A healthy relationship with God brings immense value to our life. The value is immeasurable and goes beyond just the meeting of our basic needs. I was reminded of this when a close friend of mine who lost her mother to cancer said, “I’d trade anything to have my mother walk through my front door again.” I knew it wasn’t her mother’s provision of basic needs she missed; but rather, she was longing for the special bond forged by her mother’s care, compassion and selfless love. The relationship was what she missed most.
A relationship with our Heavenly Father blesses us far more than that of any parent.
Our Heavenly Father selflessly cares for us and loves us beyond the capabilities of any earthly parent or friend. When we take the time to develop a healthy relationship with God, we DON’T want to lose the closeness with Him.
Have you experienced this kind of relationship with God?
For the first 20 years of my Christian life—I did not. My relationship with God was guilt driven instead of inspired by love. I did good works and tried to avoid sinning against God so that He would bless me with the things of this world and so He would give me MY answer to my prayers. I never spent time simply talking with Him because I enjoyed His presence.
What a waste of an amazing friendship!
Even before most of us were born again, we experienced the most basic gifts of God—life, food, water, etc., and like infants, we often take these things for granted. When we were children, we often continued to take our parents for granted. We are much like that with God. But when we finally grow up enough to understand the immense value of a relationship with God, we long for it even more. Furthermore, it’s a huge comfort to know that distance, disease, or death will never end our relationship with God.
We can know God now. Jesus promised us: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17)
Through loving obedience, we experience a deep and meaningful relationship with God and nothing in this world satisfies us like His Presence.
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