Creating a healthy relationship with God is very essential, and as mentioned last month, there are four keys that must be implemented in our walk with God. The four keys are communication, trust, commitment, and loyalty. Last month I talked about the importance of having effective communication with our heavenly Father, and this month we will discuss the importance of trust.
Trust is the second key point in building a healthy relationship with God. Without trust, the relationship will never last as with a natural relationship. Jesus wants you to trust Him, and likewise, He wants to trust you. For it is written, let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me (John 14:1}. God wants us to believe in Him and put Him first in everything that we do. It is also written to trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Taking steps to believe in God is vital because, without trust, it is impossible to become obedient to His word.
Some people choose to connect with God for the benefits that He offer, but this is not righteous. God wants us to connect to him wholeheartedly, and once trust is established, He will begin to provide us with the promises for our lives. For God is not a man that He should lie. God has so many promises for us that aren't being reached because of a lack of trust.
Entering a natural relationship and expecting a diamond on the first day is highly unlikely, so we shouldn't enter into a relationship with God and expect Him to pour out all His blessings on us in one day. He wants to know that He can trust us. God wants to make sure we can handle the benefits that He has for us. Receiving some benefits prematurely can cause one to backslid and forget God. For He says in His word, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery (Deuteronomy 6:12-NIV).
Once He knows that He can trust you, then He will begin to pour out His blessings upon you, and once He does, He doesn't want you to forget Him. God is able to pour you out blessings, that there shall not be room enough to receive it (Malachi 3:10).
Communication brings about trust, trust brings about commitment, and commitment brings about loyalty. Those four elements are essential and are a sure way for you to start building an everlasting relationship with our heavenly Father.
We will continue with the following two key points (commitment and loyalty) in the months to come on developing a healthy relationship with God.
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