Truthoughts

Introspection and Beyond

  • Contact Me

  • Translation Disclaimer

    This site is a KJV, NKJV, Greek and Hebrew site only. All other references are not considered literal and are for general reference only.
  • Thank you for subscribing!

    Subscribe to My Blog by Email - Click Here _______________________ _______________________

     Subscribe in a reader

    Subscribe in Rojo

    Subscribe in NewsGator Online

    Add to My AOL

    Add to netvibes

    Subscribe in Bloglines

    Subscribe in NewsAlloy

    Powered by FeedBurner

  • Follow Me

  • .
  • Truthoughts Today's Facebook profile
  • May 2010
    S M T W T F S
    « Apr   Jun »
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    3031  
  • Categories

  • Previous Articles

  • RSS Truthoughts Today

    • Update
      This will be a quick post just to give an update. I have been away for a while due to my computer crashing but now have gotten a new one. Well, it is a much smaller one called a netbook as opposed to a notebook. Anyway, it scrunches everything up quite a bit but it […]
    • Waiting Patiently…
      It is an amazing thing how when you feel as though you are in a dark room… so dark that you cannot see your hand in front of your face, when you thought there was a door but as soon as you checked the door was nowhere to be found. Then, all of a sudden, […]
    • When You Feel Like Giving Up…
      As some of you are aware… my family has been going through very deep and dark valleys lately as many others are. This time in our lives are a testament to God’s faithfulness, even when we feel as though He is nowhere to be seen or even felt at times. He is still there. There […]
    • A Heart’s Cry
      Dueteronomy 6:5: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    • The only TRUE motivation
      *****JESUS*****
    • Saying Good-bye is never easy
      As I write this, my thoughts wonder to our beloved friend who we will greatly miss named Keani. Keani was our family kitty whom I have had for over 9 years. She passed away early on Sunday, July 5, 2009. She was gone before we woke. It has taken all this time for me to […]
    • A Life in the balance
      Now, as I write this… my long time friend’s mother is being taken off of life support. My emotions are running the gammot during this time, so I thought I would write about it. My friend, lets call her “H”, and I have known each other for about 13 years. I spent so much time […]
    • A Broken Toe
      Yesterday, while I was cleaning our formal dinning table… I had to walk between the table and our china hutch. Well, the space between the two is a little tight and I ended up ramming my right pinky toe into the corner of the china hutch. This then caused my toe to move outward and […]
    • Conviction
      During the last week or so, I have been struggling a bit regarding my time here… not here on this site, I mean here on this planet. See, recently my husband and I have been given an opportunity to work together in a new business. This couldn’t come at a better time, however, it has […]
    • Infant Blues
      I have had a hard time today and lately at different times. As many of you know from reading my “About Me” page, I have lost 5 babies. Well, it is difficult during the holidays. Also, I watched a movie tonight that had a young couple loose their baby right after it was born. It […]
    • Working On… Working Out
      I have been feeling a bit strange lately. I haven’t been sure if it was me having panic attacks or something else. It would make sense if it were, however, when it comes upon me… I am not particularly feeling “panic” like. Could it be a subconscious panic attack? Is that something that is possible? […]
    • Truthoughts Today – Insight on a Sunday
      So, I’ve been a busy little bee lately. I have been working with my husband and a good friend of ours to launch a new company… and boy does it take a lot of work. Don’t get me wrong… I am loving every minute of it! Everything is so new and exciting, I just love […]
    • Truthoughts Updates
      Well, long time no type! LOL… I have been very busy lately and haven’t had much time to type out a blog post. I always feel like it has to be “just so long” to make it a post, so I guess that has discouraged me a bit from taking the time to post. Anyway, […]
    • A Birthday I will NEVER forget!
      For this birthday, I almost ended up in the hospital… As you can see by the pictures below, it left a lasting impression! My birthday was on August 13th and I had a decent day thanks to my husband. The incident which brought on the pics below happened a couple days before it though… Bradley and I […]
    • A Must See Tribute…
      This is a must see video which was created by my husband. I hope that this video brings you much enjoyment and brightens your day. It is amazing how images so preacious can melt your heart and bring a smile to your face. Well, as many of you may have read in my previous posts… […]
    • They Have Arrived ~ 5 New Kittens!
      Click here for Part I.  Part I tells the prestory of Mieshka coming to our home and her pregnancy. It took me a while to be able to post that story because I was having numerous problems with uploading pictures. So, to update you, she has had her babies! Mieshka had her babies on July […]
    • Our new addition ~ Kitty plus… HOW MANY BABIES???
      It has been awhile since my last post, so today I thought that I would write about our new kitty. B and I were out one day and when we came home, there was a young kitty in our bushes. This little kitty was a girl and she was so sweet. She looked like she […]
    • An Inspiring Video – Must See!!!
      Click Here for the Video I just wanted to share this video that I found through Stumbleupon that is really great and inspiring. The dept of love this man has for his son is beyond words. The caption for the video on the site is, “Incredible video about the relationship between a father and son…. […]
    • The Death of my Dad – Part II
      If you have the ability to listen to this video, please do as you read because it will enhance your reading experience. This was the song that I listened to throughout my grieving period and it was comforting. Part I As I stated in my previous post, this ended up being one of the most […]
    • The Death of my Dad – Part I
      If you have the ability to listen to this video, please do as you read because it will enhance your reading experience. This was the song that I listened to throughout my grieving period and it was comforting. Today I am going to write about the death of my dad. I have previously shared some […]
  • Visitors From Around the World

