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We are called to a Relationship

By Richard Krejcir

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We are called to a Relationship

 

           John 15 is the most beautiful description of our relationship to our LORD.  He wants us to be with Him!  Just as Christ wanted the disciples along His side, training them, loving them, enjoying their companionship, He wants that of us: love, closeness, and relationship. This is our primary call and the will of the LORD. Everything else falls from this prime directive. He loves me! And wants to be with me! Do we want to be with Him? Do we want that close, loving relationship?  Do we want to walk as Abraham walked, building altars?

           Following Christ means for us to give up our personal plans, the goals and our ambitions that we have for our future. Yes, it will be a difficult struggle to leave the plans of our family and friends -- our nets – behind and to humbly follow as a servant to give our LORD the glory with our obedience; doing what our LORD desires over our own ambitions.  So, are you willing? Are you eager to do great things for Christ?

           And when we follow through what Christ has done for us, by letting it flow to others around us, we bring the results of love and obedience. The deeper commitment we bring to our LORD, the deeper impact we have on the glory of His kingdom and people around us.

           The key to the success of finding God’s will for our life is simple: obedience, willingness to serve God over our needs, even before we know what the call may be! To totally surrender and trust in His power and authority.  He will shape our destiny if we allow it.  He will teach us His ways, if we walk in His ways.  Trust yourself to our LORD!       

THOUGHTS ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST  

God is more interested in us being in His will, than we are !!! 

·        God’s supernatural power creates the impossible relationship.

·        Let your relationship to God be as natural as taking a breath.

·        Are we dictating our demands to God or are we communing with Him?  See Colossians 1:24. 

·        There is always a smarter way for us to obey. 

           At first you may clearly see God’s will, like breaking off a bad relationship, or changing a career from selling drugs to building homes; but in other areas, it may not be as clear. However, God will guide you by your faith.       

           Warning!  God’s name is not a magic word. He is not a divine bellhop where you can ask anything in His name as some people teach, but God is our focus of intimacy.        

·        Do not allow your stubborn nature to rule your will. 

           It is not what God gives to us that makes our relationship grow; it is Christ’s redemption and who He is in me.  Then, our call is to respond to Him.

 

Condensed from the book "Finding God's Will for your Life" by Richard J. Krejcir, Copyright 1997 

Richard Joseph Krejcir, is the Director of ‘Into Thy Word Ministries, ’a discipleing ministry. He is also a pastor, teacher, speaker is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California and has amounted nearly 20 years of pastoral ministry experience mostly in youth ministry, including serving as a church growth consultant.

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    The classic work of 'Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri' 1696- 1787

    “Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: ‘Charity is the bond of perfection;’ and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God’s.” The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God’s will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God. More

    JESUS ' Model to Know God's Will
     

    JESUS ' Model to Know God’s Will Matt. 26:36-46 

     

    I. His strong assurance. "Father."

    • The character of God. 

    2. His encouragement. "My father!"

    • Experience of the Father's trustworthiness. 

    3. His outreach for others. "Watch with me!"

    • Wanted others with Him in the struggle. 

    4. His acknowledgment of need. "Sorrowful--even to death!"

    • Owned His feelings openly--amazing freedom from guilt! 

    5. His acceptance of individuality. "A little farther!"

    • Willingness to go it alone. Ultimately we stand before God as a solitary! 

    6. His persistent appeal. "If it be possible!"

    • The petition not answered--the person was! His dominant desire always had been to glorify the Father (John 17:1-5) and save the lost (Luke 19:10). That deepest prayer was heard! 

    7. His acceptance of the Father's better Way. "Never-the-less." 

    8. His immediate experience, inner peace, and power endure. 

    9. His ultimate answer, His resurrection, ascension, and outpoured spirit.

     

    From the lecture notes of Robert B. Munger



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