David Windham

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Why are we here? Why do we exist? God created everything, but why would He want to? What does God want from me?

I have children, and I can honestly say that I don't want anything specifically from them. All I really want is to have a relationship with my children. I want to be a part of their lives and I want them to be a part of mine. I want to care for my children, to provide for them, and to give them whatever is in my power to give.

This is what live is really all about... Relationships. When you get right down to it, that is all that matters. Relationships give meaning to our lives, and life worth living is full of relationships. When faced with our own mortality, the only thing we will value will be those relationships.

God loves you and wants a relationship with you. Whether you realize it or not, you have an emptiness in your heart that can only be filled by God. This relationship between you and God is of the highest importance.

Everything in life is either growing or dying. You can see this in the nature around you and in the business world as well. Everything is either in a state of growth or deterioration. Absolutely everything is in one of these two states.

To be stagnant is to deteriorate. There is no standing still. It's like paddling upriver in a canoe. There is no pausing. If you stop paddling you will still move, but maybe not in the direction you want to go.

Relationships as well, are either growing or dying. When you stop nurturing a relationship, that relationship will deteriorate. When you get comfortable in a relationship and decide it does not require much attention, you find the relationship becoming less fulfilling. Relationships take effort.

The greatest impact you will ever have in another person will be based on your relationship with that person. The greatest growth you will experience will be centered around your relationships. And at the top of the list is your relationship with God.

God wants a relationship with you. God wants to be a part of your life. God wants you to trust Him. God wants to provide for you, to do great things for you, and to be the strength you need in trying times. But you must choose whether or not to have a relationship with God. God will not force you. He leaves it completely up to you.

It is a choice. It is always a choice. How you choose will dictate how your life will play out. Do you choose to reject God? Do you choose to refuse a relationship with Him? Do you choose to accept God, and choose to enter into a relationship with Him? And once in a relationship with God, will you choose to nurture that relationship and have your relationship grow?