ENJOYING GOD! 7-13-2014

posted Jul 14, 2014, 9:02 AM by Dale Barnes


“Just when I need him, Jesus in near.  Just when I falter, just when I fear.  Ready to help me, ready to cheer. Just when I need him most. Just when I need him most. Just when I need him most. Jesus is near to comfort and cheer, Just when I need him most.”(Song)

The apostle Paul writes; “God, who has called you into fellowship with Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”  Also John tells us; “...our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1Co.1:9, 1Jn.1:3 NIV)

It is so important not to give only “lip service” to this important truth.  God wants us to have a personal (not just an experience) relationship with Christ.  We are called to this. We get to walk with and follow Christ.  It is important to set aside a special time;  a personal time with the Lord. Do it often, even daily.  It will open a whole new life of reality with Christ.  

The Holy Spirit, who is given to every true believer, is called the counselor, the comforter.  He knows perfectly how to make the things of God real to us.  I have found it so in my own life, over and over again.  This calling is for all followers of Christ.  What a wondrous thing!  He can “prepare a table before us even in the presence of our enemies.”(Ps.23:5)  The truth of the scriptures become more than just written words. They speak real life, comfort and challenge.  The reality of Christ is more than just a teaching from the Bible, but a personal way of life. We get to experience his presence!

All of this is ours freely as followers of the living Lord Jesus. We get to experience a down payment of the life we shall have with Christ through all eternity.