  • RSS News Feed

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Building a Relationship with Christ

Posted by truthoughts on May 26, 2010

The following is part of a message that I sent a friend of mine in regards to how our earthly relationships represent our relationship with Christ and how the enemy attempts to attack those relationships. This effected my friend so much that I wanted to share it with you here too. Please keep in mind while reading that it was written in response to a question and therefore worded to them specifically. In general, it fits for all.

null

A Relationship with Christ

It helps to have a reference point. Whoever you have experienced the most love with… whether it was from a parent, grandparent, friend, romantic, a pet, etc. Use that as a reference point to begin at.

All of our relationships are to be an example of how we are to see God and how God sees us. Just as we grow and mature in this life, so do our relationships.

For example… We begin with our parents and grandparents. When we are infants, we rely solely upon them for everything. We cannot survive without their protection and provision. We also should see an unconditional love, at least in the beginning. I know that because this life is not perfect, not all parents are the way they should be and it causes us to have a distorted view of our first interactions. This is one of Satan’s weapons against us right from birth. If he can distort this relationship, then it will be even harder for us to relate to God as our Father, Provider, Protector, etc.

Our first step is to recognize Him, God as our creator. With this, brings a reverent respect and holy fear.

Secondly, just as in this life would be the parental perspective as stated above.

Thirdly, would be our relationship with our peers / friends. In this we learn to relate to God as our friend… our best friend. He is the one who never leaves us… is always there to hear everything about each detail of our lives. He is the one who has our back when times are rough. He is the one we can always count on. He is the one who makes us laugh and whom we learn to be a loyal friend to and take up for when others try to attack Him. When we in this life find backstabbing friends and unloyal friends, this is another of Satan’s tools against us to distort another aspect of our relationship with God. If Satan can pervert this, it then becomes even harder for us to relate to God because our trust has been taken from us.

Fourthly, would be as an authority figure. We learn from an early age that there are authority figures in our lives that we must obey and respect. This comes in different forms such as teachers, elders in general as well as police, etc. As you can tell, many in this life have corrupted their authority and so as with every other area of relationships… Satan uses this one to cause us to distrust, disrespect and rebel against all authority. If we do this, it becomes very hard to become humble toward God and be obedient to Him with an understanding that He has our best interest in mind with every step.

