Adopted Son


Ephesians 1:4-14

I’ve been thinking lately of my relationship with God. Mostly my thoughts dwell on whether or not I’ve been pleasing Him and allowing the Holy Spirit to work fully in my life as God would want.

I want to know God better and feel His presence more. I want and need my relationship to grow deeper with Him.  I’ve been reading a book entitled “Twelve Ordinary Men”. A book about the Twelve Apostles and how God used them to spread the message to the entire World.  I’ve been thinking can we really know God the way we know each other? How do we relate to God and how does He relate to us? We are finite, He is infinite. We are limited in knowledge and He has all knowledge.  We are bound by time and He sees all things and all times past, present and future.  I think because of this and much more the only way we can relate to Him, to know Him is through His Son Jesus and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. That’s how the Apostles did it.  Although they had difficulty at times.  Philip even asked Jesus to “ show us the father” even after learning from him for almost two years.

It does give me great comfort to know this and even more to know that before I sought after God, God had already found me and chose to be an adopted Son before he made the World. My faith in God was even His gift to me. I’m astonished at that knowledge.  I’m still trying and will continue to try to know God better.  Sometimes I think I know Him really well and other times it seems I don’t know Him at all. Just like the Apostles demonstrated at times. I suppose that is normal for us or at least for most of us. 

No matter how I feel about my relationship with God I know that when I seek God I know I will find Him when I search for Him with all my heart. After all He created me and sought me with all His heart.

Matt Schneider

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