Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rekindling your Relationship

This morning I was reading about some of the most influential men in Scripture.  Abraham, Moses, David, Abel and Enoch.  They are influential to every Christian that ever has been and ever will be.  I think you could sum up their reason for eternal impact in a word, “relationship”, specifically relationship with their God. The Scriptures reveal the importance of their personal relationship to the Almighty God which at times resembles best friends.   

Quick, in a word or two, what character trait is associated with Abraham?  Faith.  How about David?  Heart for God.  This one might be a bit harder, Moses? You might say humble, you might say spoke to God face to face, like two friends or you might just say relationship.  All these biblical heros are canonized by their hallmark accomplishments and their walk with their Creator.  It is the relationship they had with God that makes them stand apart...even to this day.  They stand head and shoulders above the rest. 

Therefore, shouldn’t we examine their lives to see why God responded to them?  Wouldn’t we be better men and women by imitating the best parts of their lives and learning from their mistakes? 

These heros walked with God, having a very special relationship with Him.  Adam and Eve started their life having a friendship with God.  Moses, talked to God face to face but always respectful of his position before God.  He fell on his face over and over and begged God to be merciful to sinners.  Abraham walked and talked with God.  Again, very respectful as if your best friend was king.  David pours out his heart to God as one would do to a best friend.  He talked to God about everything. You and I are afforded the opportunity to have a special relationship to personally speak to our King, our Savior, Creator and God.   

What do we talk to God about?  How do we use our relationship with the omnipotent and omniscient God?  Is it a relationship in which you only ask God for stuff?  Do you only call on Him in the difficult times and ignore Him in the good times?

Today, examine your relationship with God.  If the Spirit is bringing to mind things that need to be changed, then pray, confess and begin anew your relationship. 

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