How is your relationship with God

To be honest, there are times even when we christians pray and feels like God is quiet. Currently that’s what i’ve been experiencing because i was desperate for a miracle and answered prayer. I even almost gave up at one point on God.

However, having tested the goodness of God the Holy Spirit could not let me give up. He was there to help me through even when I had lost hope. I guess thats another topic (The Role of the Holy Spirit in our lives). Even though things still seem to be hopeless in my life, I know God is working on my case. I now have hope through the Word of God in the following scriptures and remember God can never lie (They are many but just to mention a few):

Job 37:23 “As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him;He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress.

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

John 14:14 “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…”

Hebrews 6:18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us…”

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

My point is that, in the book of Colossians, God is describing the life we should live and in all our ways acknowledge what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. therefore, i have come to learn that we have to praise and give thanks to God at all times even in worse situations because His word says He is a God that does not oppress, He is compassionate, loving, kind, merciful even in our sinful state,

What do YOU think?

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  1. Redbuck40 says:

    Have you ever considered that NO, WAIT, NOT YET could be the answer?

    This miracle, is it so important that when you don’t get it you almost give up? Was your relationship (past tense) only based on getting and receiving?

    Have you not read the OT much? Have you not read how Father dealt with his people when they disobeyed? Actually Father promised to oppress them when they disobeyed!

    Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: A blessing if you obey the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you today, and a curse if you will not obey the commandments of Jehovah your God, but will turn aside out of the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
    (Deu 11:26-28)
    The curses are spelled out in Deu 28:45-68

    “Even in our sinful state…” You do know that God never changed, and will never change, therefore your statement is incorrect for it says in Ezekiel 18:24 and 26-28 that if a righteous person ceases to do the works of righteousness and commits wickedness his righteousness will not be remembered. Also in Hebrews 6 and 10 it states that if you deliberately and willfully continue to sin there is no sacrifice of sin left but only fearful judgment. Also our Lord said in Revelation 3 that it is only those who overcome and are dressed in white (righteousness) that will not be blotted out of The Book.

    To those who read this comment, some might say, “well this isn’t encouraging”, I would like to say that it is encouraging to know the whole picture. Our God is one who oppresses, which he calls discipline. Sure he is compassionate, loving, full of mercy, but he hates sin. He loves the person, but hates the sinning. To all those who say “WHAT! The Bible says ‘God is love'”, and therefore by implication loves us, no matter what we do. But this does not jell with “Jacob I loved, and Esau I hated”, or “You hate what the Nicolaitan’s do, I (Father) hate it too”.

    As for Job 37 before you try to say that “it’s in God’s word therefore it must be true (no matter who said it) did you read the start of the verse “As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him…” Where as the scriptures teach that if you seek you SHALL FIND! That speaker in the book of Job was wrong.

    • thanks redbuck for the comment. Of course i have learnt that i have to exercise patience as a child of God. We all sin (“All have fallen short of the glory of God”) including yourself. if we say we dont sin then we make God a liar, God forbid. I have repented and believe God has pardoned me because He says he came to bring sinners to repentance (thru the blood of Jesus).

      I believe its a phase or season that am passing thru and believe u me am growing spiritually everyday. God is revealing things thru His word because of my circumstances.

      the other thing is that the bible was written thru the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so dont criticise or disagree the Word. U should seek wisdom, revelations and understanding as u meditate on the Word of God.

      Stay blessed.

      Your sister in Christ

      • Redbuck40 says:

        But you don’t always look at it as absolutely true, some things that are said in it, the things said by some of the people, were not true of God. In Habakkuk 1:13 Habakkuk says “you are of purer eyes than to behold evil and you are not able to look at vexation.” But that is not true, Father does watch, in fact he has a recording of every word, thought and feeling. It was Habakkuk’s opinion.

        According to the end of Job, what does Job say to God about all the words that were said by him:

        “I know you can do everything. You make plans, and nothing can change or stop them. You asked, ‘Who is this ignorant person saying these foolish things?’ I talked about things I did not understand. I talked about things too amazing for me to know. “You said to me, ‘Listen, and I will speak. I will ask you questions, and you will answer me.’ In the past I heard about you, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. And I am ashamed of myself. I am so sorry. As I sit in the dust and ashes, I promise to change my heart and my life.”
        (Job 42:2-6)

        Job admitted that all that he said in the book was foolishness, that he spoke about events he knew nothing about, even though he was true about God.

        Further what did God say to three of four that spoke to Job:
        “After the LORD finished talking to Job, he spoke to Eliphaz from Teman. He said, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you did not tell the truth about me, as my servant Job did. So now, Eliphaz, get seven bulls and seven rams. Take them to my servant Job. Kill them and offer them as a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will answer his prayer. Then I will not give you the punishment you deserve. You should be punished, because you were very foolish. You did not say what is right about me, as my servant Job did.”
        (Job 42:7-8)

        Was Job inspired? Yes, after all how would we know how to stand up under adversity? Was all over it true to God’s character? No. Therefore can you quote it as if it is God speaking? No. God does not lie.

        • Ok, i guess i have to endure the chastening of the Lord. however, I will not stop praising and worshipping Him. I get your point. Its just that sometimes one cannot bear the adversity even though they deserve it so u try to look for comfort and then u discover that u deserve the punishment.

          so what do u do? nothing i guess. Does it mean that God cannot show mercy and compassion? Does God utterly forsake His people that He created even when they have repented?

          The book of Job is not about enduring the consequences or about the wages of sin. He was a good man and righteous in the eyes of God, it was about testing his faith in God.

          Anyway, God knows why am still alive today and I thank Him for that.

  2. bornagainbytheblood says:

    Dear friend – use faith by holding on to the scriptures, knowing that God can supply all your needs. At times, God moves when it looks as though all is lost. Remember, Peter starting sinking on the water, but Jesus reached out to lift him up. So, don’t look at the boisterous waves of life, but rather keep your eyes on Jesus. That’s hard to do at times, but it is the secret to abundant living. I’ll be praying for you. – In His love – bornagainbytheblood

    • thanks for the encouragement and the prayers. I really need them. lately, God has assured me He is still with me. I’ve stopped looking at the mountain before me, my eyes are now just on Jesus. All honour, glory, power and majesty belong to Him no matter what.

      I give glory to God.

      cmatimba

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