BY RONDIE WILKS
Our Loving God is all about relationships. As we read the Bible in our D-Groups, one chapter a day five days a week, we walk through many different relationships. The Bible from Genesis to Revelation is about relationships. We start off in Genesis with God creating a relationship with Adam, and then God creating a relationship called marriage so Adam would never be alone. For God said, “It’s not good for man to be alone,” so God fashioned for Adam a beautiful wife, Eve. But He does not stop there, now God gives a beautiful gift between husband and wife to create more beautiful relationships called children. Now God has created families. As we read the Bible, we see how families, children, husbands, and wives relate to each other and to God. How amazing is that! Our God is omnipresent, He and He alone is present everywhere and at all times. He is omnipotent, He and He alone is all powerful with unlimited power. He is omniscient, He and He alone is all knowing and all seeing at all times. He, our mighty God, is reaching out to us, to all of us, to have a personal, loving RELATIONSHIP with Him through His son Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that He, the greatest giver, gave the greatest gift, His one and only Son, that whosoever would believe in Him will have a personal relationship and full access to this mighty God, and will never perish, but have eternal life and will never be separated or severed from this relationship. It’s a sure thing. It’s eternal. It’s unending. Wow! What a relationship. Once we choose to accept this amazing gift, it is eternal. We are forever bonded together with God. He is the bridge that made this RELATIONSHIP possible. Nothing can separate us from His love. He is forever faithful. What a friend we have is Jesus!
Now one more thing, relationally speaking, I find it so amazing that as we walk through the New Testament God chooses to spread His invitation to the ends of the earth by relationships. Jesus chose twelve men. He spent time with them, lots of time with them, teaching them and showing them “The Way.” I find a command to obey with great joy in Mathew 28:18-20 when Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
This is D-Life! Walking out our supreme purpose in life and intentionally inviting others to an eternal relationship with the Most High God and King. Simply spending time with people in a relationship to point them to the powerful Word of God, which does not return void, but has the power to change and transform our very lives!
Relationally speaking, I encourage you dear friends, make disciples. Let’s all live the D-Life to the ends of the earth. He is with us. To God be the glory, great things He has done and is doing through D-Life!