23 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 142_The Ties That Bind
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 142- Richmond, Virginia: The Ties That Bind
There are many ways that we are all connected around the world. We are connected through the communities that we live in, the groups we associate with, the religions that we practice, and the relationships that we maintain, especially through marriage. The one central aspect of these elements of our lives is that God is the main tie that binds us all together. God is the reason that we all exist and the reason why we are able to prosper in the environments that we are in both personally and professionally.
When we get married it is usually one of the best days of our lives, along with bringing a child into this world. In both situations, God plays a major factor in these miracles that have occurred so far for us or that will occur in our lives in the future, if within God’s plan for us. Having the ability to share you life with someone is such a special bond that is formed with a deep love that two people have for each other, with God at the center of the relationship. What is even more amazing is the bond that is formed when you first see your child being born into this world; this moment is filled with the Holy Spirit being all around us on this miraculous occasion.
With these special moments in mind, we should respect each other’s relationships and not covet our neighbors wife, husband or their belongs. In Proverbs we are warned about committing adultery and what the consequences of breaking up a sacred marriage will be: “observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother; Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck. When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will speak to you. For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life” and “So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself”. We must respect the teachings of God and pray for mercy everyday. We have all of the tools from the mouth of Jesus and through the Word of God to have a wonderful happy life, as we obey the commandments of God.
Reflection Day #142
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: