How to Build Strong Relationships

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

In the beginning... 👩‍❤️‍👨


When God looked at His incredible creation, He realized something was missing. Adam was incredible: a work of art, gifted, intelligent and spiritual. He was a lot like God, as he was created in the image of God. The Bible says that God summarized His creation: “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31, NIV) 


Do you know you are created in the image of God?


You are amazing, intelligent and gifted. You look like your Heavenly Father. 


But God looked at Adam and realized, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18, NKJV) “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27, NKJV)


I have the point of view that we need each other. God wanted Adam to have a relationship. He planned friendships, marriages, families and business partnerships. He planned it all. 


When I first accepted Christ, I decided to start an informal club called “Bachelors ‘til the Rapture.” After a lifestyle of broken relationships, my friends and I decided we wanted only Jesus and friends. Well, that didn’t last very long. I shared my faith with a young woman, and we fell in love. We were married in less than a year, and the club disbanded. I was designed to be in a relationship with a woman. We got married after graduation and started a new life together. 


We had three children, chose two more from Africa and we now have twelve grandkids. Life is so enriched because of relationships. 


What about you? Whether you have no children or a truckload of them, whether you are single or married with kids and grandkids, you can choose relationships. They come in all forms.


Life is enriched through relationships. You can start new journeys or remain isolated. It requires risk, but it’s all worth it.


Because you’re a miracle. 


Paul Marc Goulet


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