Let’s talk about your relationship with God. Some of you may not believe, but that doesn’t mean He is not there. Nor does it mean that He has nothing to do with you. In fact, you are His creation and constantly provides all you need in this world. More than that He has sent His Son to provide the sacrifice for your sins so that you might be reconciled to Him. Whether you believe it or not, He loves you and wants you as a loving father wants his child.
Some of you believe, but that doesn’t mean that you are right with God. Until you are willing to trust Him with your life, obeying His word, you will never come to know God. Knowing God is more than believing He exists. It is more than being religious, too. You cannot know Him until He is truly your Lord and Savior. Without this you are depriving yourself of the greatest blessings of all.
Some of you are His. You have given Him your heart to rule and trust Him with your life. You talk to Him about everything. You praise Him and thank Him. You call on Him to help you. You listen to His word. You appreciate His answers, His counsel, His guidance. You strive to live according to His will. He is there for you. He blesses you. He gives you strength, peace and hope. He is your God.
What kind of relationship do you have with God? Are you going through life as if He does not exist? Do you just refuse to commit yourself to Him? Or, do you truly know Him as your God?
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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