Neighbors need to get to know each other, build each other up, and build memories together. This photo was taken before a July 4th parade in my neighborhood in 2009. The kids on their bikes now have their own cars. Some have gone off to college. Some neighbors and their families have moved to different communities but we stay in touch and continue to build memories.
Following God’s Way builds memories and we want others to join us on our journey as we receive God’s Plan For Us. We then execute His plan together as we walk by faith to victory. Reading today in 1 Peter 3:1-12, we receive God’s ideas for good relationships and good marriages.
Wives should strive for inner beauty with a gentle and quiet spirit instead of outward adornment of fine clothes or jewelry. Husbands, should treat their wives with respect and consider their needs. Both husband and wives should love one another, be compassionate, and humble. Always seeking peace and encouragement in their relationship.
Jesus is our example to follow in our relationships. He submitted to God’s will and in a marriage, two are working together as one to build a life that glorifies God by living in His power. In so doing, we please God because we are a good spouse, a good parent, a good worker, and a good neighbor that makes an impact on others for His purposes.
This day with You Lord, we want to have good relationships. In so doing, we glorify You Lord. We become the person You want us to be and make an impact on others because they see Your power at work in us. Then families are strong, neighbors live in harmony, and we all see amazing days ahead. Amen.