HUMAN RELATIONSHIP TO GOD 4
HumanRelationship to God
HumanRelationship to God
Christianityteaches us to adopt adorable practices that are godly as a means tomaking the world a better place. Throughout the Biblical Teachings,one acquires values and beliefs that reflect how he or she shouldserve the world. It is notable that every individual has anobligation in the progress and spread of the gospel. Christianthinking is the perspective created and learnt from the Bible.According to the scriptures in the Holy Bible, “We are God’sworkmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which Godprepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2: 10). The versereflects the fact that God can utilize humans to advance his workirrespective of the natural abilities and background. It isremarkable that God empowers individuals to advance his work topeople.
Therelationship with God should reflect his teachings hence, people’sdeeds and behaviors ought to recognize his supremacy and authority.Christian adherents are required to have characteristics that reflectthe teachings of the Bible. One is also required to develop a strongrelationship with God. The connection can be created through dailyprayers and continuous Bible study for guidance. Such actions enableone to adopt a Christian behavior by understanding the expectationsof a Christian. Jesus set a good example for the Christian leaderswhere he was seen connecting with the Father through prayers andadorable deeds (Grahn, 2012). Through prayers, the connection andrelationship with God increases.
TheChristian life is full of temptations and choices. It is made tougherby the sinful human nature. The faithful ask for forgiveness from Godthrough either mediating or prayers. Repentance and forgiveness gotogether, with the culprits seeking to turn away from their sinfulbehaviors. The two areas have great importance in the formation of aChristian character that Jesus envisioned for his people. Throughfaith, we are forgiven our sins after repenting. The theme Faithexisted in times of Jesus, he taught people to have faith in Him andhave faith in God. Upon repenting, we confess our sins and imaginethat our past has been forgiven hence purpose to adopt new behavior.One must be committed to work of God with no intentions of acquiringearthly benefits. The reward, as demonstrated in the Bible, is givenGod and may take any form. It also involves making sacrifices toadvance the work of God (Gavaza, 2013).
Nonetheless,some secular and societal values as well as practices contradictGod’s expectations of humans. The values adopted in the currentsecular society hold back an individual in his or her quest towardsdeveloping a good relationship with God. Various issues such as humanrights have come out to challenge religious and cultural practices.People seeking to advance human virtues argue that the society oughtto treat everyone equally irrespective of the personal choices. Thesecular values adopted in many societies appear to support thechoices made by individuals. The Biblical worldview encourages humanbeings to act morally as a sign of respect to our bodies and God’swill.
Inconclusion, humans need to create an enviable relationship with Godby engaging in deeds and behaviors that reflect his teachings. It isnecessary for humans to avoid issues that affect their relationshipwith God. As such, people need to re-examine the Biblical teachingsand refrain from being swindled into adopting the secular values.Religious beliefs support moral deeds that reflect our understandingof the Bible. The Bible should remain the guiding tool to theChristians in their endeavors to praise God or spread the gospel ofChrist.
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