Relationship with God
Have you ever secretly been jealous of someone who seemed to have an intimate relationship with God and hear from Him all the time, as if. Not true. People forget about God, but God never forgets about us. lesson will cover some specific ways to develop and maintain a close relationship with God. Our relationship with God is not figurative; it's literal. Read more to learn how you can develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God.
And the more you pray, the more natural it will be for you. The Bible compares the "prayers of the saints" with sweet-smelling incense, because they please God Revelation 5: Can we walk with God? And what exactly does that mean? This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
In the Bible, the word walk is often used to refer to one's lifestyle—how we live our life. To walk according to God's Word means to apply it, to put it into action. To walk with God means to obey His commandments and to follow—imitate—Jesus' example.
This includes keeping the Fourth Commandment as Jesus did.
Observing God's Sabbath day provides a whole day to focus on drawing close to God. As you see, we must talk and walk with God. Does spiritual fasting also help in drawing close to God? So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer. Fasting is valuable when we are faced with a big problem and we urgently need God's help. Even when we aren't faced with big problems, we should fast occasionally as a special form of worship and to draw closer to God.
When you sincerely fast, God is pleased and will help you grow spiritually. When we meditate on God's ways and His creation, can we learn valuable lessons?
Relationship with God
As we discussed in Lesson 4 in this series, God has two primary means of revealing Himself to humanity: His written revelation—the Bible—and the evidence of creation.
Creation is fascinating, because we never cease to learn from it and be inspired by it. From creation we learn many things about the Creator. Will we be much closer to God if we stay away from bad influences? As God has said: I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.
We often must choose between exposing ourselves to bad influences or surrounding ourselves with good influences including other believers. God is very displeased when we choose evil or what will lead us toward evil.
The mind is like a sponge that will soak up whatever you expose it to, whether good or evil, and what goes in stays in, to a great extent. A computer is a good comparison. A computer's output depends on what was input. Garbage in, garbage out. God knows our every thought.
Don't allow experiences and thoughts in that you will be ashamed of when you face God. Do materialism and an overly-busy life interfere with relationships? You cannot serve God and mammon [money, materialism]. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Money is not evil, but the love of money is a major root of evil. So, yes, materialism and a super-busy life interfere with all our relationships and especially our relationship with God.
They can choke to death our spiritual life like weeds choke to death the life of garden plants. When money and things become overly important to us, they are becoming our gods, which means we are breaking the first of the Ten Commandments by prioritizing them over God. Are satanic and demonic influences a significant danger?
Resist him, steadfast in the faith Resist the devil and he will flee from you. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Satan "deceives the whole world" Revelation Satan hates all people, but he especially wants to deceive and destroy anyone trying to obey God. We attract Satan and the demons and become vulnerable to them if we are sinning, dabbling in spiritism or the occult, or letting down spiritually in some other way. And when one walks in the way of the devil, he or she is alienating himself or herself from God. What is the ultimate, most powerful way to stay close to God? Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
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But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. How is it possible for a mortal human to have an intimate and ongoing relationship with the divine God?
The most important key is God's gift of His Spirit to dwell in one's heart and mind! God's Spirit works to transform human nature to a godly nature and the mind of Christ, so instead of being inclined to selfishness and sin, we become inclined toward love and godliness Philippians 2: To receive the Holy Spirit, we must repent of our sins and be baptized.
Christians can approach God through an intimate relationship, even calling Him Father Romans 8: God values us as precious treasures, capable of honoring Him with our bodies and spirits. Jesus was the only begotten Son of the Father.
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The relationship the two shared while Jesus was on earth was unparalleled John 1: But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ Our earthly relationships change. You and I are destined for change. But Jesus is changeless. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When you draw near to Jesus Christ, you will be changed. Godthe Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesusthe creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buriedand rose from the dead according to the Bible.
If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Saviordeclaring, " Jesus is Lord ," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven. What is your response?