Do You Have a Personal Relationship With Your God?
This past Sunday at bible study we wrapped up our lessons on the emotions of God, which was a subtopic of the lessons on the character of God. These lesson are imperative for us to understand how much we are created in God’s likeness and image and not him in our image! In Sunday’s lesson we explored the actions that grieve the heart of God as we seek fellowship with Him.
REMEMBER! OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD/CHRIST IS SUPPOSED BE THE MOST INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE ON THIS EARTH. JESUS COMMANDS US
“YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.” (Matthew 22:37). GETTING TO KNOW GOD PERSONALLY IS NOT ONLY OUR TICKET INTO HEAVEN BUT IT IS WHAT JUSTIFIES US AT THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT. HE REMINDS US THAT “MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY [WHEN I JUDGE THEM], ‘LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN YOUR NAME, AND DRIVEN OUT DEMONS IN YOUR NAME, AND DONE MANY MIRACLES IN YOUR NAME?’ AND THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM PUBLICLY, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME [YOU ARE BANISHED FROM MY PRESENCE], YOU WHO ACT WICKEDLY [DISREGARDING MY COMMANDS].’” (Matthew 7:22-23) IF WE HAVE NOT DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING HOW TO PLEASE HIM.
THINK OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AS BEING IN A DREAM RELATIONSHIP WITH A DREAM PARTNER. THE SAME WAY YOU WOULDN’T BEHAVE IN A WAY TO DISRESPECT OR HURT YOU DREAM PARTNER, THE SAME WAY WE SHOULD NOT DO THINGS THAT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT. GOD REMINDS US TO WATCH THE WAY YOU TALK. LET NOTHING FOUL OR DIRTY COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. SAY ONLY WHAT HELPS, EACH WORD A GIFT. DON’T GRIEVE GOD. DON’T BREAK HIS HEART. HIS HOLY SPIRIT, MOVING AND BREATHING IN YOU, IS THE MOST INTIMATE PART OF YOUR LIFE, MAKING YOU FIT FOR HIMSELF. DON’T TAKE SUCH A GIFT FOR GRANTED. MAKE A CLEAN BREAK WITH ALL CUTTING, BACKBITING, PROFANE TALK. BE GENTLE WITH ONE ANOTHER, SENSITIVE. FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER AS QUICKLY AND THOROUGHLY AS GOD IN CHRIST FORGAVE YOU.” (Ephesians 4:29-32 MSG)
Please review the following scripture and post any questions you may have here.
(Genesis 6:1-7) (Isaiah 63:7-10) Ephesians 4:21-32)