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Do you know how much God loves you?
God proved His love for us through His Son, Jesus, who died for our sins. But, for some reason, it's hard to carry on a conversation with Him. We can be so distant.
I bet God really gets a kick out of how some of us talk to Him. We can be so serious and formal. "Oh, Lord Most Higheth! Howeth my heart doth longest for Thee!"
We need to get comfortable with God. I don’t mean disrespectful, but we should know that He loves us and that we don't have to be afraid of Him.
First Corinthians 8:6 says that God created us to live for Him He's given us the gift of life and He wants us to enjoy it!
You can have a joyful, fulfilling life by living in close, personal relationship with God. But in order to get there, you have to spend time with Him. God doesn't want to just be the button we push when we have an emergency.
Whether we know it or not, without God, we are always in an emergency. Without Him operating in our lives, helping and protecting us, there isn't one of us who knows one iota about anything we're doing!
You and I can spend as much time as we want with God. We have an open invitation to invite the Creator of the universe into our life each day. We get to speak to Him personally and read the book of instruction that holds the answers to everything in life.
The devil doesn't like that. That's why he works so hard to tell us that God doesn't want to be around us if we're not perfect. I've got a news flash: We aren't ever going to be perfect. That's why Jesus went to the cross for us!
We can go to our heavenly Father as often as we like and He will never get tired of us coming. The Bible says we can come boldly before God fellowship with Him, and have our needs met.
James 4:8 says, Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. God the Father longs to fellowship with you. The moment you accepted Christ into your heart, God made His home in you. So kick up your feet, get cozy and enjoy the company.
This article is taken from Joyce's audio teaching, Restoring Fellowship with the Father.