|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
I welcome you to this last edition of the teachings of this month. The Lord is good and His mercies endure forever. He has been faithful to His Word! I hope you have been taking time to follow the series of teaching that have been coming your way since the month began? You shall not fail in your relationship in Jesus’ name! In my first lesson, I taught on “How You Can Build Trust”. The second lesson, I taught on “Relationship”, and in the third teaching, I showed you the relationship between family members and others around us. Today, I want to show you the Benefits of Building Trust in Your Relationship.
What are the Benefits of Building Trust in Your Relationship?
It brings Intimacy
Intimacy is defined as “a feeling of being intimate and belonging together, close in friendship or acquaintance”. What trust does in any relationship is to bring people close together, with a sense of true belonging to one another in an atmosphere of true friendship. Intimacy is one of the benefits of trust. Trust is very fundamental in building a successful relationship. True and lasting intimacy can only be built with trust as its backbone. Just as building trust takes time, so does intimacy; it does not just grow naturally, and it is not something that can be enforced. Intimacy will only come when everyone feels a sense of safety and confident in the integrity of the other person involved.
Any family that enjoys intimacy must of a necessity command the blessings of the Lord. The Word of God says: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore (Psalm 133:1-134:1).
Children brought up in an atmosphere of true intimacy are usually very emotionally balanced. They find it easier to resist and overcome peer pressures, because they feel so much love and affection from their family members. I want you to know that intimacy involves both physical and emotional interaction. It helps one to be able to share his/her feelings, experiences and thoughts in a very honest way among family members or in your relationship with others.
It eliminate fear
Another great benefit of building trust in your family is the elimination of fear. It is important for you to know that fear dies where there is trust in any kind of relationship. You can therefore entrust your life and anything in the hand of the person you trust without being afraid of what will happen. As we all know, fear is a spirit that gives birth to jealousy and insecurity in any relationship.
Sometimes, there is a feeling of insecurity between husband and wife which leads to an unwanted apprehension of marital unfaithfulness. Husband and wife must learn to be open to each other. The devil often makes people to think that if they open up completely, they may never be accepted for who they are or that when their friends or spouse hear the whole truth about an issue, they won’t love them anymore. But this is a lie of the devil. Trust is probably the most important ingredient in building an intimate relationship between husband and wife.
Trust is one thing that takes a long time to build and a very short time to destroy. Be careful how you treat each other. Many people wrongly believe that in a good marriage, you can “relax” and not have to monitor everything you say and do. This is farther from the truth. In a good marriage, you must always be monitoring your behavior. This is the key to building a strong relationship and trust. May the Lord give you understanding!
To enjoy the benefits of building trust in your relationship, you need to have a relationship with God first and foremost. That is what being born gain is all about. Do you want to be born again? Just say this prayer and you shall become a child of God: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom”.
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored)