults. I have had to learn to relate to them differently as they've grown. While Abba doesn't have to learn, He does relate to us where we are in our growth process. What this growth allows is the third necessity, intimacy.

Intimacy! While He provides the first two, it would seem this third area falls to some degree on me. What we all have in common with the original disciples is that they were all as intimate with Jesus as they chose to be. Same with us. This intimacy will happen based upon our desire and follow through. While He gives us both the desire and the faith to follow through, we must choose to live them out.

So then, the necessary groundwork for an increasingly intimate Father/child relationship has been provided by Abba, our job is to respond and enjoy Him forever.


Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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