“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”
GOD wants a Personal Relationship With YOU.
The God of the Bible wants to know you personally. And when you get to know Him personally He records your name in His Book. How awesome is that?
Why would the God of the Universe want anything to do with me, with you?
How can something compared to a speck of dust, a microbe in this cosmos be of any interest or significance to the God who created everything in the Universe?
Think with me for a minute. The Spirit of this Age (Satan) speaks to you from every False Religion, about a God who is un-approachable; un-knowable, one to whom we must reach up to, but who does not care about us as individuals.
That’s the God’s of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Force of Scientology, and every other ism and ology that mankind worships falsely. They are all religions created by man…and made in man’s image.
Christianity is radically different, representing a 180 degree turn. Christianity is not a religion created by man. Christianity is about a personal relationship desired by the Creator of everything with His created Children, that’s right, He calls you His Child.
He is The God, The True God who reaches down to his children. He offers you a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus. When you come to know God through His Son you become His child and have the right to call Him Abba, a Jewish word meaning … Daddy.
The Bible, Gods literal Word to you, speaks about family, love, children, sacrifice, salvation and a created universe made especially for you to enjoy forever. You will live for eternity with a new pure heart, in a new city with a new purpose and be part of a new family.
The God’s of the other religions and philosophies, speak to the crowds—not the person; they recognize the forest but not the tree…my God speaks to individual people face to face.
He sees every face. He recognizes the fact that each face has an individual story. He knows your name. Your name is written on the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16). He promises never to forget you or leave you.
Max Lucado puts it best when he says “Your name on Gods hand. Your name on Gods lips. Maybe you’ve seen your name in some special places. On an award or diploma or walnut door.
Or maybe you’ve heard your name from some important people…a coach, a celebrity, a teacher. But to think that your name is on God’s hand and on God’s lips…could it be? Or perhaps you’ve never seen your name honored. And you cannot remember when you heard it spoken with kindness.
If so, it may be more difficult for you to believe that God knows your name… but He does. Written on His Hand. Spoken by His mouth, Whispered by His lips…Your Name. And not only the name you now have, but the New Name He will give you when you come home”. But you can ONLY Come Home IF YOU Believe in HIS SON JESUS.
GOD wants a relationship with you through His Son Jesus, so He will be able to speak to you face to face as you read the words HE Wrote for You in His Living Words recorded in the Old & New Testaments.