“But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” Ruth 1:16 (NKJV)
Here we see a beautiful relationship forming between a woman and her daughter-in-law. Ruth wants to know the God of Naomi and is ready to leave her old life behind her. This bond was divinely orchestrated by God and resulted in the birth of Jesus many years later. However, there is another type of bond that is destroying lives everyday. Ungodly soul ties exist in every walk of life, within friendships, dating relationships, in the home, in churches, and in the workplace. An ungodly soul tie is formed when one or two people in a relationship look to eachother to fulfill what only God can fulfill in our lives. Who do you count on to make you feel happy? Who do you rely on to make you feel accepted, loved and approved? That person you rely on for happiness, acceptance, love, and approval is someone that you have formed an ungodly soul tie with and only the power of God can break it. At the core of these relationships is “what can you do for me?” and “how can you help me?”. It is rooted in selfishness. While at the core of godly relationships is “what can I do for you?” and “how can I help you?”. It is rooted in love. Strengthen godly relationships and break ungodly ones through prayer, the Word and a proper understanding of godly relationships. In every relationship there should be a mutual enrichment, a nourishing of spiritual growth and development, and ultimately a total reliance upon God and not eachother. Allow God to bring godly relationships into your life as you break free of ungoldy ones.
Prayer: Father, I pray that by Your power and anointing that you break and destroy every ungodly soul tie in my life in the name of Jesus. Help me stay free! I pray that You send divine relationships in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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