We were made for relationships!

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…” 1 John 4:18, NKJV.

Jesus could have easily come to earth, completed His assignment and went to heaven to sit down next to the Father. He didn’t have to choose disciples to invest time with. He didn’t have to have relationships with anyone. Yet, He chose to give of Himself to others and let them come close enough to be impacted by Him. Likewise, we’re not called to simply come here, complete our purpose, go to heaven and that’s it. We were made for relationships.

If Jesus didn’t isolate Himself from people, neither should we. He knew He would be betrayed, denied, and abandoned by His friends, but He still chose to have them in His life. Some of us live with fear of being hurt or fear of hurting others, so we avoid close relationships with anyone. But what if Jesus feared being hurt, disappointed or used? If He operated in fear, we would not have such a great example to follow.

Some of us have given up on experiencing unconditional love in a human being. We know Jesus loves us and will never leave us, but we can’t say that about people. Even if you’ve never experienced unconditional love from a human being, don’t let that stop you from being what you desire to see. Let the love God has poured into your heart overpower all your fears. You were made for relationships!

Prayer: Father God, I repent for drawing away from people. I’m afraid of being hurt. I’m afraid of hurting others. I ask that You help me overcome this fear with Your love. Help me God to see relationships the way You see them. You’ve given Your love to me so freely, and it’s wrong for me not to give it away. Thank You for giving me an example to follow. Help me not be so purpose-driven that I forget my real purpose to love and have a relationship with people. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read 1 John 4:18-20; Hebrews 10:25)

17 thoughts on “We were made for relationships!”

  1. I truly appreciate the women’s daily devotional this word today came on time and it hit home with me because it’s exactly what I do I’ve drawn back because I am tired of being hurt and I don’t want to hurt anyone so I isolate myself and I didn’t think about it in the way that is explained but I truly thank you and need this word today

  2. Father thank you for this word today. I do need friends help me to become a better friend to the ones I have and offer my hands in friendship to ones that also need friends. I love you Jesus amen

    1. I will stand in agreement with you. Lord, I pray for our friends of the past and present. That the disappointments be washed into the sea of forgetfulness. For what you have poured into us, we may pour into others. In Jesus name, Amen.

  3. This has really helped me this morning on a personal level, because I don’t have a relationship with my farther like I would like. It stops me from actually loving any male figure that has came into my life.

  4. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” for YOUR LOVE. I believe I receive I come in agreement with Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” Thank YOU for teaching me How to LOVE. forgive me for all the times I have been unloving illuminate YOUR LOVE in and through me to others that I may Glorify YOU. I LOVE YOU and I LOVE the way YOU LOVE me. Help me my LORD HOLY SPIRIT in every area of my life that i may walk Pure and HOLY Righteous in YOUR sight. Sharing the LOVE of CHRIST JESUS to the world to the lost souls who needs to find YOUR Salvation YOUR LOVE Grace and Mercy. In YOU my LORD JESUS.” My GOD and KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah GLORY GLORY GLORY TO GOD.” Thank YOU Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” LOVE and GOD BLESS You All ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i ❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘

  5. Heavenly father I thank you for delivering this message to this ministry God continue to show your love and me as I continue to show love to other ones around me in spite of everything I continue to love them and all the wrong they may have did God I forgave them for allowing me to have a loving heart continue to work with me and I thank you for delivering this wonderful Devotion to this ministry God continue to bless this ministry as they do your work and reaching out to the people of this world Daughters of the Kings Ministry has truly been a blessing to me and I say thank you in the name of Jesus❤🙏

  6. Thank you Lord for our sister bringing us Your word. Father help me not to isolate for fear of being hurt or insecurities of not being accepted. I love the gift of encouragement you have given me, so help me to let others get close and to be a friend. Thank you for the few You have blessed me with. Thank you Father for all my DOTK sisters, seems we all accept Your teaching and want to keep allowing You to change us to be more like You. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
    I love You Jesus 💜

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!!
      Amen..Amen..AMENNN!!!
      THANK YOU LORD FOR MY DOTK SISTERS💖!!!!
      Lord, I THANK YOU for MY SISTER LYNNES GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT!!! She has TRULY Encouraged ME through MUCH/A WHOLE LOT!!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING US ALL THE SAME DESIRE..TO BE MORE LIKE YOU!!!
      Loving You ALWAYS💕🌼
      #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER

      1. Yes Amen dearest sister Wendy. You too have soooooo encouraged me. Love being cyber sisters with you my friend 😊

  7. The Lord bless you for the word.
    This is for me. I am in this position right now and it really hurt.
    That is why my favorite prayer point is to be like Jesus, cause only then will I overcome all these limitations.

  8. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!!!!
    Thank You Lord!!! Lord, I Thank You..I Thank You..I Thank You for YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR ME❤!! Which has taught me to also LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY & NOT be afraid to form NEW Healthy, Happy, Positve & Trusting Relationships..& (for me most importantly) I’ve learned regardless to the hurts, pains & disappointments that I’ve experienced by some..to STILL love them right where they are..even if they appear to NOT WANT to receive love..I’m gonna love them ANYWAY!! And there is absolutely NOTHING they can do about it! THANK YOU LORD FOR TEACHING ME TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY!!! Lord, I Thank You for NOT giving me the Spirit Of Fear..but POWER!! Lord, I Thank You for being the PERFECT EXAMPLE of what REAL LOVE IS💝 Lord, PLEASE DON’T EVER let me forget my REAL PURPOSE IS TO LOVE & ALWAYS allow me to have Positive, Meaningful & Encouraging Relationships With People!! This I Pray In Jesus’ Holy Name..AMEN🙏
    (THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYER❤)
    LORD I JUST LOVE YOU!!💓😍❤🤗💟😊💗😙
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

    1. Amen dearest Wendy. This has been such a time for me and with my Dads passing having to deal with siblings who in the natural are not deserving of unconditional love, but God!!! He and only He helped me to do just that. Love them anyway. My oh My. When I think about His love and what He’s done for me I could sing of His love forever. Yes Lord help us to always love ANYWAY 😉 love you always Wendy💕

      1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!!
        Umphhh..I know oh so well about those in the “natural” who are sooooooo undeserving & unappreciative but like you said & like WE KNOW..BUT GOD!! I think it hurts more when it’s FAMILY😔..but oh well..we’re gonna love them ANYWAY..UNCONDTIONALLY..NO HOLDS BARRED!! WE’RE GONNA KILL EM WIT KINDNESS😍😉
        Loving You ALWAYS💕💕💕

  9. OH HEAVILY FATHER THANK You FOR ALLOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT to show us were we’re falling short, please heal us deliver us set us free and make us Whole IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

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