The Journey of Preparation to Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God
Day 6: Soul Ties
I love soul ties and I hate soul ties!
The soul ties I love are the ones between a husband and wife, a parent and their child, a friend and their bestie, a spiritual parent and their spiritual son or daughter, two business partners, longtime colleagues or neighbors, a pastor, extended family members, and anyone we associate with on a personal level.
The soul ties I hate are all of the above mentioned, when they are illegal.
Relationships are a source of great power and strength for your singleness, marriage and intimacy with God. Having intimate connections in the way of soul ties helps build you into your greater. We are social beings, that need social connections to others, to get us from our point A to point B.
David and Jonathan, King Saul's son, had a soul tie in their brotherhood/friendship, that created a win-win within their relationship. David became king and Jonathan glorified God in his obedience to the Spirit, and the plan God had for David to become the next king.
A relationship can start healthy but if it is not protected with prayer and boundaries it can cause problems. The time when a normally healthy soul tie becomes illegal is when the relationship becomes tainted with; sin, or takes your attention away from God and/or your purpose.
You are married, yet you have a closer emotional relationship with someone of the opposite sex outside of your marriage, illegal soul tie.
You are single, but you think about a guy all the time, illegal soul tie
If you have a bestie, and they are always discouraging you from your personal development, that relationship has a possibility of becoming an illegal soul tie.
Your an adult, and your parent is always degrading you, and treating you like a child. It may be an illegal soul tie.
There is a spiritual parent in your life, who gives no spiritual feedback, but appears to be enmeshed in your personal life, an illegal soul tie.
A long time neighbor/friend who starts advancing on your spouse flirtatiously, illegal soul tie.
Your pastor ask you for money to buy them a car, an illegal soul tie.
Lesson today: Protect your healthy soul ties relationship, so that they do not become illegal. Protect them with prayers of God’s anointing to cover them. Also set up and keep healthy boundaries, to avoid sin, and distractions from your intimacy with God and the purpose he has called you to.
On your journey to singleness, marriage and intimacy with God, it is not good for you to be alone. And it is equally not good for you to have illegal soul ties. So guard your heart today and forever! Until tomorrow, Let’s connect to one another...in a healthy way!
With Beautiful Love