Relationship with God
The one God has within His character a dynamic of relationship: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are repeatedly told that the Father loves the. Read Bob Abernethy's full interview with William Sloane Coffin. Our sin is always that we're putting asunder what God has joined together. .. are so devoted on public fronts have a wonderful relationship with their families. For thus said the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall of humility, the rebirth of gratitude, the rebirth of our relationship with God.
Having a personal relationship with God begins the moment we realize our need for Him, admit we are sinners, and in faith receive Jesus Christ as Savior. God, our heavenly Father, has always desired to be close to us, to have a relationship with us. They walked with Him in the garden and talked directly to Him. Due to the sin of man, we became separated and disconnected from God.
What many people do not know, realize, or care about, is that Jesus gave us the most amazing gift—the opportunity to spend eternity with God if we trust in Him. God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ to take on our sin, be killed, and then be raised to life again, proving His victory over sin and death.
If we accept this gift, we have become acceptable to God and can have a relationship with Him. Those who have a personal relationship with God include God in their daily lives.
Christian Relationships: What You Need to Know
In the beginning, God desired an everlasting, loving relationship with man. Therefore, God provided Eve as a companion so Adam could experience an intimate union. Sin brought the breakdown of a relationship with God, resulting in shame and judgment. No human ritual, deed, or sacrifice can provide payment or absolution for our sins. Not a single human being by his own efforts is able to measure up to the glory of God. God desires that we share that splendor, yet our sin prohibits us from experiencing the richness of such a relationship.
What God began in the past, He will accomplish and complete in the future.
What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God?
God considers us children of a Heavenly Father 2 Corinthians 6: When redeemed, we are again sealed into a special relationship with God. While sin can enslave us to the point of fear, believers in Jesus are adopted, receiving the same privileges as natural-born.
We have to recognize a single standard for all nuclear weapons: Now, there are retired admirals, retired generals, including the U. Strategic Air Commander George Leroy Butler, who have been calling for years for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. We are only lacking the political will to do it — obviously under stringent international inspection. I think the danger of nuclear destruction grows every day.
God’s Love: More Than a Feeling
The nuclear powers have arrogated to themselves the right to build, deploy, threaten to use nuclear weapons, while policing the rest of the world against their production. That was apparent from the beginning.
Nuclear apartheid will fail, too. Are you a pacifist? But there is an irremediable stubbornness about evil. We have to recognize it, including our own complicity in it. The pacifists I greatly admire are those who know that the mystery of evil is beyond their solutions. Nonviolence cannot eradicate violence, which means we have a dilemma, because violence is not working very well either.
I keep coming back to the wonderful verse in the 33rd Psalm: That would be a blessed day, if we got to that point. In the meantime, we have pacifists and nonpacifists and a terrible dilemma. I never thought that was a question I should answer. Joy in this world comes from self-fulfillment.
Joy is a more profound experience than mere happiness. Joy can include, and not exclude, pain.
God’s Love: More Than a Feeling - Robert B. Sloan
After all, when I was at Yale for 18 years, I spent almost every afternoon when I was in town — and that was most of the time — just counseling students, one on one. People who invite you into the garden of their soul are really wonderful people. That was a part of my life that was very satisfying. The sense of self-fulfillment which comes with being in the right fight is a very wonderful thing.
I was too busy when I was younger to really appreciate the incredible ties I have with the family, with my children and two stepchildren also, and with a wife without whom, I think, I would not be sitting here now. When you get older, friendship obviously runs deeper and deeper. And, I would add, nature gets more interesting the nearer you get to joining it, and also more beautiful.
You know, God is good.YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD (POWERFUL SERMON) - ANDREW WOMMACK
My regret is that when my children were growing up, I was there for them but not in the way that a father ought to be there for them. The part that most people most appreciated was that I said I have no comfort in thinking that it was the will of God that Alex die.
God is not too hard to believe in; God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness.
The love of God is, to me, absolutely overwhelming. It was an awful tragedy, and you have to go into the depths of pain, and grief is experienced often as the absence of God: How about your own death? Do you think about that? But we need to be scared to life, not scared to death. I await death with no protest. You can go gentle into that good night. I think, one world at a time. But you seem to be able to deal with these problems in a way that recalls some deep confidence.
How are you able to look at the world as it is and still have the capacity for feeling joyful? For instance, I mentioned self-righteousness. I have to watch that all the time, because the quality of the engagement is very important. Abraham Joshua Heschel always had a wonderful sense of humor about him.
Humor is very important. Faith is important for the ultimate dilemmas of life; humor can take care of the immediate ones rather nicely. I have a wonderful son, David, who keeps me in good jokes, and a joke a day keeps the doctor away.
And then you have to have moments when you let it go. I think I have World War II to thank for it, because there are few things as irrelevant as an answer to an unasked question, and World War II asked all the important questions for me.
When I went to college, I had the right questions.
My rock-solid belief is that we are loved by God. He loves us as we are, but too much to leave us that way. All that is taken care of.
And what a world of difference there is between proving yourself and expressing yourself. And, of course, Jesus is primary.
God is not confined to Christ, but to Christians God is most essentially defined by Christ. How do we know what to pray? We are confident about the things we pray for through Jesus Christ our Lord.