Seeking a relationship with God – Prayer for November 10. Praise the Lord everybody! In the body of Christ, you will find a lot of religion, but for some reason another important ingredient is in short supply, relationship. We seem to do religion well, but we come up short on relationship. First of all having religion does not mean you have a relationship with God.
Bible Verse for Today
“Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:21-23)
The Dictionary states that Relationship means:
- The condition or fact of being related; connection or association.
- Connection by blood or marriage; or kinship.
- A connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other: has a close relationship with his siblings.
Religious works and/or ceremony do not equal relationship. First, we must be covered and washed in the blood of Jesus before we can even be recognized by God. A real Intimate personal relationship with God starts with accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior and then a strong prayer life. How much time you spend with God in your prayer closet is an important factor. Jesus prayed every chance He Got. See Matthew 26:37-39. We must realize that God wants to fellowship with us see Genesis 3:8 and John 16-17 we are his creation.
The number one benefit of being in right relationship with God is it comes with a gift, and that gift is salvation from our sins, allowing us to have everlasting life in His presence. Without this we would die in our sin and spend eternity in Hell.
When we are in a right relationship with God we not only receive the gift of eternal life, but He gives us the power to live a Christ-like selfless life and a helper to lead us on our journey. Never stop seeking a relationship with God.
Being in a right relationship as opposed to being on the outs with God is the most important thing a man can do for his eternal security and for his family. Religion is just a bunch of empty gestures and ceremonies without true relationship with God, but if your religion is born out of a true relationship, then you’ve got something worth keeping. God bless you all.
Seeking a Relationship with God Prayer for Today
Father God, let not our religion be empty but born out of a right relationship with you. Lord, help us to remember that our works do not save us. Our God, we want to hear you say, “well done” and not “depart from me, I never knew you”. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Also read: LOVE ONE ANOTHER Prayer for November 9