Fifth would be romantic relationships. This aspect is a vital one because we are the Bride of Christ and everything is summed up in this relationship. Satan has been so successful in disrupting this beautiful example. Satan began with breaking up homes with divorce through unfaithfulness and abuse so that no one has a good example growing up to attain to. Right off the bat, many have become broken in this area because if the romantic relationship is unhopeful and full of pain… what is there? Everything becomes unstable. Once this happens, Satan has then used perversions in order to encourage people to think that the only way to find happiness is to please themselves in whatever ways possible. The problem is that in always trying to please yourself, you find… just as a drug, nothing really ever works. You may have pleasure for a moment but in the next moment… not so much. This is when Satan has brought in homosexuality which leads to pedophilia and then finally to bestiality. Once this happens, there is nothing left but pure violence. This is Satan’s greatest tool because once he has gotten us to be our own gods (this happens when our concern is to please ourselves and be obedient to ourselves, etc.) then there is no more room for the one true God. This is when God turns us over to our own reprobate minds (desires) and we die in those. This is why it is said that the wages of sin is death.

Finally, when we have children. In this relationship, we are shown our relationship with God through God’s eyes. We become the protector, the provider, the everything to another. With this, we come full circle and can then see God in His entirety as a whole being. Just as we are because we are created in His image. Our entire lives are for the purpose of getting to know Him in a way that no other creation can because we experience Him through those around us and through ourselves when the cycle is complete.

Then, once we are in heaven with Him… we will be able to relate to Him in a way far deeper then we ever could here because we will then see Him just as He is from the inner depths to the outer surface. It is a dimension un-attainable to us in this realm.

So, as you can see… above is the plan God has for us getting to know Him in every aspect as well as Satan’s plans for destroying this along the way.

What you need to do is to start at the beginning. Look at what you know, what you have experienced. See how God intended for you to see Him. Recognize how Satan has twisted everything to tear you away from God. Then pray that God will wipe away everything that is a hinder and for Him to allow you to recapture the time that was stolen from you by Satan and to turn your heart to Him (God) and help you to gain an understanding and grow in love toward Him.

You just need to start at the beginning. Get the right perspective. Learn what is the wrong perspective and be willing to let go of it or it will weigh on you like an anvil and drown you in the lake of fire. Reading the Bible is to get to know God in His own Words. It is to help you know how to be pleasing to Him from the love you will have for Him once you let Him in. All pride, all resentment, all hatred, all vengeance, all unforgiveness must be let go of in order to let Him in and then He will change you… You cannot change your own heart, He must do it. You must chase after Him with whatever you do have and plead with Him to change your heart toward Himself.

*** In the end, we must read the Word of God to get to know who He is. The previous is to help us open ourselves to Him and it provides a starting point for communication and perception. ***

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Building a Relationship with Christ”

  1. pat burns said

    THANKS FOR THE ABOVE TEACHING ALISON. ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, THAT DAY OF MIGHTINESS AND AWFULNESS…..WE CHRISTIANS THAT HAVE BEEN SAVED BY THE ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME, BY THE SACRIFICE OF OUR MIGHTY SAVIOUR(JESHUA)THE LORD JESUS ON THE DREADED AND SHAMEFUL CROSS OF CALVARY. THEN WE WILL FULLY AND TRULY UNDERSTAND,WHAT GOD(YHWH)HAS DONE FOR US,WHAT LOVE GOD HAS AND IS AND WILL GIVE US,THAT CLING TO OUR MIGHTY SAVIOURS (YESHUA) CROSS. WE HAVE TO SEARCH AND CLING TO GOD.WE CAN DO NOTHING OURSELVES.WE CAN BE SO HELPLESS AND HOPELESS.AND YES I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE .READ GODS WORD AS IN HIS GREAT GREAT GIFT TO MANKIND,HIS HOLY WORD CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE.THE WORDS OF LIFE AND INSTRUCTION. AS A GREAT TEACHER OF THE BIBLE ONCE SAID….THAT GOD IS OUR RAFT…WE REST….ABIDE…HAVE FAITH….AND TRUST HIM. WE HAVE TO ASK GOD TO GIVE US THE “PADDLE”,TO STEER HIS RAFT TO THE SHORES OF THE STILL(SAFE) WATERS(PSALM 23) SATAN LOOKS FOR WHO HE CAN DEVOUR,BUT THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD,AND WE SHALL NOT WANT. BLESSINGS TO YOU ALISON AND YOUR FAMILY. PAT N JAYNE

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: