We will speak on the final essential key to creating a healthy relationship with our heavenly.
Loyalty: giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.
As with our heavenly Father and any natural relationship, loyalty must be included for one to get the most out of it.
God is looking for something that lies within us, and that, my friend, is loyalty. It's not enough to establish a relationship with Him, but He needs us to be consistent in our love and devotion to Him. More often than not, many individuals become loyal to God during a particular circumstance. Once God has given them their heart's desires, they're nowhere to be found until another dyer circumstance arises. God is seeking more than a circumstantial relationship, and God is not pleased with this type of behavior. As mentioned in the King James Version (KJV), "a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways" (James 1:8). God is looking for us to be stable and consistent with our love for him. I believe that when one loves God, as the scripture has said, expressing loyalty to him is minute.
God is expecting loyalty from us, and He also continues to show dedication to the children who are called by His name. There are thousands of promises in the bible that God has made concerning His people. God takes loyalty so seriously that He made a promise with a promise.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater, (11) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it ( Isaiah 55:10-11, KJV).
His words and thoughts have never changed concerning His promises or His people, and that is how much God respects loyalty. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise… (2 Peter 4:9), and He is not slack concerning His support towards His people.
God is looking for consistency from the people He loves, and providing Him with it is something we all must practice daily. Sometimes, it can be challenging to show loyalty because we don't always understand what God intends to offer. However, one cannot go wrong when trusting God.
We must also remember that communication brings about trust, trust brings about commitment, and commitment brings about loyalty. These four elements are a sure way for you to start building a healthy and everlasting relationship with our heavenly Father.
May God continue to bless and be with you as you take the necessary steps to develop a healthy relationship with our heavenly Father.
- Michella Chambers