People value relationships a lot, whether it be a lover, friends, or family. But nothing can replace your relationship with God. It’s the relationship often neglected by some, but every person needs to cultivate it.
In GOD TV’s the New Believers Series, Ben and Jodie Hughes of Pour it Out Ministries shares the powerful truth of the importance of having a relationship with God. They shared practical keys that are helpful to people seeking God.
Having A Relationship With God
First is, “We are created to have a relationship with God.”
Ben highlighted the book of Genesis, where God walked with Adam and Eve and just had a relationship with them.
“We were created to have that relationship as well,” he said. Then Ben pointed that one of the very important keys to building a relationship with God is reading the Bible.
“The Bible is not like any other book. It’s the Word of God. It’s God-breathed. And as we read it, God will speak to us, not just from what’s on the page,” he stressed. Then he urged viewers to start reading the Bible in the book of John.
Meanwhile, Jodie added about the power prayer can bring in one’s life.
“Let’s overcomplicate it. Prayer is a conversation with the very real God,” she said. “God is a personal God. He talks, He loves you. He knows you. And as you make time for Him and talk to Him, you are going to know more and more about Him.”
Just like how we build a relationship with people, that is how we know God more and more as well.
Further, Ben pointed out that being in a relationship with Him is not a religious exercise. It’s all about simply being real to God.
Another way to building a relationship with Him is through worship, singing praises to Him.
“When we begin to worship Him, He shows up. His tangible Presence shows up,” Ben remarked.
Watch the entire message, and grow deeper in your relationship with our Father!