Why my relationship with God means so much to me.
I have been a Christian for 31 years. I would like to tell you why Christianity among all religions is not really a religion to me. This is why my Christianity is so far removed from religion.Why it’s the most exciting adventure and life force for my life, which alone possesses the potential to be the greatest hope of upgrading my life.
That’s why Jesus said,”He who believes in me, will have life, and life in all its abundance (John 10:10) What he was saying was, he who believes in me will have the chance of the deluxe life – the gourmet life – and actually, eternal life means an abundant life – a life marked first by the most wonderful relationship with our Father who is supplying all our needs – more than living forever as much as knowing God, the God of all peace, that’s why God is described as the God of all peace. Just before Jesus was arrested by the authorities and tried and killed, he prayed, “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and his Son, Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)But so many people confuse religion and relationship – for me, religion means doing something repeatedly or religiously to such an extent that it becomes a ritual, but my relationship with God is anything but religious because it is the most spontaneous, love relationship in my life; because I don’t just interact at set times when I am obliged to at Church, but in fact, I communicate with him more than anyone, throughout the day, even more than my wife, and even more than me; it’s about how God is our real Heavenly Father who is the only person in our life who knows what we need and who alone has the power to make the greatest difference in my life; and who alone has promised to never leave me, nor forsake me, who knows what I need even before I ask him. If you don’t believe that last statement, have a read of these words straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ:
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men. I tell you, those people have already received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray do not keep babbling on like the pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” NIV Bible, Matthew 6:5-8)
This is one of the reasons Jesus is the only one who can turn my situation around from negative to positive – who, alone knows me more than anyone and loves me more than anyone, and can upgrade and fill me with his love, unlimitedly, because only he loves me unlimitedly.
If you think about it, us humans all arrive on this earth the same: without any clue why we were put here on this planet – well, unless you are a Duke or Earl and are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, metaphorically, speaking.
It’s not like we are born with our own manual attached with the words, “Working Manual” explaining step by step why we were made. That would be helpful, but instead, we have to work it all out by ourselves – unless you had a rich daddy who was preparing for you to slide into his company slippers.
Also, unless, you were one of these supernaturally natural individuals who had learned the art of tuning into God’s wavelength.
ONLY GOD IS ABLE TO DO THIS, BECAUSE ONLY HE IS GOD.As a Christian, when I gave my life to Jesus, he adopted me as his own son, and as a guarantee of God’s favour upon my life, I was sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. “Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory.”
If you are a Christian, then part of this wonderful package is receiving the Holy Spirit and his gifts, as well as being filled with the Holy Spirit, every day, whenever we come to God and ask him to fill us afresh.After all, we are all sinners saved by grace, and because now and again, our old selfish and sinful nature tries to raise its ugly body and head, we need to be filled afresh with God’s power, peace and comfort. Because, like cars we leak every day and need filling up with fresh oil or gasoline, every day. This world is so dark that we cannot face our days alone without God’s in us, and ministering to us his peace and wisdom, to calm our hourly fears, and guide us to the best way to proceed in our day, as well as face off all our enemies, which also raise their ugly heads!So the greatest blessing of being a Christian is the truth that God does really live in us, and he is living in us for a reason:
TO EQUIP US TO LIVE THIS BEST LIFE WITH HIM.
And because God lives in our emotions and spirit as well as our mind, then we can live natural, supernatural lives, and supernaturally, natural lives; I mean, because we have the seal of God’s ownership on us through the infilling of the Holy Spirit, it means our days are by any means normal like other people, but we can live super-normal lives; throughout our day we can feel the tangible feeling of God’s warm love inside us, ministering his sweet assurance and even sweet peace which takes away all our fears and anxieties; but, unless, you have actually surrendered your life to Jesus and made him Lord of your life, then you will not totally understand what I am going on about!Also, unless you have received the Holy Spirit, and even received the fullness of the Holy Spirit, you will not even totally understand what I saying, but you could, with the Holy Spirit in your spirit, begin to grasp this truth and enjoy the amazing First-fruits of his most sweetest presence.
As a Christian, I am God’s Son – even if you are a female, you can still enjoy the benefits of Sonship and Firstborn rights as promised by the Bible – and the best part of this Sonship is that God has promised to send his Holy Spirit, as a seal in us that we are adopted as Sons and we belong to him, and that means he has promised to never leave us, or forsake us, neither to stop supplying our deepest needs, and even our deepest desires, when they fall in line with his will. Amen.
These truths make me want to fall to my knees and pray:
Thank you, Lord, for Your Abiding presence in my day which gives me the sweetest peace – when I focus my troubled thoughts on you, and give you them, you exchange them by flooding my troubled emotions with your sweet peace, which ministers to me in the raging storm the greatest sense of peace and security, that I couldn’t be more loved and cared for by the King of kings who can do all things and can exterminate all my troubles with the breath of his mouth.
Thank you, Lord, that you are the One that makes my sharp path smooth. You are the One that upholds me, and steadies me when I stumble, and catches me when I fall. You are the One, when my head is full of tormenting thoughts and uncertainties, when I come to you and begin to trust you by giving you all my burdens, you flood me with your amazing peace – with the sweetest feeling of your peace, when I feel like you are physically enveloping me in your sweet presence, where I couldn’t feel more loved, secure and then I can proclaim that when I am weak, you make me strong, when I am poor you make me rich.Rich, first, in the knowledge that I am a child of the King of kings and nothing is too difficult for you – your presence is like a warm cushion, cushioning all my fears and troubles and giving me peace, when I trust in you. You fill my emotions with your sweetest presence, so that I am assured you are with me, you are steadying me, you are smoothing my path, and ironing out all my problems. You are the only One who I can come to who is powerful enough to turn my situation around and make me rest in your unlimited love and power to heal me. Only you can turn my situation around and allow me to trust in your unfailing love, whereby I can trust in your unfailing love, and my heart and fears are stilled and I experience the greatest peace and rest in the midst of the most raging storms of life, for you surround with the sweetest feeling of peace and security that you are working out everything for my good because you promised me these things from your word,
“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Also, you promised, whenever I am weak and worried when I come to you and release all my fears you send me your perfect, sweetest peace, that ministers the deepest sense I can trust and rest comfortably in your love which is the most powerful force for good in my life, and which when I rest myself trust your love to bring me through all my raging storms of life, I can find the greatest healing because only your love can reach my deepest hurts and heal them.
Thank you, God, for that!”
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