There is a place where love abounds, where trust and faith go hand in hand. Where righteousness and justice are the foundations of a relationship that will last forever. It is not a fairy tale or dream. It is a place inside us and only we and God enter. But it is available for us to share with all we come in contact with. A place where we are led by still waters, where we can rest in green pastures. Where all is at peace, and calm can be found in a busy world. Where joy and harmony reside together. Where the purest form of love can be experienced. Where we are one together with our Creator. The kingdom of God is within us and His love embraces us. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NKJV The world of Agape, or the world of God’s love. No greater love is there than the love our Heavenly Father has for us. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
1 Corinthians 4:20 NKJV
To experience this love is the over whelming desire of every human on earth. Without it we are lost, miserable, lonely. To be able to develop a long term relationship with our life partner we have to take the steps necessary to enter the eternal kingdom of love. Far to many of us proceed with a partner prior to understanding the concept of love. Forget what you see in the media because this is man’s definition of love. Man’s idea of a relationship with programmed flaws. A lifestyle with no rules causes us to suffer loss in our relationships. Today we are intermingled with those who use the word of love to their own selfish advantage. They lie, and prey upon people’s feelings for their own gain. Through this 3 step process you will learn how to develop lasting relationships and you will learn how to detect people who are befriending you for their own personal gain.
Step 1) Daily Bible study and prayer – First we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This is the foundation where true love begins. We do this by surrendering our life to God so that the Holy Spirit may enter and have a work within us. We spend time every day growing with God through daily Bible study and prayer. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15 NKJV To repent is to turn away from what you know in your heart is wrong and turn toward God. If you understand these things the right has been given to you to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. The vast majority of people enter adulthood by way of the world. To these people the Kingdom is a mystery they do not understand because they are blinded to spiritual matters. To others they receive the Word and seemingly accepted Christ as their Savior, but there is no foundation of Bible study and prayer, so they soon whither away. The third hearer receives the Word, but the message is choked out by the cares, riches and pleasures of this world. They believe, but they never surrender their life to Christ. The fourth group hears the word of God, surrenders their will, and serves God in some manner to produce fruit. They have a ministry where they are sharing the Gospel with others. Please see these articles, How to study the Bible How to test your faith Developing Your Ministry.
Step 2) A pure mind and body – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12 12:1-2 NKJV Do not be deceived. People who are wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God. People who lie, cheat, and steal. Those who have sex out of wedlock. People who worship money, fame, and materialism. People who have sex with others while married, and homosexuals will not enter into the kingdom of God unless there is sincere repentance We are to abstain from immoral behavior. We are to set ourselves apart from this wicked generation. We are to cleanse our thoughts from evil. It is our mind that is the temple of God. It is a place of purity, and sanctity where God resides.
Step 3) Love – Love is the greatest gift man has ever known. For God so loved the world. Love one another as we love ourselves. Do unto others as we would have others do unto us. Love our enemies. We do this in a caring, Godly manner. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” Luke 18:17 NKJV The love of a child is trusting and faithful, and true. We depend on our parent, the Heavenly Father, and we abide by His word. For the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We take comfort in knowing the Holy Spirit resides within us to council, and guide us through this treacherous world. We are never alone. God is always with us.
These three steps will embark you on a journey of lasting relationships.