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William Ernest Hecking has said that all life is divided into work and worship; that which we do for ourselves and that which we let the higher than ourselves do. Men always have worshipped and men always will worship. There is the ever present danger, however, that man will direct his worship drive into false channels. It is not so much downright atheism as strong, determined polytheism which impedes the progress of religion. The scripture furnishes numerous examples of this ever present tendency of man to substitute false gods for the One true God.
I have a confession. I really like chick flicks, movies in which Mr. Right meets Miss Right, they fall in love, experience a crisis that rips their relationship apart, then make up with a kiss. I like these movies because they speak to a place deep inside me that longs for romantic love. If it were, then a scriptural command to love romantically would be our greatest calling. In His love, we can find fulfillment that no human can provide.
Never married and 40, she was tired of praying and waiting and waiting and waiting, but most of all she was convinced that her life was somehow less-than. I certainly identified with the sometimes heart-wrenching emotions of feeling like the only girl without a date to the prom.
But the absence of abundant life? The word life jumped off the. I had to look up its meaning. The Greek word for life is zoe the original language and means:.
The highest blessedness of the creature. Inside of me. Inside of you.
In the spirit. In the soul. The highest blessing we can have this side of heaven. Christ Himself. The first step to developing an intimate and fulfilling love relationship with God is to admit that the abundant life He promises will never be found in another person.
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But romantic love will never be able to trump an intimate love relationship with God. Some things with God are so personal, so intimate, that they cannot be described with words, they can only be felt with the heart. This describes my relationship with Christ.
He has comforted me as I have cried, directed me, taught me, rebuked me, guided me and loved me. There have been times when I have thought that my heart would burst with emotion for Him. Who could understand the depth of my relationship with Him but me and my Savior? This is true intimacy with God: when we feel that no one else would totally understand, even if we tried to explain, because relationship with God is personal.
After you have done this, you can begin a life-long conversation with Him which is part of the abundance of zoe. Just as close relationship with another person requires conversation, so relationship with God is the same. Conversing with Him happens through reading the Bible His main way of communicating with those who love Him and prayer a two-way conversation between you God. However, remember that it takes time to learn how to accurately hear Him. Sometimes you may know He is speaking to you through the Holy Spirit, other times you may not be sure.
But the more you understand who God is through His Word and your mind is changed, the more you will be able to discern when He is speaking to you and when He is not Rom. One woman befriended me and taught me a tremendous amount about Christ. She showed me His love; read the Bible His Word with me, encouraged me and prayed for me.
Because being in close relationship with others who know Him is a vital part of developing an intimate love relationship with Him, Jesus prayed that those who know Him would experience the same kind of unity that He experiences with His Father. I experienced this with my friend. Ask around for a spiritual mentor, become a part of a Bible study at a Bible-believing church, or a Christian discipleship group. Lastly, remember that just as developing intimacy with another person takes time, so it is with relationship with God.
As you grow to trust Him and believe what He says in His Word more and more, your love affair with Him will become increasingly fulfilling and the abundance of zoe will grow inside your spirit and soul.
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He wants to be in relationship with you and He demonstrates this desire in many different ways. Treat Him as if He is a personal God and He will demonstrate His presence in ways you might never have expected.
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Have Focus on the Family resources helped you or your family? Share your story and inspire others today! By Shana Schutte January 1, Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Share on pinterest. Share on print. Share on. Having an intimate relationship with God means realizing that abundant life will never be found in another person.
Take these steps to help you experience an intimate love relationship with God. Our conversation sent me running for my Bible where I found John Step Three: Talk With God Just as close relationship with another person requires conversation, so relationship with God is the same. Step Five: Be Patient Lastly, remember that just as developing intimacy with another person takes time, so it is with relationship with God.
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