May 31 8:27 AM
May 31 8:27 AM
May 31 8:27 AM
Monday, May 31, 2021
Thank you for joining me for this edition of life lifters. Our whole purpose on life lifters is to give your life a lift, there a five minute blast of encouragement, and scripture. You know, for these next few life lifters, I'm going to talk to you about relationships. Life, it's all about relationships, our relationship with God, and our relationships with people. And through COVID, we learned a lot more about relationships. For these next few life lifters I'll talk to you about relationships. We'll talk about different aspects of relationships to help you in your relationships with other people.
Today, I want to talk to you about the most important relational vitamin. What's the most important relational vitamin? Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B complex? What is most important vitamin when it comes to relationships? B one. The most important vitamin when it comes to relationships is B1, or b - e - o - n - e, Be one. The most important thing to do in a relationship, if you want friends, is to be a friend. To make a friend, you must be a friend. That's where the one vitamin B1 comes from. I get that from a few verses in the book of Proverbs. In Proverbs chapter three, verses 27 to 28. It says, "Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it's in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don't say 'come back tomorrow, and I'll help you'". What's that saying? Whenever you have an opportunity to be a friend, be one, and you'll make one. Don't pass up opportunities to be a friend. Be friendly with everybody that you possibly can, because that's the most important vitamin.
Here's another one, Proverbs 27:10. It says "never abandon a friend". So the first one is kind of establishing friends. And this one, "never abandoned a friend -- either yours or your father's. Then in your time of need, you don't have to ask your relatives for assistance". So he's saying that whenever you have an opportunity to relate to somebody, be a friend. That doesn't mean you have to be bosom buddies, but I know this, I would rather have too many acquaintances that I have to pick and choose from, to find who my real friends are, then they have almost nobody, you know?
Are you being a friend? Are you friendly? Do you treat people with respect? Are you a good friend whenever you can be to other people? If you are, then you're going to have lots of acquaintances and relationships, and people are going to respect you. And you won't have to be one of those people that worries if there will be six people in this world that love me enough to carry my casket when I die, which is kind of a morbid thought, but think about that you would like to be the kind of person that has such a great relationship with so many people that the funeral home was packed for your memorial service. It's a great thought. And it happens when you're a friend. So to make a friend be one. So be one, be one to your neighbor, be one to somebody at work, be one at the grocery store, at Kohl's. Be a friend.
Let's pray. Father, help all of us remember to make a friend we have to be a friend. Instead of waiting for somebody to be friendly to us, help us to be friendly to them. Not only can we build a relationship, we can also perhaps have an opportunity to share our faith and help them find the God we love, Jesus Christ. We ask all us in Jesus name, Amen. The most important vitamin in relationships. Be one. I hope you'll be one today.