Ok… so I missed the entire week of bonds. However – the best lesson in bonds is what just happened: Our family expanded. My new granddaughter was born yesterday. I am a grandmother for the second time.
Relational bonds allow us to connect to family members, friends, and even strangers when we are well connected to God.
God created in us relational attributes to mirror His connection to us. We can live without a spiritual connection to God, however without one our lives are more distressed because our self focus gets in the way of His design for us.
Recap of what I missed:
Monday: Kindness towards others and connects each relationship with a delicate red thread of love.
Tuesday: The truth of bonds are found in how we measure others. If we use standards that are biased then disappointment in others will become a habit.
Wednesday: Beautiful bonds are relationships that are filled with compassion for each other and the pursuit of betterment for another.
Thursday: Victorious bonds are the ties that refuse to break even when life’s challenges try to conquer and divide you.
Friday: Humbled bonds are the relationships you build with others with them in mind: You are their humbled support, positioning yourself correctly to provoke a harmonious bond.
Bonds are contingent on how well we allow ourselves to bond to others or ‘things’.
Without defined connections purpose is null and void. Without a motive we can attach ourselves to meaningless endeavors that only produce unsatisfying results.
Healthy bonds promote you, encourage you, and build you up. Unhealthy bonds can eventually drive you to anger, hate, resentment, and fear through hopelessness.
- What is preventing me from bonding to another/others?
- past experiences?
- What is the key to open the locked door I’ve closed on others?
- my way or the highway?
- standards for others, self?
- Can I forgive?
Challenge: Bond to God today. Open your heart to allow Him to bond to you. Disconnect from things that prevent your relationship with Him.
Bonds foster Bonds
1 John 3:10 (KJV) By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
It is a stout verse, but conveys the importance of bonding to God, especially in the times we live in.