A Letter to a Father about Relationship

As I write this letter to you, I must say this is one of the most significant revelations that I have received in my life. It is a revelation that has given me so much peace, freedom, and confidence. What is this revelation you ask? It is the revelation of having the right relationship.
One thing that I have discovered is this; we trust whom we know or we believe in the person that we have obtained an intimate relationship. I will take it a little further and say we sometimes choose people who are incapable of handling a specific job because we know them instead of selecting the person who is very capable of doing the job. Now I’m sure that you know that this type of thinking cannot be when operating a business. You see in a company you hire the most effective or influential person because influential people add value, and productive people get the job done.
The revelation that I received is this what would happen if we knew who we are. What if we would seek out the real value of who we are? Do you even know who you are? How do I find who I am? If I knew who I was will I trust myself?
These are the questions that come to mind when I think about knowing myself. I’m sure you have those same questions but How do I get this insight about myself and about my life and the people I have around me.
The answer I received was this. Have you ever considered intimately knowing God? No, I’m talking about really knowing God to the point where you spend time with him just as you would with a close friend. The same way you talk to your friend about how your day went, your hurt, your pain, your insecurities, your doubts, and fears everything. The reason I’m sharing this with you is that I want you to understand that just like you would talk to your friend and trust was developed through spending time with them, God wants you to trust him the same way.
Over the past months, I have had this Intimate Relationship with God. I wake up thinking about him, I think about him throughout my day, and I go to bed thinking about him. It’s just like when you are in a relationship with someone you are naturally attracted and drawn to a real genuine desire. When you are in this type of connection, your soul becomes involved which encompasses your mind, will, and emotions. Your soul is now enamored because you always think of them, you want to please them so there will become your desire and they move you in such a way that emotions show. I have to let you in on a secret; the relationship you have with God is constant. God will never leave you or make you feel inferior because through knowing him in an intimate way he begins to reveal things to you that you never could see, but because of spending time with him you were exposed to a new depth of God that you’ve never experienced.
I am about to share some verses with you to show you what happens when you develop an intimate relationship with God. I am telling you now that if you begin to do this your life will never be the same you will be so free from the veil of condemnation, free from people, what they think or say about you and have so much peace and provision until its unexplainable.
The first verse I want to give you is in 2 Peter chapter 1 verse 2. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus Christ our Lord.” In this verse it is saying by having a relationship with God, getting to know God, grace, and peace is multiplied. I won’t go into further detail, but if you would read 2 Peter chapter 1, you will find that God desires a real intimate relationship with you and that he wants to mature you in every way so that others may see the light that you now walk in. If you are anything like me, I always wanted to know what this light is? Do people walk around and glow? Is it something I’m supposed to see? The answer is that this light is knowledge. When you speak and how you conduct yourself others will see the light and know that you have an intimate relationship with God.
When you are in a relationship with someone, we tend to develop an interest in things that interest the person we love. You pay attention to the things the person likes. If you’ve been around the person long enough you develop some of their characteristics. You seek after them. You call them when something upsets you, or something makes you happy. You share with them, and you love being in their presence, which leads me to my next verse found in the book of Philippians chapter 3 verse 8-14. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also, I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
After reading this, my eyes opened to something very new, and it was the knowledge of God. What I want you to understand is that when you read these scriptures that I have given in this letter, don’t just read the text, fully embrace the principle. The principle of nothing is more important than knowing God and nothing is more important than having an intimate relationship with God
Before I end this letter, I would like to leave you this one last scripture. This scripture is a promise. In Jeremiah chapter 31 verses 33-34 “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
God’s desire is for us to know him in an intimate way which can be achieved through a relationship with God.
Prayer
Father God in the name of Jesus, help us to develop an intimate relationship with you. God, you said in your word that we would know you from the least to the greatest and that’s what we are expecting. God, we surrender to you as you shape us into the women and men you have called us to be. Thank you for loving us, and most of all thank you for hearing our prayer. In Jesus name Amen.

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