An Intimate Relationshp with Jesus Christ - A Most Rewarding Relationship!
Have you ever felt that something was lacking in your relationships? That there was a depth, level of trust and true satisfaction that you simply could not achieve in your relationships? Are you aching for more? If you are searching for the most deep, fulfilling and rewarding relationship of your life - then you can stop searching because the relationship you are seeking is one with Jesus Christ.
Each of us has relationships that are fulfilling for
different reasons. Some relationships are based on spousal love or brotherly love, some are based on family ties, or spiritual beliefs, others on common
interests or hobbies, some are based on emotional needs, yet others are
based on how someone else makes us feel, some are work or career related, and others are based on similarity of political views and belief systems. God places people in our lives to help, encourage, grow, stimulate, promote or to help us as we work through spiritual issues. Other times, He places us in the lives of others so we can plant good hardy seeds in their lives.
Some of these relationships may last a short time, and others may last a lifetime. But, no matter how hard you and/or your friend(s) work at it, something is bound to happen that results in suspicion, jealousy, bitterness, distrust, or resentment -- even if it is a completely unintentional and unwanted distraction. Unfortunately, it is just human nature and it is bound to happen at some point. But, since Christ is not human our relationship with Christ is not affected by issues related to His human nature. It is only our own human nature that can confine the depth of this relationship, and only us who can allow it to grow and mature into its full beauty.
Great men & women of the Bible had Intimate relationships with God or Jesus Christ. We see this with Mary, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, David and many others in the Bible. Each had
a different relationship with Him, yet each was initimate. They walked through challenging times hand in hand with Him, loved and adored Him, sought His council, followed His teachings, received wisdom and
knowledge, perservered in the plans of God, stood in faith, followed
the will of God and believed in God and His word. They had faith that He loved them and that He would keep His promises. They understood that the love of the Lord was without revocation and surpassed all understanding. They knew that through the blood of the Lamb we were grafted into the family of God, but that this family has deeper, forever binding ties that were bought with the blood of the Lamb.
Webster's Dictionary defines "relationship" as the relation connecting or binding participants. They define "intimate" as marked by a warm friendship developing through long association. So, an "intimate relationship" could be defined as a warm connection that develops through long association in which the participants are bound together.
What Does the Bible Say About God's Relationship with Us?
Luke 20:38: Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all
men are alive and they are alive unto Him, and in definite relationship to Him.
Exodus 34:14: You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.
Psalm 40:4: Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
1 Corinthians 8:3: The man that loves God is known by God.
Psalm 24:4-: Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.
There is no substitute for an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. He seeks initimacy with each of us. A relationship with Jesus Christ will leave you feeling loved for who you are, adored for your strengths and your weaknesses, protected and safe -- even from the worst foe you can ever imagine. A relationship with Christ has so many dynamics and facets that it cannot be completely defined, but it is relationship to be treasured and appreciated.
So, open your heart to allow intimacy with Jesus Christ and your life will be transformed in a way that you can never concieve without experiencing it for yourself. It grows, strengthens and changes your life in wonderful ways. It teaches you to spread your wings to soar above it all, and gives you wisdom to begin to grasp the fullness of His power, glory and majesty. Open your heart and let the Son come in! Remember, He won't mind your scars, because He has some of His own.
If you are ready to make a commitment to know and love Jesus Christ, please click here for more information. We are so excited for you and we pray you enjoy this most rewarding journey!