Fluid relationships

Hello everybody.  A lot has been going on for us the last couple of weeks.  Noah is growing like a weed and now weighs 11 pounds. (I understand for some people, this is nothing because they gave birth to an 11 pound child.  Noah was born at 7 though, so for us he is a big boy.)  Thank you all for the support in these first 2 months.  We have been totally taken care of as we transition. God certainly provided for us through all of you.  So again, thank you for praying for us and being willing to give.

This last week, Angela and Noah took off to visit to our families.  She stayed in Indiana for the first half of the week, and then spent the latter half in Ohio.  I was able to accomplish lots since I was home by myself. Believe it or not, I even did the laundry and the dishes.  You’ve probably experienced that when you’re away from your family, you still want to communicate with them.  In our case, Ang and I would call each other and send texts back and forth.  We talked to each other every morning, but we talked at random, too. Whenever Noah did something new, Ang would call me.  Whenever there was a deal at the store and I wanted to know if I should pick it up, I would text Ang.

As I was away from Ang, I began to think about my relationship with her.  I considered the “fluidity” of it.  In other words, we communicate constantly.  Even if we only have a few minutes to talk – even if there’s only one thing to say – we still make the effort to share what’s going on.  In fact, we both know when we’re not communicating well.  We agree that our relationship struggles when we don’t take the time to check in with each other.

Why is it often hard to see a fluid relationship as a goal with our relationship with God?  Even though it’s difficult to achieve fluid relationships with people, our relationships are better when they involve consistent communication.  At least for me, it seems that when I realize that I need to work on my relationship with God, I start trying to plan it out.  I think about reading the Bible in the morning or praying at night.  But I wonder if my relationship with God would grow much more if I spent more time focusing on my entire life being centered on Him.  Of course, it is good thing to practice a daily discipline.  I just think God has a whole lot more for us if we take the time to walk with Him, communicating all along the way no matter what happens.

Those are pretty much my thoughts as of late.  Now, I must tend to my son who needs a serious diaper change, I do believe.  Catch you all later.


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