A devotion by Andrea Stuart, Vice President of Staff Services and Care
ABCS Core Value: Build relationships through trust and respect.
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ – Luke 10:27
Being able to build relationships with others relies upon our relationship with God. We must love Him first and foremost and then out of that love comes the ability to love others. We find the ability to trust others and respect them well when our identity is secure in Christ. If we remember that we are wholly loved, we are able to show grace, trust Him with circumstances and have a heart for people that might appear difficult to love. It is in loving people in light of His love that provides an opportunity for our relationships to show His glory. We can be consistent in trust and respect with others because He consistently loves and is trustworthy. I forget sometimes that I can build relationships on such a solid foundation, that is all about Him and not about what I can do for Him. Let’s take the time to remember the importance of this core value and Christ’s foundational importance in it today.