Monday, October 20, 2014

Want a Closer Relationship with God?

Thanks to Marisel Jarrin Kleppen for sharing this picture of her husband and son.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a

Without communication relationships die. I can’t remember where I first read those words, but 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 resolved to communicate more frequently with friends through 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 many receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

As with any other intimate relationship, we need to spend quality time together in order to nurture and grow that relationship. Prayer is key to our spiritual relationship. Through prayer I draw close to God and my soul communes with Him. 
We can pray anywhere, about anything, at any time.  As children of God there is nowhere that we can be that God will not hear us.  We can commune with Him in our hearts or speak out loud, kneeling in a quiet place or driving down the highway.  

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

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  1. Thank you, Rose, for sharing the gospel.

  2. Great reminder, Rose. And, as we make time for the Lord, I think it makes us want to reach out to others as well.