For some, it is difficult to choose between the
affairs of this world and putting their priorities in
the right order. Those things which should matter
most... should never be mishandled and treated as
if they matter least.
God is the Upholder of all creation. God cannot be
anything less than Holy, Just, the Greatest, Truth,
Infinite, Eternal, Love, Beautiful, Supreme Being,
The Most High, Almighty, Messiah, Redeemer,
Savior, Master of the Universe, Divine Intelligence,
Everlasting, Infinite, All-Knowing, Absolute,
Supernatural, Spirit, Creator and Designer of
everything there is, including time.
To blot God out of existence and our awareness
is to experience an impoverished existence.
Without God a universal collapse would occur.
We would be destitute for life. Without God,
nothing would be.
We must carefully cultivate a personal relationship
with God. God does not want us to place anything
Having an intimate relationship with God means
realizing that abundant life will never be found in
another person or anything.
It is vitally important that God is top priority in
In having a personal relationship with God we are
delighted, fulfilled, and well-pleased. A personal
relationship with God refashions our relationships
with other people because we stop requiring
anything from them. We look at God's provisional
nature. Everything we need that pertains to life and
godliness... comes from God. We are encouraged to
wait, trust, and receive from God, Who supplies for
The greatest blessing we can know, the greatest
riches we can have, is the riches of having an
intimate relationship with Our Creator.
God loves us and wants us to enjoy His love. The
greatest fulfillment that anyone can know is to give
and receive God’s love. We were made by God for that.
A personal relationship with God
is a life-changing experience that
awakens us to the seriousness of
It is a natural evolutionary process
which involves shedding the old
self and experiencing an inner
rebirth... the unfolding of Light
and Truth within us.
God desires all created beings to
know Him on a Spiritually
worthwhile and eternal level.
To be in personal communion
with God is the greatest fulfillment
and pleasure anyone could know.
To commune with God is a
Spiritual ascension that brings
our souls to a state of gentle
smiling. It draws us into a
dimension of desiring a
constant communion with
Many passages and verses in the Bible demonstrate
God's desire for a personal relationship with us.
God's Word and Prayer are vehicles through which
a human can communicate with God. The Bible
says to "pray continually" and "pray without
God, the awesome Creator of
the entire universe, desires to be
involved with our daily lives so
that we can accomplish all that
we were put in this world to
activity to God. In other words.... if we are not
feeling it in our spirit... we won't do it. Rather
than having a self-centered perspective in
life, we intentionally seek God's direction.
In surrendering our lives to God, God may
have His way to accomplish His purposes.
Putting God first and establishing the correct
priorities in our lives is vital. God's Word tells
us that it is vital to put our priorities in the right
order and then carefully cultivate each one with
zeal and enthusiasm.
God does not want us to place anything before
Him. His desire is that we worship Him and Him
alone. He must come first in our lives.
When God gave the Ten Commandments at
Mount Sinai, He thundered these words:
“I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out
of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before Me”.
When God is first and God is served... we are
God is glorified.
There is nothing more beautiful than
knowing that God is real, and that we
have the privilege of developing
intimacy... a personal relationship with
God... the One Who created the universe
and knows every intricate detail of our entire
God knows our frame; He is mindful
that we are but dust.
Only God can fulfill and
Experiencing, witnessing, and benefitting from
an intimate, personal relationship with God
begins the moment we realize our need for God.
As we personally encounter God's tender,
personal, and incomprehensible way, as a
totally loving Father, we come to realize
voids being filled with all the love we could
God's presence in our lives produces peace,
purpose and power.
God loves us because it is His character. It is not
because of duty, but because Love is Who God is
and what God does.
God doesn’t need our help with our lives.
God is all powerful and much greater than us.
Are we living a self-directed life
or a God-directed life?
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We were created to have fellowship with God, but
because of our stubborn self-will... we go our own
independent way and fellowship with God is
God designed us as relational
Encountering God’s presence is not simply outward
expression and/or emotionalism.
God’s presence is everywhere,
but God’s indwelling presence
is by invitation only.
We must ask God to come live inside our hearts and
minds, but before God will accept our invitation
we must first, sincerely, turn away from the past,
repent for our sins (offences), and receive the gift
When we surrender our lives to God, our Spiritual
understanding awakens and God’s glorious light
beautifully illuminates our hearts and minds.
A personal relationship with God is life-transforming.
What God does to us, in us, and through us is a destiny
Our primary purpose is to know God and have
a personal relationship with God. Once we
understand how much God desires a personal
relationship with us... we should humbly
recognize how much we truly need God.
Recognizing our need is the first key to
a fruitful relationship with God.
God is ever-present and dwells within each of us.
God makes Himself known to the innermost heart
of man that longs to know Him.
According to Scripture, God is interested in
humanity and has always desired to be close
to us and have a personal relationship with us.
God has the deepest love for us and He only
wants us to authentically fellowship with Him...
genuinely love Him back and keep Him in
the forefront throughout our daily lives.
God desires to have a special, deep, personal,
and eternal relationship with us and has prepared
a way to make this relationship realizable for each
and every one of us.
God is more concerned with right relationships.
Indeed, since the beginning, it was God's desire
and intention to establish a deep, personal,
everlasting, life-changing relationship between
human beings and Himself.
“Heaven and earth will pass away,”
Jesus said in Matthew 24:35,
but God is without beginning of days, or end of
life, or change of time. God is outside of time.
God is uncreated and is eternal in His being.
God always existed and always will exist.
Because of this, we should choose to invest
ourselves in God.
"Wherever your treasure is,
there will your heart be also."
If we invest ourselves in worldly relationships,
we will only reap worldly benefits.
God is our "Everlasting Father," our
eternal God, Whose existence has neither
a commencement or a period with time.
Pleasing God is not about what we do,
but about resting in God... embarking
upon that personal journey our soul senses
and yearns for.
Getting closer to God takes an intentional investment
of quality time with God, talking to God, getting to
know Who God is, listening to God, getting to know
what God desires, obeying God, praying to God
without ceasing, serving and praising God,
knowing God through His Word, and applying
that knowledge so that we are better equipped to be
all that God created us to be.
We are to walk with God in order to point our lives
in a direction that honors God and gives Him glory.
Recognizing our value as God's creation endowed
with a God-given purpose, sharing our faith and
what we have witnessed, loving and wanting God
more than we love or want anything... these are the
things, when cultivated, will help us grow spiritually,
will fill the voids of the longing heart, will help us
better understand our past, will add true joy to life,
and inspire us to boldly press on to the future.
God’s love is pure and without a hint of
malice or deception. God's love is all-powerful.
God's love is able to endure our nonconformity,
indignation, and deplorable blunders. God’s
love seeks us, protects us, restores us and
"And without faith it is impossible to
please God, because anyone who comes
to God must believe that He exists and
that He rewards those who earnestly
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the
truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through Me. If you really
know Me, you will know My Father
as well. From now on, you do know
Him and have seen Him.”
Our relationship with God is both relatable and
considerably different than what we encounter
with humans. God's love for us is better than the
best this life can ever be! All other relationships
pale in comparison.
Those of us who have a personal relationship
with God start our day with God. We spend
quality time praying, feasting and meditating
on God's Word, talking with God, sharing our
concerns, listening to God for guidance and
direction, asking God to guide and direct our
thoughts, words and deeds, in our daily lives.
We talk with God about His Will, our desires,
our plans, and our undertakings. We ask God
to be with us in every part of our day, and help
us to experience His presence, forgiveness,
grace and mercy. We feast, as often as possible,
on God's Word.
When I read God's Word, I pray for God to
speak to my heart, mind, and conscience. And
it comes into being. God speaks through His
Scriptures and His world. God communicates
different things at different times.
Most often God's counsel guides my thoughts
through Scripture or speaks to me through
others. Many times a verse speaks instructions
or council directly to my heart and need.
On numerous occasions, I have gone to the
Scriptures with questions, i.e., 'What would
You have me to do, God?' It seemed as if the
answer was poised to jump from the pages!
God's Word reminds me that His peace,
presence and protection is with me. God is
continually revealing new perspectives, insights,
concepts and convictions that I know I didn’t
come up with on my own. Many times,
I just have to look up, smile and give a
chorus of praise.
God, in His lovingkindness, will never leave us
where He found us. God loves us so much He
will meet us where we are, but He loves us too
much to leave us there.
Regardless of where we have been, what we
have done, how many failures and frustrations
we may be surrounded by... how wealthy,
influential, fruitless or futile we are or
have been... no matter how profoundly deep
the hurts and struggles have been, regardless
of how astute, shattered, worldly-wise and
polished, or religious one may be... no matter
what we have done in the past... God loves us
and is under no illusion about who we are,
where we have been, what we have done or
God's love can still save us.
We can talk with God,
"There is none righteous,
no not one"
It doesn't matter how badly we have stumbled,
faltered, blundered, and mishandled life...
God's love can still reach, change, and
We are all flawed, frail, and sinful. We all have
sinned and cannot undo what we have done. We
have all done, thought, or said unrighteous things,
which the Bible calls sin. The fallen man is a
sinner by birth and by choice.
God knows we are not perfect.
Some may think their works, perfection and
performance driven, people pleasing lifestyle
makes them right with God, but...
they need to think again.
Jesus taught that God the Father watches
over all of His creations... a sparrow
can’t fall to the ground without our
Father knowing it.
head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value than many sparrows”.
It would behoove us not to by-pass the Bible
thinking that to find a relationship... one needs
to go out there.
Yes, the heavens are telling the glory
But this is, initially, an inside journey. If we don't
center on the Bible where God is speaking
authoritatively and infallibly, then our
relationship will become distorted by
error and sin.
Without God's Word our souls become
malnourished and dies of starvation.
God's truths, in His Word, should never
be abstained from. To brush-off or
disrespect the place of Scripture in our
lives deprives us of its wisdom. Without
Scripture, life would become weary and
God spoke through the prophet Hosea,
"My people are destroyed for lack of
knowledge." Whenever God's Word
is hidden or disregarded, there will be
God's Word is our moral Guidance.
God's Word can bring harmony
and peace to our sin-sick world.
Feasting on God's Word, daily,
is the difference between spiritual
life and death, faith and fear,
strength and weakness,
fulfillment and discontentment.
The Bible has been burned, belittled
and ignored. It has survived many
vicious attacks, but it remains
unchanged and applies explicitly to us
Despite its many enemies and
criticisms, the Bible is living, active
and it guides us through the vital
issues of life.
The Bible gives illumination, revelation
God's Word is not an elementary collection of
interesting writings from antiquity, but it is
God-breathed. In other words, it is the Word of
God... God’s very own words to us.
In keeping with Scripture, as we pray to God,
read and meditate on God's Word, in an effort
to draw nearer and know God better, we quickly
come to recognize... our supreme need is to know
God and seek the experience of God's presence.
God is waiting for us to reach out and establish
contact with Him.
Jeremiah 24:7 says, “I will give them a heart to
know that I am the Lord, and they shall be My
people and I will be their God, for
they shall return to Me with their whole heart.”