Archive for March, 2012

I would like to take a few moments to address an important issue. The topic is of relationship. Not just any relationship, but the Most important relationship, you and God! As a Born Again believer in Jesus Christ it is a top Priority in my life and I can Boldly say it must be a top priority in your life as well, unless of course you want to give the Savior of your soul second best! I trust you are Born Again in Christ? If not, stop reading this and immediately turn from your sins and turn to Jesus’ Cross and know He has forgiven you and washed your sins away in His own Blood. Believe he was Resurrected from the dead!! That Gospel Truth starts a “personal” relationship with God!

Once you become a Born Again believer God gives you the Holy Spirit who will guide you into all Truth, because He is the Spirit of Truth!! As the Scripture states; “John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

14 “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

15 “All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”

Now to relationship. We all have had personal relationships with other people. Spouses, friends, accountability partners etc. there are different levels to relationships. First there are personal relationships. You know the type where you converse about things happening in your life, job, Church, home and it is only goes to a certain point without getting to personal, right? You know, Intimate? That is the first type of relationship. This type of Personal relationship is also the start of our Relationship with Our Father in Heaven. Personal? Talking with Him about things going on in your life, etc. Praying and conversing with Him about your “perceived” needs, wants and desires!! That is great and should be a top Priority!! Again as Scripture states in many places and various ways; “Php 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” That is a Personal relationship!!!

But now I would like to share a deeper Truth. A deeper relationship! One of Intimacy. A relationship that goes beyond that of just a Personal level!! You know what Intimacy means? Let us define it first. Intimacy is aclose, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group. 2. a close associationwithor detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place or subject.

Now with that definition in mind let me ask a question. Do you have a desire to grow closer to your Father in Heaven? A desire to be more Intimate with Him? Let’s face it, He Sure wants that type of Intimacy with you. Let us listen to Scripture and see if He will not speak to your heart concerning this topic. “John 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The father is seeking Intimacy!! True Worshipers!! Here is another verse; “1Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” Doesn’t that sound more intimate? Knowing that Our Father cares about every aspect of our lives should really cause us to pause and consider our response. We should seek a “deeper” relationship with the Lover of our souls! You know, complete openness! Complete Trust! Such Intimacy should come from Maturing in the Faith of Jesus Christ. We should consider what Jesus said when He stated the Father is “seeking” such intimacy with us! Can Born Again believers just stay on a Personal lever and never grow into a more Intimate relationship? Yes, this is possible of course and happens all to often. Maybe this Psalm could speak to our hearts; Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.” Should we not Desire to be in a deeper Relationship with God? YES!! How about considering this as a step from “personal” to “intimate.” Matthew 6:5 ¶ “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

6 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Get One on one with the Father! Wait for Him to hug you!! Wait for Him to whisper in your ear, “I Love you!” He will you know if you desire a deeper connection to Him!! I would like to share one last verse that shows how our heart’s ought to be toward our Father. “Psalm 42:1 ¶ <<To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.>> As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.

2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Again listen to the Intimacy that we can have; “Psalm 42:7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.

8 The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me-A prayer to the God of my life.”

Yes, seek God and you shall find Him!! You will find He is right where you are!! He invites you to first a Personal relationship through Faith in His Son Jesus the Christ!! But then He invites you to a deeper and more Intimate relationship with Him!!! Let us come and sup with our Maker!!! Our Father!!! The Father is waiting for you to mature from just a personal level relationship to a Much deeper Intimate one!!! Let us not make excuses!! Let us Drink of the Wellspring of Holiness!!!

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