What does community look like today?
Why does it sound so great, but is nowhere to be found?
To have community love and relationship is needed.
To truly love is to be in relationship. Love with out relationship is a lie. Relationship is to relate with people through love.
Today many relationships exists, but almost none of them through love. The relationships only exists for self gain and own benefits, and so offers nothing more to either party. As soon as the gain and benefits decrease, the relationship is ended. The scary thing is that this happens in friendships, business and marriages.
A relationship of love is a covenant relationship where you share in your partners joy, pain, suffering, sickness, laughter…
These days people only want to share in the good things and when a friend or business partner goes through a rough time they disappear, vanish from the face of the earth…
This is also the reason people struggle to have a true relationship with God. It is great and wonderful when God is always close when trouble, disappointment and fear is lurking; Have mankind ever thought of being close to God when His bride is struggling and suffering?
It is much easier to just get up and go than standing strong for those who are suffering.
We are invited to be God’s Sons, His Bride and His children. Does not all of these speak of relationship?
God wants to live in relationship with each and every person, but we have so many problems, religious ideas, fears, power, knowledge, money… that we believe we do not need God. Or some believe they are not good enough to be known by God.
GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU!!!
Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him. But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Intimacy with Jesus is the new wineskin that will carry the kingdom to the nations.
Miracle workers, reformers and the new mystics By John Crowder
I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."