At the heart of Christianity, you will find relationship. God doesn’t just want a group of mindless individuals who follow every word that He says. Instead, He wants to have a real relationship with you. Today, what is your relationship status with God? Contrary to what you may have heard, there are actually multiple options. As you read today’s study, ask yourself where you are with God and if there are ways for your relationship to go to the next level.
If you’re like the million of people who have a Facebook, you probably have seen the option to change your relationship status. This serves as a way of letting other people know whether or not you are romantically linked to another person.
While we don’t have “spiritual Facebooks,” we do need to make sure that our relationship status with God is in the right place. Today, allow the Holy Spirit to show you any issues in your life that may be serving as a wedge between you and God. Doing so can help you ensure that you are living your best Christian life, in a close relationship with God.
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In a Relationship:
Obviously, this is where God wants you to be. In the Old Testament, the people of Israel had a relationship with God, but it was one that was largely filled with rules and requirements. In order to communicate with God, they had to go through the process of sacrificing an animal according to the standards that God had set. That all changed when Christ gave His life as a sacrifice.
Today, God wants to be in an intimate relationship with you. Not only does He want you to know all about Him, but He wants you to rest in the fact that He already knows everything about you. You can be yourself and know that God unconditionally loves you.
If we’re being honest, most of us have had times where our relationship with God gets a little messy. When we face times of adversity, it’s easy to let those hardships create a wedge between us and God. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to let the temptations that we face come in and start putting distance between us and God.
God doesn’t want your relationship with Him to be complicated. Instead, He wants you to simply rest in the love that He has for you. If your relationship with God is complicated, allow the Holy Spirit to show you why. When you’ve identified the problems, you can remove them.
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Tragically, many marriages end. When you see someone change their relationship status on Facebook to divorced, you know that they are grieving the end of their marriage. Unfortunately, there are several people who find themselves divorced from God.
Now, this doesn’t mean that God doesn’t still love those people. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. However, we can allow the things of this world to shift our focus until we’re no longer in a real relationship with Him. Thankfully, if that’s the case for you, there’s hope. You can repent and return to a real relationship with Him.
If you’re reading this and you’ve never entered into a relationship with God through Christ, today is a great day to take that step. John 3:16 says that God loved you so much that He gave the very best that He had, His Only Son, as a sacrifice for your sins. God had a Son, but He wanted a family. Moreover, He wanted you to be a part of that family.
Changing this relationship status is easy. Simply ask God to forgive you of your sins, believe that Christ is the Son of God, that He died and rose again (Romans 10:9). You can stop being single today.
A Closing Prayer:
Father, help me to get into a close, personal relationship with You. Show me any areas in my life where things have come between us and give me the strength to remove them. I know that nothing matters more than a relationship with You. In Christ’s name, Amen.