If there is one thing that will help us get to the next level in our lives, it is divinely ordained relationships. Understanding the importance of covenant relationships is a critical part of fulfilling the will of God for our lives. There are people God has “hooked” us up with, who are there to impart into and impact our lives so we can do what God has called us to do. It may be their wisdom, expertise, or knowledge that can help us or it may be a specific anointing on their lives that God wants to develop in us. We must be able to recognize and honor covenant relationships because they are bridges to our success and prosperity. There is something about life that requires us to walk through it with someone else. God never intended for us to be islands, which is why relationships are so vital. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says something very interesting: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. The three-fold cord described in this passage can be likened to a relationship that includes God, you, and the covenant relationship He has placed in your life. The Word even talks about how God is in the midst of Believers when they come together. Relationships are the lifeblood of human existence. Covenant relationships are those relationships that God has divinely placed in our lives. A covenant is a binding agreement between two or more parties that involves the exchange of strengths for weaknesses. Marriages are covenant relationships because they are designed to operate based on this exchange. There are other relationships that can be classified as covenant, such as certain God-ordained friendships, business relationships, and mentorships. Sometimes God places father and mother figures in people’s lives to provide the guidance and direction they never received from their natural mother or father. Another type of covenant relationship is that which exists between a pastor and congregation. There are people who attend church as a religious routine, and there are those who embrace the man or woman of God who has been called to pastor them as their spiritual mother or father. God cares about our spiritual growth and development, which is why it is His will that every Christian be a member of a local church. When God calls us to a particular church, we should obey Him because He is calling us into covenant with someone in spiritual leadership. The impartation we receive from our pastors and those spiritual leaders God has placed in our lives plays a huge role in our growth and development, not only as Christians but also in our own personal anointing or calling. Sometimes people get offended and cut off their covenant relationships; however, I have discovered time and time again that disconnecting from the people God has called to impart into our lives can set us back. If we want to grow and partake of the power of God, we must honor those relationships and maintain them. When we do, we will see things begin to take place in our lives for the better. I encourage you to evaluate your life and locate the relationships that are divinely-ordained by God. These are the people God has called you to glean from and to help you grow. When you know who they are, cherish them. Sow into their lives and continue to receive their anointing. When you do, you will find the power that operates in their lives operating in yours.

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Comment by David E Maxwell on November 28, 2012 at 11:58pm

Blessings to you Woman Of God, sorry for the late response, and yes that may be true for some, but we must keep our light shining bright and not let those type of folks rob God of His glory. For there are those that allow good to be evil spoken of. We know that they will be exposed if they continue in their way. Let's keep praying for them that they convert for real. Amen, Praise God and thank for your comment and may God shower you and your family with many blessings.

Comment by Prophetess June Powell Boachie on August 17, 2012 at 11:49pm

Awesome word Man of God...sadly to say that there are people who call themselves true and real Men and Women of God knowing that they act like the worldly people whom is out there in the streets. It is awesome to see that there is some of us that keeps it REAL...Praise God

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