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In Touch - Sept. 6, 2006

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In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

September 6, 2006 

God Relates to Man 

John 15:14-17

 

There is no higher compliment than this: God wants to have a personal relationship with you. Some people see the Lord as some distant deity who is busy with global problems. Others view Him as a vaporous being who created mankind and then cut us loose. 

 

The truth is… He deeply desires a relationship with His followers. If the Lord’s purpose in creating mankind had been simply to get something done, He would have fashioned us like robots without initiative or free will. Instead, we are uniquely designed to receive our Father’s love and to choose whether or not we’ll love Him in return.

 

God cares for His Creation and wants to intimately know every single one of us. While Jesus Christ poured His life into 12 men, modern believers tend to focus on His miracles and preaching. Many overlook the fact that He spent every day with the disciples. Jesus’ priority was to teach and prepare them. He wanted the 12 to continue reaching the world with the Gospel after He returned to the Father.

 

We are the spiritual descendants of the Lord’s disciples, and God pours Himself into us.   He left His Spirit with us to serve as our closest companion and comforter. God’s intention is for every person to enter into a loving relationship with Him. If any man or woman chooses not to develop that connection, he or she has missed the purpose of life. Make yourself available to the Lord. He will reveal His love for you and show you His will.

 

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Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit

 

In Dr. Stanley’s inspiring devotional, Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit, he teaches valuable lessons on the workings of the Spirit with simple, straightforward wisdom. Order here now!

 

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