Key Verse: Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
Day Two (Day Thirty)
Following God into intimate relationship.
Many have an innate aversion of getting too closely involved with others. Intimacy may suggest letting one’s guard down and thus, becoming vulnerable to ridicule. For some, self assessment presents weakness. These may feel it is better to keep others out, than to allow possible skepticism about their abilities and mindset. This type of emotional lock up seems like a self imposed prison sentence of “me against the world” with the imperative to “take care of number one” at any cost. For those who may find agreement in such sentiments, when push comes to shove, again, it becomes every man for themselves.
Today’s world is seeing the end of many alliances and bonds that were once held sacred. “What have you done for me lately?” and “what’s in it for me?” is pushing for dominance. These alliances at best, are formed only as long as they add personal benefit, which unfortunately, is usually short term agreement according to terms and conditions, and failing that, it’s “see you, wouldn’t want to be you”.
We are facing a dim and bleak war mongering world. Even God’s name is being used as a stamp for personal gain. What is this world coming to? Where is this world headed? And, what are we going to do about the mess we’re in? These are all good questions. They are introspective. And we most likely all have our own thoughts as to the answers.
Honest assessment, questions about where we’ve been and what’s in store for tomorrow is not a bad thing. Being involved in this 50 day journey is stepping forward into association, with ourselves, our thoughts, our hopes, and dreams. It’s being desirous to reach toward a better future now.
I’m told that the most common phrase and theme in the Bible is for us to “fear not”. That does not mean for us to close our eyes to the reality that is evidently before us. Where this journey is leading to is what most of us work hard to achieve, peace and happiness and ability, to not only cope and keep pace with today, but to overcome any and all obstacles that may rise before us.
Laying aside our fears and facing a formidable future is a whole lot easier when the one we hook up with says “I’ll never leave you, I’ll never abandon you, and I want to walk with you”. That is part of the contractual agreement that God presents. God’s interested in you, not for personal gain, but to make you and your world a better place.

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