Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Thought for the day...

Our churches motto is 'Relationships, not religion'. In our pastors message today he was talking about how 'the God of the universe wants to have a relationship with you'. This is a concept that I have been slowly learning over the last few years as I sort out what a loving, functional relationship looks like. Today I was pondering these things and an analogy came to my mind...

Imagine trying to have a relationship with your children if they didn't come to your house, wouldn't speak with you and wouldn't read countless love letters that you have written to them. It would be pretty difficult to have any sort of 'relationship' with your children under these conditions.

The same is true for our relationship with our Heavenly Father. In order to have any kind of relationship with Him, we must be in His house (church), speaking with Him (prayer), and reading the countless love letters He has written for us (Bible).

I am slowly learning the value of investing in this relationship and that the returns multiply when I go beyond a weekly meeting with my Savior. (Can you imagine only talking to your children once a week??) I pray that you, too, will be challenged to spend a little more time with the One who loves you like nobody else.