REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
WHAT DOES A
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD DO FOR YOU? WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Having a personal
relationship with God is more than a celestial insurance policy that
guarantees safe passage to paradise when you die. It has more to do
with the here and now. If you get the here and now right, you donít
need to worry about what will happen when you die. The Father who
took care of you during your stay on planet earth is trustworthy, and
when itís time for your promotion, He will take care of you on the
other side of eternity. You can count on that!
God focuses his
love on you right where you are with all your problems and addictions,
and He does it now. The Father is a here and now God.
Nothing is too
hard for God. After all, He created the universe and everything in
it. When it comes to dealing with your problems and turning your life
around, Heís in it with you for the long haul, and He is ready to move
mountains of difficulty out of your life. God will do more than point
you in the right direction. He will also give you the power to make
So what can you
expect from your personal relationship with God?
When Jesus started
his mission on planet earth, he stated exactly what you should
expect. He said that he came, ďTo announce good news to the poor, to
proclaim freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lordís favor.Ē
That is his master plan for the here and now.
There is Good
News in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
Freedom in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
Recovery from what has been lost in the here and now, and you are
supposed to take it personally.
Release from oppression in the here and now, and you are supposed
to take it personally.
There is Godís
special favor in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
God has a dream
for your life that has all of these components in it. His master plan
is good news from start to finish. Old things will pass away, and God
will make all things new. You will discover the truth that sets you
free. You will recover what has been lost. You will be released from
all forms of oppression, and your addictions will become a thing of
the past. Finally, God will open the windows of heaven and pour out
blessings into your life. That sounds like a plan that I can live
Thatís what Jesus
came to do in the here and now, and itís high time that you take it
A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
What does it mean
to have a personal relationship with God?
When Jesus talked
about God, he called him Father. Jesus referred to God more than 150
times using the word Father. This isnít an accident. Jesus wanted us
to understand that when we open our heart and mind to the Fatherís
love, we are born spiritually. God makes our spirit come alive, and
thatís why we audaciously dare to call him Father. The Father is also
the source of all good things in our life. All of our talents and
abilities are gifts that come directly from him. We are not the
source. He is the Source and provides whatever we need. The Source
is always with us.
Jesus said, ďHe
who has seen me, has seen the Father,Ē and then he added, ĎI and the
Father are one.Ē Jesus always spelled things out in simple terms that
even children can understand. He said that if you want to know what
God is like, look at me.
At the most basic
level, you have a personal relationship with God when you open your
heart and mind to his love, and you dare to call him Father. You then
learn what your relationship with the Father is like by looking at
Jesus and seeing how he interacted with ordinary people who have
problems just like you and me.
Jesus said that
unless you become as a little child, you will never enter the kingdom
of heaven. Having a personal relationship with God is so simple that
even a child can do it.
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