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Partners

So the last time I went off topic I talked about colors and how we need to live them to their fullest and the down side to living in an all-one color world.  Well today I was thinking about that post and it got me to thinking about; how do we get out of the one color world and live in a world full of colors? And it hit me as I was rereading that post “partners”. 

There are many names for them such as; Associates, Allies, Buddies, Spouses, Lovers, cohorts and so many others but you get the Idea, but the point I am trying to make is that we need them. It may be in our personnel or professional life but the thing is without them we are one sided and we are living in just one color. It is only through our partner that we see the other colors.

There is an old saying that I know everyone has heard “opposites attract” and I believe that is true but it is not the whole truth. The thing is we need our partner to be similar to us but at the same time we need then to see the colors we cannot. Just think if we had a partner that saw the same colors that we see then they would be of no help to us.

 So this is where God comes in to the equation. He knew that on our own we could not experience the world that He created for us in the fullest; I think that is why in (Gen. 2:18)   “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”’ You see, when we have a partner in life we can learn to see the world that God created through their eyes also. How many times have you looked at something and seen one thing just to hear someone say “no I see” and then and only then are you able to see what they saw.

(Eph. 5:29-31) says; “After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”’ God took part of Adam so that when brought together the two parts would make one whole and without each other we would be but part of the equation. A partner was one of the first gifts God gave to man and was about the only thing that God allowed Adam and Eve to take out to the garden.

So why am I writing about this? Well it all come back to the one conversation about my house and the colors I chose to paint it. I saw God in all the colors I chose and the other person saw God in the white. Both are right and only through the other persons outlook on life where we able to see everything that God had given us.

Like in all things God speaks to us in many ways, just remember that there are many ways to lesson, we lesson with our ears with our hearts and my father once told me “if I was not going to lesson to him with my ears then I would lesson with my back side”. Just be open to whatever form God is speaking to you today and when you find your partner hold on to them and try to see the world through their eyes as much as possible.

About bobh6

I am Seventh-day Adventist pastor in the Texas Panhandle

4 comments on “Partners

  1. Amalia Mullen
    October 18, 2011

    Sorry it took so long to reply to this.

    I really like the thought pattern. You’re right we’re not meant to stand alone. God shows us in that in human relationships. God does want us to coexist and learn to depend and value each other as a functional unit. I always loved that verse that says God puts the loney in families; I always emphasis the “s”. I don’t know the person I would be today… if it weren’t for people like you, and those in our online study group and in past and present churches, who encouraged and guided me. I’ve learned to see things in different light; like you said…seeing things through others eyes. It’s like Wisdom in Prv. protrayed as a person who is looking for fellowship; but unlike the Aldultress who looking for just the physical interaction; Wisdom was looking to interact in knowledge and in essence life (we see that in the table of food and lack of danger). Wisdom understands alone they lack; maybe understanding or purpose or maybe belonging. Either way first the wise has to realize their need and in turn value companionship.

    Yes, God gave Adam, Eve; but before that God did that He wanted a special companion himself…family. Usually a persom becomes a chrisitian because they noticed a void….a lack. Without first the void their not properly rooted. Just like a hole is made, then the tree put in it; people first needed to cry in order to be truely comforted. Our first and foremost companion, comforter, confidant, or partner needs to be God, through the personal relationship experienced through Jesus and seeing His acts of love calling us into fellowhip, then comforted through promises found in His words, and lastly in purpose found in the leading of the Holy Spirit.

    It’s neat to see how one thoughts on colors opened the mind to friendships, then to higher spiritual thoughts like unity with God Himself in their trinity. The Bible teaches us that Jesus wanted us to be in the same unity as He had with the Father…and of course the HS. He (connected in the trinity) in us bridges us into that same unity, in the spirtual, with God already and later in the flesh. I’m reminded of of so many vrs. Ps. 82, John 17:22, Eph. 2:18-22, 4:13 to name a few. The thought is we’re in unity with God through the unity with Jesus and

    • Amalia Mullen
      October 18, 2011

      oops…

      we’ve come into unity with Jesus through the unity of others in our life who helped light up the path. We could clearly see how God intended for us to live in unity.

      ….would of tried to shorten it after proof reading, but it went out early.

    • bobh6
      October 18, 2011

      Thanks for the added thought.

  2. Amalia Mullen
    October 18, 2011

    caught a mistake… meant to say God puts the lonely, not loney, in families…but even the loney get put in families. 😀

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