In some of the conversations I have had this week, I realize that many Christians have a “distant” relationship with God rather than an “intimate” one. Should an intimate relationship with God be our desire and goal as Christians and disciples of Jesus? I will try to answer that question.
“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know Me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:8–9).
Jesus explained this same principle in Chapter 10:39; “even though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me and I am in the Father”” (John 10:38). Jesus repeated this in Chapter 14:10-11. This is also a proof of the perfect unity and oneness in the Godhead.
Let me get back to my point. The closer we walk with the Lord and know Him, the more we will know God as our Father. This was one of the first statements Jesus made after the resurrection when He spoke to Mary at the tomb; “go to My brothers and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God” (20:17).
God wants this relationship with you through His Son. Do you want that? Tomorrow we will look at the changes in us this close relationship with the Father makes in our lives.
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