Order helps assure that we treat people and situations simialr--even the same. It provides a consistency, a predictability, and integrity to our behaviors. NOT that we need to be rigid--but we need to have order so that we have a guide of our behavior, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and responses to situations.
Remember, this is only ONE of the important qualities and characteristics that must be present and growing for relationships to be successful. If you are strong in this area--GREAT! Remain strong and growing in it! Then, work on the other qualities and characteristics. They ALL must be present and growing in ALL relationships! How are you doing on all the others, too?
R espect and Honor
E xpressions of Encouragement
L isten, Acknowledge and Consider Response
A ppreciate and Affirm
T rust In-Spite of and Through Brokenness
I dentify and Build on Commonalities
O rder in Place and Deliberate Actions
N urturance and Understanding
S elf-less Orientation
H ope, Faith, and Pursuit of Consistency
I ntegrity Journey
P ardon, GRACE, and Mercy MUST Abound