In life, we all desire to have meaningful relationships with people. We seek to establish connections with friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers. But, have you ever stopped to consider that the most important relationship you will ever have is a relationship with God? It is essential to acknowledge that building a meaningful relationship with people is impossible when your relationship with the divine is mediocre. When you prioritize your relationship with God, you will receive love, warmth, and grace from God. These things will manifest in your life, and every other relationship will benefit as a result.
Here is a pattern from the Bible to which we must pay attention. Jesus grew in stature, wisdom, and favour with God and men, according to Luke 2:52. In 1 Samuel 2:26, Samuel also experienced growth and favour from God and the people. You can see how growing your relationship with God affects your relationship with others. “For we aim at what is honourable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man” says 2 Corinthians 8:21. Your best efforts to live an honourable life will fail. Unless you are bound by divine order and the discipline that it entails.
Beyond the religious notion of trying to please God to receive blessings, building a relationship with God is about principles. When your life reflects the principles of righteousness, mercy, and justice, you will enjoy a higher quality of life. A relationship with God is more than just following a set of rules or performing specific actions. It is about getting to know God and allowing His principles to guide your life (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Therefore, place a premium on your relationship with God. Let that relationship shape your core values and virtues in life. Everything else in your life should flow from this.