Relationship? waz dat?

Do you know what relationship really is? and do you have any?  Unfortunately, not too many really do, and the next generation even less, and the teens today are lacking it, and their behavior is showing it.

GOD wired us for relationship….

HE wired us to feel physical touch,

HE wired us to feel loved,

HE wired us to hear kind words, soft voices, friendly eyes looking back at us.

I love modern technology! Can’t wait to see what comes out next! But our culture today is very deceptive in the way it tears the relationship away.  NOT saying that good things are not happening as well. But how about the people physically close to us?

Teen on my bus…”my mom texts me too much, and i follow her on twitter, i run out of things to talk to her about”.   Me: ” so what do you do when you get home?”  teen: stay mostly in my room, homework, facebook, twitter…mostly bored”.  we have become a culture more and more of short messages, we don’t even spell correctly anymore, and we forget to touch, to laugh, to slow down, have conversation that does not include technology. Scary…the enemy will take something that is good and use it against us if we are not careful.

Relationships take time, the need to experience each other is necessary. Time spent together is necessary.  I know..We have it undercontrol.  or do we?  What are a children learning from us as we move through this technology era..how are they applying what they see?

I am no longer surprised that believers in Jesus Christ, do not believe in a personal relationship with HIM, we live in an age where relationship is disposable, and as easy as click to rid a person from your following.  I guess the enemy has done his homework, and praying that the body of Christ will do theirs..literally.

AGAIN..i am not knocking twitter, facebook, or any other technology…please don’t allow those things to be your only relationships, and God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit are not on these things..they are sitting beside you..waiting for relationship.

What in your own definition is relationship? How does one come into a deeper relationship with anyone?

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4 responses to “Relationship? waz dat?

  1. Excellent posting, Darla. Again. 🙂

    This is so true that it is tragic. In fact, more and more I am wondering if there is even more truth than we realize in your comment that today’s teens are lacking an understanding about what real relationship is. And yet the myth being perpetrated is that today’s youth is “connected” more than any other generation. The sad truth is that being connected does not create real relationships — true connections. Rather, it perpetrates surface interaction and so many do not even understand this. True connections are joined, melded together. Too often, today’s are not.

    All my life I have chosen to settle for “nothing” rather than imitation — especially in choosing friends. It has resulted in much loneliness at times, but also in real depth when the true friendships are established.

    May God have mercy on us and teach us how to really know and love one another.

    Keep it up, girl.

  2. Charlotte, i am the same, i would rather settle for none than some cheap imitation. Learning that the loneliness that comes from that is filled with Jesus when i focus that HE is always with me, and never gets tired of me talking 😆

  3. Proverbs 27:17
    As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.

    We need each other to grow in the Lord. Like fertilizer, and pulling weeds, cultivating and pruning. Some of it we love, some of it hurts.

    We would rather sing “you are the wind beneath my wings” than you are the “wheel that sharpens my steel bite”

    Remember, God’s word is likened to a sword sharply dividing the truth; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    Real relationships contain pleasure and pain. Superficial connections will not satisfy when you find yourself alone. The Alone is magnified. Giving lip service and sitting through a Sunday service are superficial connections. This is the type of relationship too many have with our Lord. He says Prov. 21:3 Clean living before God and justice with our neighbors
    mean far more to God than religious performance.
    Psalm 40:6 Doing something for you, bringing something to you—
    that’s not what you’re after.
    Being religious, acting pious—
    that’s not what you’re asking for.
    You’ve opened my ears
    so I can listen.

    You’ve opened my ears so I can listen…in a relationship that is real, developing, ongoing, deepening…we listen to each other and it implies listening that is more than a text message.

    I repeat; We need each other to grow in the Lord. Like fertilizer, and pulling weeds, cultivating and pruning. Some of it we love, some of it hurts. This takes time, together, this takes listening, together, this takes commitment, together. This is what pleases God, this is what Jesus required of us in our relationships with each other and with Him. Take the time, give the time. This is more than a -check that box, I’m done for the week.

  4. Thank you, Gracie! i am tempted to post your comment as a post… always welcomed here. In todays culture is it any wonder that people have trouble grasping the relationship with a Holy God, when there is so little deep relationships in thier life?

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