Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 1, 2017

Relationship

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:03 am

Matthew 3:17 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (NIV)

 Before we follow Jesus’ ministry let’s take a moment to reflect on what God, the Father said before Jesus began His ministry.  This is before He turned water into wine, healed anyone, fed multitudes with a meal for one, walked on water, calmed a storm, went to the cross; before He performed a single miracle.  God said Jesus is His Son.  He was stating the relationship between Jesus and Himself.  Then God said He loved Jesus.  This is before Jesus did anything for God the Father.  Then He tops it all off by saying He is ell pleased with Jesus.  Jesus hadn’t done anything yet and in spite of that, God is well pleased with Him.  We are so very task oriented.  We think we must be busy doing in order to be appreciated, loved, accepted or valued.  God loves us for who we are, His children, not for what we do.  Our doing is not for being more approved or loved or valued by God but it flows out of our relationship with Him and His love for us and our love for Him.  God sent His son while we were out of relationship with Him and before we ever thought of doing anything to honor or obey Him. As we begin this new year, let’s take time to relax and enjoy being in a child/father relationship with God.  It is time for us to enjoy fellowshipping with Him.  It is time for us to chat with Him as children chat with their fathers.  Let’s take time to reflect on a loving, child/father relationship; lets immerse ourselves in it and all else will follow naturally.

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