“Our Relationship with the Father!”
I will bring sacrifices into Your house, my God, and I will do what I promised when I was in trouble. Psalm 66:13
What kind of relationship do you have with Father God? Do you talk to Him daily? Or maybe ONLY when you are faced with a problem? Do you sometimes feel like He has abandoned you when you are seeking His face? Could that be because you have distanced yourself from Him, and maybe you are dabbling in sin?
Our Heavenly Father wants us to have a close relationship with Him, and not ONLY when we are in trouble or in need. It needs to be a relationship built on TRUST, LOVE and FAITHFULNESS, not a relationship that has NO strong moorings, and is at risk of being damaged by the tossing and bashing of the waves of life. The STRONG mooring that will protect our relationship with Father God is the mooring of a STRONG prayer life, which is essential to a HEALTHY relationship, not just an occasional relationship, in which, we come to Him, only when we are in trouble or need.
Sometimes, we will try to bargain with God, by PROMISING to do something for Him if He will help us. But then when He holds up His end of the bargain, we FAIL to hold up our end, and FAIL to do what we PROMISED. The Psalmist says: “I will bring sacrifices into Your house, my God, and I WILL DO what I PROMISED when I was in trouble.” The sacrifices was for the FORGIVENESS of his sins. When we come to God in our time of trouble or need, what do we bring? A TRULY REPENTANT HEART would be the MOST important thing to start with. God wants our TRUST, LOVE and FAITHFULNESS, ALL the time, not just when we are in trouble or in need. And when we exemplify our TRUST, LOVE and FAITHFULNESS to Him and work at having a HEALTHY relationship with Him, by coming to Him EVERYDAY and spending some QUALITY time with Him in PRAYER, we will have a CLOSE, INTIMATE relationship with our Heavenly Father.
If you have not come to God, with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, for the FORGIVENESS of your sins, then you do NOT have a relationship with Him and He does NOT hear your prayers in time of trouble or need, unless it is a prayer of TRUE REPENTANCE. If you have not come to Him for the SALVATION of your soul, then you are living in sin and God will NOT hear from you, unless your prayer is for your SALVATION, then will He hear from Heaven and will FORGIVE you of your sins. You can come to Him NOW for your SALVATION by: CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of Salvation, and have a CLOSE INTIMATE relationship with Him. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!