Daily Words of God | "How Is Your Relationship With God?" | Excerpt 411
If after reading this, you merely claim to accept these words, yet your heart remains unmoved, and you do not seek to make your relationship with God normal, it proves you do not attach importance to your relationship with God. It proves that your views have not yet been put right, that your intentions are not yet set on being gained by God and bringing glory to Him, but are set instead on allowing Satan’s conspiracies to prevail and achieving your own goals. Such people harbor wrong intentions and incorrect views. No matter what God says or how He says it, such people remain completely indifferent and are not in the least transformed. Their hearts feel no fear and they are unashamed. Such a person is a spiritless dolt. Read God’s every utterance and put them into practice as soon as you understand them. Perhaps there were occasions when your flesh was weak, or you were rebellious, or you resisted; regardless of how you behaved in the past, it is of little consequence, and it cannot hinder your life from maturing today. So long as you can have a normal relationship with God today, there is hope. If there is change in you every time you read God’s words, and others can tell your life has changed for the better, it shows that your relationship with God is now normal, that it has been put right. God does not treat people according to their transgressions. Once you have understood and become aware, as long as you can cease to rebel or resist, then God will still have mercy on you. When you have the understanding and the resolve to pursue being perfected by God, then your state in God’s presence will become normal. No matter what you are doing, consider the following when you are doing it: What will God think if I do this? Will it benefit my brothers and sisters? Will it be beneficial to the work in God’s house? Whether in prayer, fellowship, speech, work, or in contact with others, examine your intentions, and check if your relationship with God is normal. If you cannot discern your own intentions and thoughts, this means you lack discrimination, which proves that you understand too little of the truth. If you are able to understand clearly everything God does, and can perceive things through the lens of His words, standing on His side, then your views will have become correct. Therefore, establishing a good relationship with God is of the utmost importance to anyone who believes in God; everyone should regard it as a task of paramount importance and the biggest event in their life. Everything you do is measured by whether you have a normal relationship with God. If your relationship with God is normal and your intentions are correct, then act. To maintain a normal relationship with God, you must not be afraid of suffering losses to your personal interests; you cannot allow Satan to prevail, you cannot allow Satan to gain a purchase on you, and you cannot allow Satan to make you a laughing stock. Having such intentions is a sign that your relationship with God is normal—not for the sake of the flesh, but rather for peace of spirit, for gaining the work of the Holy Spirit, and for satisfying the will of God. To enter the right state, you must establish a good relationship with God and put right the views of your belief in God. This is so that God may gain you, and so that He may manifest the fruits of His words in you and enlighten and illuminate you even further. In this way, you will have entered into the right manner. Continue eating and drinking God’s words of today, enter into the Holy Spirit’s current manner of working, act according to God’s demands of today, do not observe old-fashioned methods of practice, do not cling to old ways of doing things, and enter into today’s manner of working as soon as possible. Thus, your relationship with God will become completely normal and you will have embarked on the right track of belief in God.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
The Top Priority of Faith in God
Try to grasp what God does, see things by His word, by standing on God’s side. This way your viewpoints will be right. Everything you do should be weighed against having a normal relationship with God. If your relationship with God is normal and your intentions are right, then do it. To maintain a normal relationship with God, you cannot be afraid to suffer any loss. To build a good relationship with God must be top priority for one who believes in Him. All should treat this as the most important task, the most important thing in their life.
You can’t allow Satan to prevail in you, have a hold on you, make you a laughing stock. Such an intention is a sign that your relationship with God is normal. It is not for the flesh but for peace of spirit. It’s to gain the Holy Spirit’s work, to appease the will of God. To build a good relationship with God must be top priority for one who believes in Him. All should treat this as the most important task, the most important thing in their life.
To enter into a correct state, you must build a strong relationship with God. Set right your view of believing in God. It’s for God to obtain you, reveal the fruits of His words in you, to allow God to enlighten you more. This way, you will enter into the right manner. To build a good relationship with God must be top priority for one who believes in Him. All should treat this as the most important task, the most important thing in their life.
Keep eating and drinking the current words of God. Enter the present way of the Holy Spirit’s work. Act according to God’s requirements today, not following the practices and ways of old. This way, your relationship with God will be normal. And you’ll be on the right track of believing in God. To build a good relationship with God must be top priority for one who believes in Him. All should treat this as the most important task, the most important thing in their life.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs