The Evolution of a Relationship

God calls us many things in the Bible. He uses pictures to help us understand the dynamic of our indescribable relationship with Him. Here are a few that have touched me recently:

  • Clay (Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 18)
  • Sheep (John 10:14)
  • Disciple (Luke 6:40)
  • Slave (Romans 1:1)
  • Child (John 1:13)
  • Friend (John 15:15)
  • Beloved (Ephesians 5:1)
  • Apostle (Ephesians 4:11)

Some of these happen in parallel, others are distinct seasons that build on each other. My prayer is that as you reflect on these, you’ll see that you’re becoming a trusted member of the family, just like the son who got the ring and the robe (Luke 15).


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