Posted by: Pure Glory | 09/04/2017

Close Relationship With God

by Hazel Straub

God loves us so much that he gave his son, Jesus Christ, so we could be in relationship. God will never leave or forsake you. No matter what crisis or hardship you go through, he is here for you.

People come and go in your life but God is consistent and constantly there for you. He loves you and directs your path. He desires that you get to know him,  personally and enjoy his presence in your life. He wants you to cultivate close relationship with him, where you listen to him and learn the desires of his heart. So often, we recite our laundry list of wants, needs and desires, without waiting for his response. Ask the Holy Spirit to make the Bible speak to you, as you read it.

Conversations with friends and family are a joy. God, our Father, Creator, Life Sustainer, Love, Light and so much more, desires our mind, will and emotions (heart). Worship him with your whole heart. He calls us to stop and spend time listening and learning his loving heart, for each one of us. Pause, stop and listen to the voice of Daddy God today. He is calling you into a deeper close relationship.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27 NIV)

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  1. There is a saying “It’s not about how Christian you look from the outside. It’s about your personal relationship with God.”
    Your words speak volumes this morning. May we all give Him back some of the time He blesses us with each day.

    • Yes, listening to God and being in relationship with him brings wonderful benefits!

  2. Beautiful post Hazel! So many good points about developing a relationship with God. Betsy

    • Thank you, Betsy, for your comment. Abundant blessings of a closer relationship with God.

      • Thank you, Hazel. Blessing in your relationship with God, also. Betsy

      • I receive the blessings, Betsy! 🙂 Hazel

  3. Thank you! This is a timely message from God for I am dealing with something huge and hurtful in my life right now.

    • Praise God that he is speaking to you through this post. Blessings!

  4. Amen! And let’s bring Heaven down while we’re at it and see people healed and delivered and set free.

    • Yes! The atmosphere of Heaven is always there in the presence of God. When we fellowshop with him, listen and obey him, we see people healed, delivered and set free! Deliverance is so good!

  5. As much as I know this is true I’ve been struggling lately because I’m angry with God and I’m having a hard time getting over it. He took someone away from me who I love very much. I wrote a post all about it thinking it might help but it really didn’t. Any advice?

    • I read your blog post and made a lengthy comment on it. God is love and sent his son to redeem each one of us. The enemy of our souls comes to steal, kill and destroy. Blame him not God. Release and loose blaming God and bitterness from your soul. Bind the healing of God and his love to your soul. Blessings of love and healing.

  6. Hello. I stopped by to say I know you are walking in the Power of the Holy Spirit. Have a wonderful day today. May God bless you, as you step out again, and again to minister with His love.

    • Thank you. I receive the blessings. Abundant blessings to you, Ruby!

      • Thank you. His joy is our strength.

  7. “Learn the desires of His heart.” I love that line. It is one to remember. God Bless, SR

    • Thank you for the encouragment. Abundant blessings to you, SR, as you learn the desires of God’s heart.

      • Looking forward to it!

  8. Amen! It’s so that a relationship with God is dynamic. We can know Him like He knows us!

  9. AMEN! I am blessed by this message

    • Praise God! Blessings of a close relationship with God!

  10. Amazing post!

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