Friday, October 21, 2016

Abraham 3:11 -- On Building a Relationship with the Lord

"Thus I, Abraham, talked with the Lord, face to face, as one man talketh with another; and he told me of the works which his hands had made;"
Abraham 3:11

Can you imagine just being able to sit down one on one with God and talk to him about things, hear about all the things that he had done?  I think that would be incredible, and I think that it shows a side of God to us here that we don't usually consider.

We usually only hear of prophets having that kind of a close, face-to-face relationship with God. But let's remember also that Moses wished "that all the Lord’s people were prophets" (Numbers 11:29).  I don't think that we should ever look at ourselves and our lives and think that we aren't capable of that kind of relationship with God.  We are.  It's not something we can just have with no work, of course.  Few things are.  But it *is* something that we can have if we are committed to it.  God wants to be in our lives just as much as we want to be in his.  He listens to us.  He answers our prayers.  He will come into our lives as we are willing to come to him.  Today, let's be willing to commit everything to God, as Abraham did.  Let's listen and learn, and work for that day when we, like Abraham, can have that face to face conversation. :)

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