Five Minute Friday: Together

I read the prompt “Together” and because my first reaction was sadness, I was unsure if I would go any further or even post what I write but decided to at least write. Who knows? This could be a healing experience.

I thought of the verse in Amos “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”* and wonder even now, what do the two have to agree on?

Respect for each other?

A readiness to forgive?

The purpose of lifting each other up?

Putting the other first?

Not intentionally wounding but being the first to reach out when a wound is brought to our attention?

Do the two agree on allowing the other to be his or herself? To allow the Holy Spirit to do the work necessary in the other person and not try to be His helper?

Do they agree to a whole hearted commitment that can take them through the harshest storms, leaning on the Father?

What do the two agree to, if they are to walk together?

The walk can be for a lifetime as with spouses, and children, and siblings, even friends.

Or it can be for a season.

But however long it is, the two or three or four or however many who are companions, must agree if they are to walk together.

*Amos 3:3 (New King James Version)

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and friends for Five Minute Friday.
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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Together

  1. That agreement is one of the hardest decisions or promises, I think. Having lost out in an agreement that I thought was forever, I totally understand this struggle. Visiting from 5 Minute Friday.

  2. I pray that God is healing you as you are writing on this. I know the pain of ‘together’ when the other one isn’t committed. It is hard. But stand strong! Even in those seasons where it seems you are alone, you are not. God never leaves us or forsakes us, and He loves us unconditionally. He will supply all of your needs in Christ Jesus! Isaiah 54:4-6 really pulled me through my divorce and hard times, and I pray it encourages you:

    “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
    Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
    You will forget the shame of your youth
    and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
    For your Maker is your husband—
    the Lord Almighty is his name—
    the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
    he is called the God of all the earth.
    The Lord will call you back
    as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
    a wife who married young,
    only to be rejected,” says your God.

  3. This verse in Amos is so short, but so powerful. Yes, no relationship can work without two people loving one another at least as much as they love themselves. But also our relationship with our Lord Jesus will never work, if He is not the Love of our Lives. We need to agree with Him and know Him personally and not necessarily what others teach about Him. All the Scriptures points to Him as He so poignantly reminded the Pharisees and Scribes.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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