Our Dearest Relationship
1 John 3:1a: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: . . .
Do you ever consider what a privilege it is to be a child of Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, and to be able to call Him Father? There are only two possible relationships we can have with Him. Either we are His children or we are lost. We become His children by receiving Jesus and in no other way.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
That word sons is a generic word. It means children. It applies to both sons and daughters.
John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
As I was growing up I spoke to my human parents and they spoke to me every day. They provided everything I needed. My parents provided an example of what our relationship with our Heavenly Father should be. He wants to provide everything we need. He wants to communicate with us and hear from us often in the course of our days and our lives. My relationship with my parents would have been really strange if we never communicated back and forth. Our relationship with our God would also be really strange if we never communicated back and forth. A new mother gets to know her baby and the baby gets to know its mother. It is abnormal when new Christians don*t get to know their Heavenly Father. Some of them seem not to be as teachable as new born babies. It does not require any extraordinary ability to get to know our parents and our children. God is extraordinary beyond our understanding but it does not require any extraordinary ability to talk to Him, read the Bible and think about Him.
It is amazing how many Christians don*t seem to communicate with Him. They don*t seem to know how to have a relationship with Him. They don*t seem to know that relationship can be wonderful. It can be wonderful because of Who He is. Whenever there is anything wrong with our relationship with Him it is because of our sin.
Isaiah 59:2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Three of our worst sins are neglecting to talk to Him, ignoring the Bible and neglecting to think about Him (meditation). We don*t usually get involved in sin when we are doing those things. It is an unspeakable blessing to be able to speak to Him as our Father, hear from Him as our Father and know that He is our Father. He will never fail to be a wonderful Father.
Deuteronomy 4:29: But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Not to seek the Lord and a relationship with Him is the most devastating sin we can commit.
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