WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD .VS. FLESHY RELATIONSHIPS?
This word I put together was shared at one of the ministry’s sessions, just in more detail here. I would like to share it with all of you and pray you are able to take something valuable away from this.
Knowing God and building a relationship with Him is the most important decision one can make in Life, to get closer to our creator to know more and walk with Him.
It’s not enough to go to Church, read the Bible and pray, but extra research to give full insight on who God is has to be carried out, because society’s definition of God and Christianity is tainted& untrue.
Studying the word will give you a better understanding on decisions made through the scriptures and how they relate to your life, for whatever it is you may be facing. EVERYTHING IS WRITTEN.
Reading the word will also help to renew your mind and thoughts process, you’re able to cleanse yourself in the word, from NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE.
BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR, FORMS A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION we need to build on, God isn’t in flesh so doesn’t operate in flesh (worldly suit), rather a spirit (inner being) and so to connect with Him our spirit needs to be pure.
The Bible is the most important possession of a Christian. God spoke through people to put His thoughts and emotions in it to give the reader a better idea of who He is.
The more you get to know God the more you closer you become, share and talk about anything building the trust level in actions and words spoken as a Christian woman and Christian man.. OUR LIVES CAN’T CONTRADICT THE WORD OF GOD (lukewarm behaviour, is common, but not right).
EXAMPLE: Like a car tank full of gas, the word keeps your mind, body and soul running continuously to receive eternal life>> WHICH IS SALVATION, A PERSONAL THING NOT TO BE FORCED.
Even though God is not with us in human form, He is with us in spirit form and so HEBREWS 11:1 – NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. SHOULD BE APPLIED DAILY KEEP YOUR FAITH. Just like we inhale and exhale we cannot physically see the air but know it is around us.
PSALM 139: 7-14: BASICALLY STATES THAT GOD IS EVERYWHERE AND U CANNOT ESCAPE FROM HIM PRESENCE WHETHER HERE ON EARTH, IN HEAVEN, THE SEA ETC GOD IS ALL AROUND US.. AND WITH US WE ARE ALL WONDERFULLY AND FEARFULLY MADE.
YOUR SOUL SHOULD BE FED DAILY TO KNOW YOUR GOD AND NEVER TO DEPART FROM HIM. TO KNOW GOD YOU HAVE TO READ THE WORD OF GOD, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.
THE GREATEST SACRIFICE OF ALL COMES IN JOHN 3:16- FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE…WITH GOD U SHALL NOT PERISH!
WITHOUT HIM YOULL PERISH AND MISS YOUR WAY!!!!!
One thing we all need to remember is that God NEVER forgets about us, but what we have to do is meet Him half way by wanting to give our all to Him, to know Him for ourselves and trust in Him.. DEUT 4:29: But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shall find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul..
So just as God plays His part, we too must ensure we are doing right by Him whole heartedly or else there’s no point in it. We all know we have a choice whether to seek God wholeheartedly or not, He will not force Himself on us. Simply put ‘Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners and purify your hearts ye double minded.’ James 4:8. As
One of the most important scriptures that stand out to me can be found in 2 Timothy 3:14 – 17:
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them,
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through FAITH which is in Christ Jesus.
ALL SCRIPTURES IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
OUR VERY OWN MANUAL ON HOW TO LIVE RIGHT IN GOD’S EYES AND NOT SOCIETY'S WAY OF LIVING.. HE SETS IT OUT ALL CLEARLY WE JUST NEED TO LISTEN, FOLLOW & ACT WITH OBEDIENCE!!
WE ALL NEED GOD AND ONLY GOD KNOWS US WELL INSIDE AND OUT, HE HAS PREDESTINED OUR LIVES AND KNEW US BEFORE WE EVEN KNEW HIM, EVEN BEFORE WE WERE IN OUR MOTHERS WOMB ‘JEREMIAH 1:5
SO TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH AND TRUST IN HIM NOT MAN, MAN WILL DISAPPOINT GOD NEVER WILL. HE WANTS U TO SUCCEED AND NOT FAIL.FOR BLESSED IS THOSE WHO FIND WISDOM PROVERBS 3:13-15
THE BIBLE IS VALUABLE, TEACHES US HOW TO LIVE, OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AND MOST IMPORTANLY WHAT NOT TO DO..
RELATIONSHIPS ARE A HIGH PRIORITY TO GOD; LOVE IS THE CORNERSTONE OF HIS WILL FOR US. AND SO WE SHOULD NEVER PLACE ANYONE ABOVE HIM OR BEFORE HIM. HE ALONE DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISES.
MATTHEW 22:37-39: Jesus said unto Him, thou shall love the Lord with all thy HEART and with all thy SOUL and with their entire MIND. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself.
SO JUST AS IT IS NATURAL FOR A CHILD TO GROW IN A LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH A PARENT, SO IS IT ALSO NATURAL FOR US TO GROW IN LOVE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD..
HOW TO GROW WITH GOD:
COMMUNICATE WITH HIM, VERY IMPORTANT!!!
THIS CAN BE DONE VIA:
- THE BIBLE (REVEALING HIS CHARACTER AND WILL)
- PRAYER (SHARING OUR THOUGHTS, NEEDS AND DESIRES TO HIM).. PHILL 4:6-7: BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD. HE ALONE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS FOR U.
AND THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.
- ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH HIM
- PRAISE AND WORSHIP
- WRITING JOURNALS EXPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS.(HE HEARS ALL AND WILL ANSWER YOU. PRAYERS GO UP, BLESSINGS COME DOWN. (1 JOHN 5:14-15)
God is not unclean; He is pure and doesn’t operate in sinful ways. An unclean spirit will have people living sinful ways rather than flee them. The worldly lifestyle will make them think that life is better to live than a righteous, pure life in Christ.
As we all know God is not in flesh, but in spirit and so to get to know Him as previously mentioned it’s important to have a pure heart and spirit to connect with him.
With fleshy relationships whether it be friendships, relationships, work/friendship relationships etc to get to know someone, one must first get the courage to talk to the person, to know what they are like and get a better understanding of who they are, interests etc.
The beginning of a new healthy relationship is rooted in friendship, with God as the foundation not sinful wrong ways. The more u talk with each other the better you get to know the person.
Example when and if you get to know a person via social platforms you start to build a new connection with them spiritually as you don’t see them day in day out… (Quite similar to knowing God daily, but can’t see Him).
Most relationship, friendships, jobs; finances etc in society tend to crumble… How can anything and relationships last if the most High is not the foundation for it?? What God hasn’t joined together the devil will have joined together to manipulate and try to destroy God’s people #FOOD FOR THOUGHT…
IF WE WERE TO BUILD A SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD MORE, AS OPPOSED TO JUST BUILDING FLESHLY RELATIONSHIPS, WE WILL BE SOO USED TO FEEDING THE SPIRIT AND NOT THE FLESH.
THE FLESH IS FULL OF LUSTFUL DESIRES FOR TEMPORARY PLEASURES LEADING TO DESTRUCTION.
THERE IS NO OTHER RELATIONSHIP WORTH HAVING THAN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, OUR CREATOR, OUR COMFORTER, OUR HEALER, OUR FIRST LOVE, OUR BEST FRIEND AND SOO MUCH MORE!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.