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CultivatingarelationshipwithGod

Manypeopleseemtohaveahardtimeunderstandinghowtohavearelationshipwiththe
Lord.Isjustgettingsavedenough?Oftentimes,peoplegetsavedintheheatofthemoment
likeafteraveryinspiringsermonoranemotionaltalkwithafamilymemberorfriendandafter
theglowoffeelingsaved,loved,andcherishedbyGodisverymuchliketheglowofattraction
inloveaffairsandrelationships.Aftertheglowwearsofftherelationshipdullsandyougoright
backtothewayyouwere.IsthiswhatGodexpectsofus?WillwestillbeallowedtoenterHis
pearlygatesormorelikelywillHesay,"Ineverknewyou".
DevelopingarelationshipwithGod
GodwantsustoloveHimandtodoHiswillnotours.Amajorpartofdevelopingarelationship
withtheLordisobedience.ItisimportanttodowhatGodexpectsofyouifyouplanongoing
toheaven.
Noteveryonethatsaithuntome,Lord,Lord,shallenterintothekingdomofheaven
buthethatdoeththewillofmyFatherwhichisinheavenMatt.7:21
DoesGodknowyou?
Intheendtimes,uponHisreturnmanywillcometoGodtellingHimtheyhavedoneHiswill
becausetheyperformedmiraclesbyusingHisnameandprophesiedinHisname.Inorderfor
youtohavearelationshipwithGodittakesmorethanjustworks,youmustpraydaily,listen
forGod'svoice,studytoshowyourselfapproved,dohiswill,followhiscommandments,and
tellother'sabouthimandifyoudonotdothesethingsitjustmaybethatGoddoesnotknow
youandifGoddoesnotknowyouhewillnotrecognizeyouwhenHereturnstojudgethe
world,soitstandstoreasonthatdevelopingarelationshipwiththeLordisextremely
important.
Manywillsaytomeinthatday,Lord,Lord,havewenotprophesiedinthyname?and
inthynamehavecastoutdevils?andinthynamedonemanywonderfulworks?Matt.
7:22

AndthenwillIprofessuntothem,Ineverknewyoudepartfromme,yethatwork
iniquity.Matt.7:23
HowtostartaRelationshipwithGod
AfteryouaresavedyouwillneedtostartbuildingyourrelationshipwithGodrightawayand
maintainthatrelationshiponadailybasis.IfyouhavefallenawayfromtheLordorfeellike
Heisfarfromyouornothearingyourprayer'sthenitisveryimportantthatyoureevaluate
yourrelationshipwithHim.InordertohaveasolidrelationshipwithGod,oneoflove,
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faithfulness,truthfulness,mercy,grace,andobedience,andfilledwithHisHolySpiritwehave
togettoknowHimandopendoorswehaveneveropenedbefore.Couldyoufallinlovewith
someoneyouneverknew?Permitmetomakeaoddcomparisontomakemypoint.Ifyou
ordersomeHandyhelperbooksthatshowyouhowtofixthingsandyougooutandfixthe
thingsjustthewayyoulearnedtheminthebook.Thenonedayyougettheopportunityto
meettheauthorofthebookandyoutellhimorherthatyouhavereadtheirbookandrepaired
thingsjustliketheytaughtyouwiththebook..doesthatmeantheauthorofthebookKNOWS
you?No.Itdoesnot.SothoughtheBiblemaybeaninstructionmanualforustolivebyitis
simplyaguidelineandexamplesthatweneedtofollow.Inordertostartorrenewyour
relationshipwiththeLordyouwillneedtocommunicatewithHimeverysingleday,readGod's
word,study,believe,love,andshareHiswordwithother.
FollowingChrist'sExample
TheexampleofChrist,wearetobeChristlike.JesusprayedtoGod,HedideverythingGod
askedofHim,HespentHiswholelifeteachingGod'sword.EvenindeathJesusdidGod's
will.Nowthatisatallorder,Goddoesnotexpectustobeperfectbutmypointisifyouarenot
prayingtohim,listeningforHim,studyingHiswordtofindoutmoreaboutHim,keepHimas
theNumber1focusinyourlife,tellingothersaboutHim,thenyoustilldonothavea
relationshipwithHim.Arelationshipisbasedongettingtoknowsomeone,communicating
withthem,listeningwhentheyspeak,doingthingsforthembecauseyouknowtheylikeit.
Youcanreadyourbibleeveryday,asyoushould,butthatdoesnotguaranteeyouaplacein
heaven.YouhavetocommunicatewithHimtalkwithHimonadailybasis.Praywithout
ceasing..waitforHisanswers.Yes,Hewillanswerbutyoumusthavefaithandbelievein
Him,gettoknowHimtodayjustgetonyourkneesandpray...HewillletyouknowwhatHe
wantsifyoujustlisten.WhenyouletHiminsideyourthoughts,yourheart,yourmind,and
yourbodyyouwillfeelHisawesomepresenceandyesyouwillhearHisvoice!Hesaid:
MysheephearmyvoiceandIknowthem,andtheyfollowme:John10:27
Jesusstatesclearlythatifyoudon'tbelieveHiswordsthenyouarenotHissheep
Butyebelievenot,becauseyearenotofmysheepasIsaiduntoyou.John10:26
GodwantsproofthatyouloveHim
Manypeopledon'tliketohearthispartbutifyoureallylovetheLordyouwillkeepHis
commandments
.
Ifyeloveme,keepmycommandmentsJohn14:15
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