Often, the people who have the deepest impact on us are those we know on a personal level.
We are encouraged and challenged by those who have taken the time to get to really know us.
We appreciate these people for their investment of time and energy.
They show that they care, and so we tend to take notice of what they say and do.
Such healthy personal relationships are a blessing- they make life better.
As Christians, there is great value in taking hold of opportunities for Bible-based relationships of trust and growth.
We benefit, and so do the people we are committed to- our spouse, our children, and the people in our mission.
Receiving love, we are better equipped to give love.
Paul wrote to people he cared about, in whom he had invested himself.
In Philippians chapter 4, he wrote “my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work”.
What type of relationships can you commit to strive for?