Relationship and Fellowship.
Our relationship to God is secure. We are His sons and daughters and He is our
Father. Nothing can change that. Our relationship can never be destroyed but
relationship alone will not satisfy us. We must have a proper fellowship with
Him to be truly happy. To be joyous in God does not depend on our conduct but
on His faithfulness. We must be brought back into that intimate fellowship with
the Lord. . Your fellowship with Him
cannot be broken unless you believe that your conduct separates you from Him.
If you think it depends on your good conduct then you will never experience the
fullness of joy.
Hebrews says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”.
The scriptures reveal to us that there is absolutely nothing we need to do except accept what God has done for us. He has provided everything for us and we do not need to add anything to what He has done.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Eph 1:4-7
If you believe the scriptures then the above verses from Ephesians gives you your destiny. Notice that it says we have forgiveness according to the riches of His grace. It does not depend on your faithfulness but on His. His mercy endures forever.
We all need to be reminded that God’s purpose is not that men would work for Him, but that men would allow Him to fill them, and then HE will work through them. If you do a careful study of the Bible, you’ll find out that every move of God was never initiated by man. Man never worked it into existence. Men try to initiate the work of God but that never works. God is well able to accomplish His work. And He always, in every case, initiated the work. Men would seek Him. Men would get into His presence, but He was always the one who would say, “Go”. Abraham did not initiate any work for God. Abraham was a man who lived in God’s presence, and one day God said, “Abraham, come and follow me”. And Abraham went not knowing where he was going.
Moses saw a burning bush, and God said, “Moses, go deliver my people”. I mean, you can go through the whole Bible and you will find out that in every case of a major move, God initiated the process, and not man. We can get together and seek and hunger after God. Then when He says to do something we do it. Always remember that the work of the Lord is His responsibility, and not ours. I’m only responsible to do what God tells me to do. I’m not responsible for the work if I don’t know what to do. And that’s where we get into trouble because we are not willing to patiently wait until the Lord speaks.
Jesus was the perfect example of the New Testament priest , because He said, “I do only that which I see my Father do, and I speak only that which I hear my Father speak”. So if God does not speak, we do not move. When God speaks, when the cloud moves, we move. When the cloud don’t move, and God don’t speak, we just continually seek God, we stay on our faces, we cry, we intercede, and we wait until God initiates the next move.