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Relationship with God

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by David Cabrera, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. David Cabrera

    David Cabrera Well-Known Member

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    What do you define by having a relationship with God?
     
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  2. Grip Docility

    Grip Docility Well-Known Member

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    I share everything with Him, good, bad... challenging... humbling... exciting... sad.

    I make an effort to get to know Him a little more every day because I Love Him and desire to know Him as He knows me.

    I trust Him in feast or famine. I surrender to Him that He can use me whenever and wherever He pleases if it benefits His Hopes and Dreams concerning people.

    I place Him above all other relationships and acknowledge that He is the most significant part of my Life.

    I count all Joy, in Him, though bad comes into my life through my failures or the failures of others.

    He is my Teacher, I am His Disciple.

    He is entrusted with my very Soul. I willingly surrender my will to Him, but thank Him for my individuality.

    He is my Idol. He is my Parent. He is my Best Friend.
     
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  3. Theophilus2019

    Theophilus2019 New Member

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    God is like a real person to me though invisible. He’s interactive, but I always sense he’s in charge. I sense his presence. I am somehow unshakeably conscious that I am his son. I have an inner appetite for him - I became very aware of this when our church declined and Jesus wasn’t preached . I am conscious of him rebuking me when I sin and him putting his finger on things he wants changed. I sense him wooing me back when I drift away. I see how he has guided my life, sometimes miraculously. I hear him speak to me through bible verses becoming alive or a sense of him whispering a verse into my ear. Once I actually felt him give me a big hug when my wife and I prayed. And lots more ...
     
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  4. LoreneDD

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    According to the book of Daniel relating to God is:

    God ‘touching him’ or ‘making him to understand’ the things of God.

    Christ did much the same thing when He breathed the Holy Spirit onto the disciples, bringing them into a new relationship with Him according to the understanding in the power of the Holy Spirit.
    The Holy Spirit touches the heart to bring understanding.
    Quenching or ignoring that is how not to have a relationship with God.

    To make him see ~ Daniel 8:18-19,
    To give him skill ~ Daniel 9:21-22,
    To make him stand ~ Daniel 10:10-11,
    To make him speak ~ Daniel 10:16,
    To make him strong ~ Daniel 10:18
     
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  5. Chris V++

    Chris V++ Mostly Water Supporter

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    Spending time with Him in personal private worship.
     
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  6. David Cabrera

    David Cabrera Well-Known Member

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    The Bible shows God as a husband and his people as a wife. How can you relate with that idea?
     
  7. fhansen

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    It consists of a mutual love, with His ever present and mine sometimes strong, sometimes weak. It means me striving to obey His will and striving to love neighbor. It means me freely partaking of Him in the Eucharist and seeking Him in prayer, knowing that "Apart from Me you can do nothing".
     
  8. RichardY

    RichardY Holotheist. Whig. Monarchical Modalism.

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    Either, Fear of God. Or Love of God. Possibly a mixture, a kind of beauty.
     
  9. LoreneDD

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    We wouldn’t know that was His intention unless He had made the mystery known. Romans 7:3-4 shows the 2 natures as the (old nature) husband’s death and the (new nature) wife’s freedom in Christ, for the purpose of bearing fruit to Him.
     
  10. Grip Docility

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    I acknowledge that I am the subordinate and He is the Provider. I confess I can hear any worthy Love song that is about incredible Love and it all becomes about God.
     
  11. Tutorman

    Tutorman Charismatic Episcopalian

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    That is a very good question and one I have not quite completely figured out myself yet. Being many years an evangelical makes me wonder what is the right thing
     
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  12. David Cabrera

    David Cabrera Well-Known Member

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    What was your Evangelical view?
     
  13. Tutorman

    Tutorman Charismatic Episcopalian

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    The same as most evangelicals hold to, hard to explain
     
  14. Jonaitis

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    I would say mutual peace, continual communion, and personal knowledge of each other.

    Jesus came to reconcile us to God, establishing a right relationship between the two parties.
     
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  15. sunlover1

    sunlover1 Beloved, Let us love one another

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    This!
    My new thing is asking Him what's on HIS mind.
    I used to go to Him with my list of things I needed to discuss.
    Now I ask instead about things HE wants to discuss, figuring
    maybe He has better plans, ideas etc (DUH lol)
     
  16. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    To be a stubborn Lutheran about it, it means Word and Sacrament.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
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