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Personal and Intimate

The relationship we have with the Father has to be personal and intimate. And the priority has to be first 'personal and intimate' before 'corporate'.
OK, here it goes; I think being a Sunday School Teacher, could be one of the most challenging and interesting roles in a church setting. A teacher was once asked by a kid, '...so what does God look like?' following a teaching that 'God is everywhere'. Like many Teachers would do when the going goes tough, she said 'hello kids, today our take home assignment is to know what God looks like ... and you all will tell me what you've got in our next class'.
Now you can tell what the next class was like. Some kids went practical with the assignment, here was one (among many) of the replies:
'Maam, when I got home in the evening, I hid under our table in the dark to see if God will see from heaven under the table, but I saw a big eye looking at me under the table. Now I know God is the big eye in the dark under the table'.
So then, what does God look like?
God can only be known by revelational knowledge which comes from a continuous intimate and personal relationship with God.
Revelational: meaning God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures. "God's disclosure" meaning the revelation of God is from God alone. Matthew 11:27, Luke 10:22, John 14:6, 15:16 and John 16 lets us know that the only way the Father is revealed is through the Son and by the Spirit.
Finally, just as with our fellow humans, the more we build relationship by spending time with someone, the more we get to know them better which usually involves interactions and so much of doing fun stuff together. In like manner, to know God better and build a strong and growing relationship with him, we need to continually engage with him in His presence: through
  • prayer and waiting on his response (listening),
  • spiritual songs of adoration and waiting on his touch and
  • studying the word and waiting on his revelation (meditation).
Furthermore, our continuous sensitivity and obedience to his holy promptings by The Spirit helps develop our trust in him and clarity of our discernment. We ought to enjoy this relationship daily and consistently.
Alright then; Be encouraged today to keep up the faith, God's waiting on you.
Remain forever blessed.

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