After a series of inspiring teachings challenging us to own the responsibility to maintain our relationships in a healthy life-giving (not life-sucking) way, we move into Easter Season. A time where we get to contemplate and CELEBRATE the redemption that we have been given access to in Christ's sacrifice. We GET to walk in grace. We GET to walk in freedom. All because the Son of God laid down his life for us.
What are you laying at the foot of His cross this year? What relationship had you shifting in your seat as Pastors Brock and Ang spoke about forgiveness and maturity in relationships?
Time to choose maturity in connection and learn how to respond to each other and not react.
"'I choose you.' This is the foundation of true, lasting relationships. It is the foundation for God’s relationship with you. As Jesus declared to His disciples, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you...” [John 15:16]. Jesus chose you in the most difficult of circumstances. He chose you while you were in sin, while you were His enemy. His side of the relationship with you does not depend upon your choice, but entirely upon His choice. The question is whether or not you will learn to build your relationships with Him and others upon the foundation of your choice. ...
Yes, it’s vulnerable and scary to keep your love on toward someone [in your life] who has become a perceived threat—you cannot guarantee what he or she is going to do. But you can guarantee your own choice. And you can always choose connection.”
― Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On