Today’s lesson is about developing a personal relationship with God, the Trinity, all of God. Let’s delve into this.
True and personal fellowship with God is so important for us to have today. It’s one thing to believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. And yes, it’s the initial step to your salvation where we become a member of His family, a citizen of Heaven, and are called into His fellowship. But there is more to be had in this eternal relationship, and it’s a step that many have failed to take. God desires us to enter into true fellowship with Him where we actually get to know Him personally. And it’s in this personal fellowship with Him where these eternal benefits like provision and protection and the other benefits are actually activated.
Adam and Eve had perfect fellowship with God. They communed with Him every day, and actually had a set time to meet with Him daily–in the cool of the day. And because of this fellowship they had no lack–everything was instantly provided for them. But they carelessly forfeited it all, and Jesus had to come to this earth to restore what they had foolishly tossed away. Part of what Jesus came to restore was the personal fellowship between God and people.
The more we seek Him, the more we know Him And the more we know Him, the easier it is for us to trust in His faithfulness to us. It’s in this strong bond of trust that we can believe Him in all areas of life, including death and protection from premature death.
These days, if a stranger came to our front door and offered to take care of our needs, we more than likely would not believe him. It’s the same with the Lord, how can we trust in His promises to care for us if we do not know Him well? And if there was ever a time that we need to be able to trust Him to overcome this spirit of death over our nations, the time is now. But it’s difficult when we have not activated our relationship with Him.
God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, 1 Corinthians 1:9. (AMP)
Okay, we’ve established the fact that we need to have personal relationship with God, but I would adventure to say that for some there is a bit of confusion when I say we need to develop relationship with all of God, the Trinity.
God is three persons, but one God. We have Father God, Jesus Christ, Father God’s Son, and our Savior, and then we have Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Living God, and the creative, explosive power of God. And we should have a personal relationship with all.
We can see in the following Scriptures that Jesus acknowledges His Father, and Holy Spirit. (There are many verses, but we will look at just a few.)
“I and My Father are one.” John 10:30.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19.
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;” John 14:16.
“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,” Jon 15:26.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” Luke 11:13.
Now, that we’ve established scripturally that Jesus, our Savior acknowledges His Father and Holy Spirit, let’s look at ways to develop relationship and express ourselves to Him.
I must confess that I do not know You like I should. I ask for forgiveness as I have been born-again for many years, and yet I sense in my spirit that something is lacking in my relationship with You. And I now realize that I have not sought Your fellowship like You desire me to. Holy Spirit, lead me in this deeper relationship. Show me how to fellowship with You throughout my daily activities. Teach me how to sit still and alone with You to listen to You speak to my heart, in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Now, you take and activate what you just prayed and spend time alone with God daily.
- Start your day on your knees before Him, even if for a brief moment, and greet Him by name. Say, “Good morning, Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. I thank You that this is the day that You have made and I choose to rejoice and be glad in it. I dedicate this day to You for Your service. “
- Throughout the day, open up with a word or song of praise and worship to the Lord.
- Spend time with Him in the Bible.
- Talk to God, share with Him what’s on your heart.
- And then sit still, be quiet before Him, and let Him speak to your heart.
The more you do this, the more you will know Him, and fellowshipping with Him will become natural for you.
© 2022 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.