Relate

Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.

(1 John 1:3-4)

Since you are here, it means you have found salvation through Jesus Christ and have started your faith journey. Praise God! You are here because you want to proceed further. If that is what you desire, please know – that is what God wants as well.

God wants a personal relationship with you, one that is...

Personal, rather than knowledge-based

Intimate rather than distant  (Psalm 139:1-4)

It is freely given rather than coerced  (I Corinthians 2:12; Matthew 4:18-20)

It is based on love rather than judgement  (1 John 4:15-16; Lamentations 3:22-24)

Friend rather than foe

Reciprocal rather than one sided  (Jeremiah 29:10-14; James 4:8)

You can establish this personal relationship through...

Your Daily Routine, Every Circumstance

Seeking the Kingdom First  (Matthew 6:33)

Reading the written Word, the Bible, that declares His will.

Praying  (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

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Worshiping  (Psalm 100, 105)

Conversing with God

Being Baptized in the Spirit  (Acts 19:1-7)

Transforming Your Mind  (Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8)

Expressing Gratitude to God Frequently  (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Telling Others About God  (Acts 1:8; (Matthew 10:32-33)

Doing All for the Glory of God  (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Relating to God in Every Life Circumstance

All of these are part of a healthy relationship with God, whether you address God as Father (as Jesus did), as Jesus (in the heavenly places at the right hand of the Father) or as the Holy Spirit. Actively engage with God in all the ways documented here and your relationship with Him will grow beyond your expectations.

Closing Thoughts

Some may say, ‘I struggle to relate to God and Jesus because I cannot see them.’ Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (see the entire passage in John 14:8-11). When you read the gospels in the New Testament about the life and ministry of Jesus, your mind forms an image of Jesus that reflects holiness, love, compassion, peace, mercy, power, and the fruit of the Spirit. When you ‘see’ that image of Jesus, you are ‘seeing’ God. You are seeing them both because they are one. As you draw closer to God each day, that image will become clearer and your relationship with Him will grow.

Developing and growing a relationship with God is an ongoing process. God is always present and relating but we, sometimes, take breaks or drift away and stop relating. Whether you are relating and growing a stronger relationship with God is up to you. We encourage you to that end. But it takes time, for many a lifetime. Be patient.

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