Relationship with God

Relationship with God

Ezekiel 36:26-28, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”

John 17:20-26, ““I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent, Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

The above scriptures show us God’s heart toward us. All He wanted from the beginning is to have a relationship with us. The fall interfered with that, but Jesus came and restored that relationship. The dictionary defines relationship as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. The scripture above tells us that we have become one with God. Even after being one with God, we still struggle with our relationship with God.

The reason why we struggle with our relationship with God is because of the following scripture. Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” The definition of relationship listed many different things, but the constant was two. A relationship includes two entities. These two entities must agree with each other. We struggle in our relationship with God, because of wrong teachings about who God is and who we are. God knows who we are and who He is, but we don’t know who God is and who we are. The lack of knowing our identity has hindered our relationship with God.

For us to restore this relationship, we must let the Holy Spirit reteach us who God is and who we are in Him. In John 16:13 it says the following about the Holy Spirit, “…However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” We must let Him teach us how to have a relationship with God.

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