Vital Relationships

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Today's reading: Genesis 14:1-16

Because of war between the kings of several clans in and around Sodom, Lot and his family are taken captive when the enemies of the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah prevail in battle. When word of Lot's capture reaches Abram, he immediately sets a plan of rescue into action, which includes two of his neighbors. Thankfully for Lot, he and his family and possessions are rescued and returned safely to Sodom.

The word "relationship" repeatedly came to my mind as I took in and thought about this chapter—the partnering and power relationships between the kings, the family relationship between Abram and Lot, and the friendship and ally relationships between Abram and his neighbors. All of these differing relationships highlight how God created us as relational beings. We need other people, and other people need us. Pretty much everything we do involves other people in some fashion. And when you think about it, many seemingly insurmountable tasks can be accomplished when we join together in relationship.

What relationships/friendships in your life (family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, business partners, etc.) do you view as essential? Would you describe yourself as a relationship builder? Why is this so important? How can or will you make the relationships you have even stronger going forward? Tami

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Tami,

1-What a great way to serve the Lord,than to be able to help our family members friends,coworkers, neighbors, business partners, etc!!

2- Would you describe yourself as a relationship builder?
No,but I want to be willing as a servant of God to be used in that way that God might be glorified and praised!
3- Why is this so important?
I am not certain if I am answering your question correctly,but I believe
it is part of God's plan to help those in need and for just for that very reason it is so important.
4- How can or will you make the relationships you have even stronger going
forward?

I believe, praying for them, keeping in touch, asking the Lord to guide and give wisdom to us to make the relationship stronger.

Another good Bible study! Thank you,Tami!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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