And as well all know, it sure is nice to be appreciated.If no one is showing you gratitude, it could mean you are serving a very selfish crowd or person.Therefore, you will never have lasting, good relationships, no matter what advice you are following, if you do not have an abundance of grace for other people. How many times have you fallen through on your commitments to God? He certainly sets boundaries and lovingly disciplines us.If you want the ultimate example of a how to love someone, just look at how God loves you. And how has he responded to you each and every time? So I’m not saying you just let an endless cycle of abuse take place on you.Also, it helps to keep this principle in mind because it can help you be less hurt when someone doesn’t treat you right. But we will be less offended if we keep in perspective that the reason someone is sinning against us is ultimately because they are sinning against God. Even when your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend is taking it on you, God is still the main variable in the equation of a healthy relationship. Show Him/Her Grace Like God Gives You Grace There are no perfect relationships on earth because there are no perfect people.A relationship will only be as healthy as the hearts of those involved.From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.(Psalm 18:6) “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
But in general, the more you love someone, the more they will appreciate you.
He’s the standard to which all humans are accountable to.
The clearer we see God the better our choices will be because we will be able to better see what we are called to imitate – the most pure and loving Person ever. And if you don’t know true love, you won’t be able to show true love.
1 John -21 explains: : Therefore if you want to love well in relationships as a Christian, you need a healthy relationship with God first. How He/She Treats You Is a Reflection of Their Relationship with God It’s really not about you. Even when people don’t love you well, the reason for their lack of love is really all about their relationship with God.
Just as you will not be able to love and serve people well without staying connected to Christ, other people will not be able to love you well if their walk with God is not going well.