Monday, January 14, 2013

Want a Closer Relationship with God?

Thanks to Marisel Jarrin Kleppen who shared the picture of her husband and son

And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13

Without communication relationships die. I can’t remember where I first read those words, but to me they ring true.  In fact, I said them this week to a friend about her long distance relationship.  Telephone commercials remind us of the importance of staying in touch with our loved ones far away.  

Without communication relationships die. I’ve said this to myself recently and resolved to communicate more frequently with friends by cards and letters—hand written and mailed.  Communication is necessary for healthy relationships.

We know this certainly applies to human relationships, but what about our relationship with God?

We are God’s children, adopted into the family of God.  We call the Lord Almighty, our Father. Our relationship with God is the ultimate relationship.

And I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:18
For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father". Galatians 4:6
And Jesus calls us His brethren.  (See Matthew 12:48-50)
We have a personal relationship with God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. But how do we communicate with God? How do we keep the lines of communication open?

We go to Him in prayer.

In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.  Ephesians 3:12

Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Prayer is key to our spiritual relationship. Just as with any other intimate relationship, you need quality time together in order to nurture and grow that relationship.  Through prayer I draw close to God and He draws close to me.  Through prayer my soul communes with God. 

We can pray anywhere, about anything, at any time.  There is nowhere that we, as children of God, can be that God will not hear us.  We can commune with Him in our hearts or speak out loud. 

Are you taking advantage of this amazing privilege? Do you want a closer relationship with God?  Pray.
And he (Jesus) withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.  Luke 5:16

 Photo courtesy of Marissa Nicole Photography
Thank you so much for visiting Write Moments with God.  I invite you to leave your comments and add to the conversation. I love to hear from you. Click on the little pencil icon or the word "comment" below for a place to write your message.  God  bless you as you seek a closer relationship with Him. 

And now, to announce the winner of last week's book give-away.  Congratulations to Deborah McCarragher who will be receiving one of Jennifer Rothschild's wonderful books.  I know you will be blessed Deborah. 

Thanks to all of you who visited the blog and left comments.  It was a pleasure to read all the wonderful things you had to say about Jennifer Rothschild and how her writing has blessed you. It was very encouraging to me and I know it was to Jennifer as well. 

Thank you so much Jennifer for allowing us to get to know you here at Write Moments with God.  May God continue to bless every word that you write for His glory. 


  1. I always enjoy reading your blogs, Rose. You are such a talented writer and are always so insightful. Thank you for pouring your time and heart into such a wonderful service! :)

    1. Thank you so much for saying that. I appreciate your kind words. Be encouraged here.

  2. A recent post of mine "Forget Me Not" said basically the same thing. We need to often be reminded that God is an important - the most important - relationship for us to foster.

    1. Barbara I'd like to read that. Thank you for mentioning that, and thanks for taking your time to share with us here.

  3. So good, so true and we do have to be reminded at times. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and time with us all.

    1. I really appreciate the positive feedback. Thank you.