How’s Your Relationship with God? (1) - “I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” Jn 5:30 NKJV
The relationship Jesus had with His Father is the kind of relationship that He wants you to have with Him. Three things describe that relationship. For the next few days let’s look at each of them: (1) Intimacy. Jesus said, “The Father loves the Son and shows him all he does” (Jn 5:20 NIV). You interact with many people throughout the day, but you only share your heart with those you trust, and with whom you have a close relationship. So, how close are you to God right now? Close enough to hear when He speaks to you? Close enough to know when you’ve said or done something which has grieved Him? Close enough to feel the warmth of His presence? The truth is, you are as close to God right now as you desire to be, decide to be, and discipline yourself to be. Nothing is born unless there is first an act of intimacy between two people, and intimacy is based on one word: “desire.” How much do you desire God? David said, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you” (Ps 63:1 NIV). Do you desire His house? “They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights” (Ps 36:8 NIV). Do you desire His Word? “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:12 NIV).
Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 9:00 AM CDT