RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
People today worship a god who is mystical, elusive and impersonal, and they view it as an energy force. Because we live in such an individualistic society, people want to keep it that way, far apart. We know as Christians we cannot put God in a box, when we want to worship Him, then, put Him back when we don’t want to. In reality many people, and may I add Christians have been influenced this way. Then, to get back to reality of knowing how to have a true meaningful relationship with God, is worth it all. Eastern religions take lots of discipline on the mind, to get to a mindset, lots of work for it. For being a Christian, it also takes discipline, but on the inner-man, and on the physical side of it, is taking time alone with God, for example journaling, it’s really conversing with God on what you’ve learned, or what and who inspired or ministered to you, always giving God the glory, because after all, it’s all about Him
Now, why do we need to have a relationship with God? God is gracious- Isa. 30:18, “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice, how blessed are all those who long for Him.” God is merciful- Ps. 86:25 “But You, O Lord, are a God of merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness and truth.” God is compassionate. (Deut.4:31) ”For the Lord your God is a compassionate God. He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.” God is Kind; Luke 6:35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” God is righteous- Ps. 145:17 “The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds.” God is good- Ps. 86:27 “For You Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in loving-kindness to all who call on You.” Another good scripture describing God is Psalm 139- How He searches and knows me inside and out-so I don’t have to wonder if He will still love me when I sin. But that is where we should not abuse of His love for us, and keep on doing our own thing. When we commit our way to Him, we must mean it, and be committed all the way.
As we can see God really wants to interact and have fellowship with His children all the time, and may I add, not because He so desperately needs it, but because we are His awesome creation made by His loving hands. He is who had thoughts about each and everyone, of all the persons who will be reading this book. You and I are being loved without end. He is a jealous God who wants communication, and reminds us of His presence. Won’t you give Him a try? Now this is a very good reason to tell you to invest your time in, your relationship with Him through the reading of His Word and meditating on it with much prayer. You will find many treasures you’ve never found before.