I am a friend of God
December 14 2005
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if the world was the way you wanted it to be? Have you ever thought about how the world would be if you were the only person in the world? Have you ever thought about things like "Where do I fit in, or Why does this kind of thing always happen to me?" Have you ever thought about what would happen if ................? I had all kinds of questions like these before I started going to church. I have been going to church for almost three years now, and every time I go I learn so much more than what I knew the day before. Church isn't just about seeing your friends that you haven't seen since last week, about making sure that you always have a smile on your face every you come, or about trying to find somewhere to go on Sundays and Wedsendays. It is about having a place to go when you want to be around christian role models who will always be an encouragement to you; but most importantly church is about having a place to go to worship God, and to give Him ALL the honor and glory and praise.
Having church and having a really good relationship with God the Father are two completely different things. Don't get me wrong though, but from the way I see it......it is. When you have church, you basically just go through the emotions. You come to church, go down to the alter, and then forget about what happened the day before. But when you have a really good relationship with God, you won't just be going through the emotions and forgetting about your time at the alter. When you have a really good relationship with God, you have a best friend that will always be there for you even when you don't realize that He is here for you.
Enoch had so good of a relationship with God that he was considered a friend of God and was taken into Heaven to be with Him. Elijah also had a really good relationship with God. When he earnestly prayed that it wouldn't rain, God listened to him and closed the floodgates of Heaven. Then, when Elijah prayed again, God opened the floodgates of Heaven and it began to rain. Elijah spent three solid years without rain before he had decided to pray for the rain. Anyways, Everyone here on Earth could have a relationship with God just like Elijah and Enoch did. But to have a really good relationship wtih Him, you must be obedient to Him. You must stay in your word and you must always make time out of your schedule to spend time with Him; not just at church....................I know that this is long, but I just want to be obedient to God by sharing all of this.
I know that there are a lot of people in the world who have questions like the ones I used to have, which is why I need to be someone who can be a light to them and tell them the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ. First of all, God sent His son to be a light to all peoples; Jew and gentile alike. Second, God sent His son to die on the cross so that we could have a chance to be forgiven for ALL of our sins. Jesus willingly suffered so that we would have a chance to come to knew the Father and be saved from the firery flames of Hell. Third, God rose His son on the third day so that ALL could see that Jesus is Lord and that Death, Hell and the grave have NO power over Him. The bible says that Jesus appeared to His deciples during the forty days afer His crucifixion. It also says that sometime before He accended to Heaven, He had his deciples go to a room where they were to stay for a while after He accended to Heaven. Jesus told them that He would give them a gift and a comforter. When Jesus accended to Heaven, the Holy Spirit came down upon them and they were filled with the Holy Ghost; speaking in languages that they never spoke before. Since the time that they recieved the gift of the Holy Spirit, they were able to accomplish so many great things for the kingdom of God.......................
Yeah... this is long, but I am trying to cut this short. God loves everyone and wants to be here for anyone who will let Him.