Learning How to Sweeten Our Relationships PT. 1

Honey, Pt. 1

Learning How to Sweeten Our Relationships

Proverbs 16:24 NKJV
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

We’re supposed to learn relational skills growing up in our family. But, a lot of us grew up in dysfunctional families where we did not learn relational skills, how to express anger appropriately, or how to resolve conflict and communicate when we are hurt—or even how to compromise.

Song of Solomon 4:11 NKJV
11 Your lips, O my spouse, Drip as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under your tongue; And the fragrance of your garments Is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Let me put it like this: our mind is what we think, our will is what we decide, and our emotions are what we feel. They could be described as the foundation of our lives.

We try to treat anger issues with anger management. We try to treat anxiety issues with medicine.

Zechariah 2:8 NKJV
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

I Peter 2:9-10 NKJV
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

Even as Christians, we tend to focus more on what we do than why we do it.

Zig Ziglar said, “You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” Change must first occur within us to affect what comes out of us.

Romans 12:2 NKJV
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Your foundation, your mind, needs to be changed from your old way of thinking to God’s way of thinking.

Frederick Douglass said, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

The healing of our foundation should not be a blame game.

Hebrews 12:2 NKJV
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Finisher. Greek – Perfecter; bringing to a conclusion or completeness.


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