How Is Your Relationship With God?

How Is Your Relationship With God?

In believing in God, you must at least resolve the issue of having a normal relationship with God. Without a normal relationship with God, then the significance in believing in God is lost. Establishing a normal relationship with God is entirely attained through quieting your heart in God’s presence. A normal relationship with God means being able to not doubt or deny any of God’s work and submit to it, and furthermore it means having the right intentions in the presence of God, not thinking of yourself, always having the interests of God’s family as the most important thing no matter what you are doing, accepting God’s observation, and submitting to God’s arrangements. You are able to quiet your heart in God’s presence whenever you do anything; even if you do not understand God’s will, you must still fulfill your duties and responsibilities to the best of your ability. It is not too late to wait for God’s will to be revealed to you and then put this into practice. When your relationship with God has become normal, then you will also have a normal relationship with people. Everything is established on the foundation of God’s words. Through eating and drinking the words of God, practice in accordance with God’s requirements, put your viewpoints right, and do not do things that resist God or disturb the church. Do not do things that do not benefit the lives of the brothers and sisters, do not say things that do not contribute to other people, do not do shameful things. Be just and honorable when doing all things and make them presentable before God. Even though the flesh is weak sometimes, you are able to attach the highest importance to benefiting God’s family, not covet your own benefits, and carry out righteousness. If you can practice in this way, your relationship with God will be normal. Whenever you do anything, you must examine whether your motivations are right. If you are able to act according to the requirements of God, then your relationship with God is normal. This is the minimum criterion. If, when you examine your motivations, there emerge those that are incorrect, and if you are able to turn your back on them and act according to the words of God, then you will become someone who is right before God, which will show that your relationship with God is normal, and that all that you do is for the sake of God, and not for yourself. Whenever you do or say anything, you must put your heart right, be righteous, and not be led by your emotions, or act according to your own will. These are the principles by which believers in God conduct themselves. A person’s motivations and stature can be revealed in a small thing, and thus, for people to enter onto the path of being made perfect by God, they must first resolve their own motivations and their relationship with God. Only when your relationship with God is normal will you be able to be made perfect by God, and only then will God’s dealing, pruning, discipline, and refinement in you be able to achieve their desired effect. That is to say, people are able to have God in their hearts, not seek personal benefits, not think about their personal future (referring to thinking of the flesh), but rather they bear the burden of entering life, do their best to pursue truth, and submit to God’s work. This way, the objectives you seek are correct, and your relationship with God is normal. It can be said that fixing one’s relationship with God is the first step on entry into one’s spiritual journey. Although man’s destiny is in God’s hands, and has been predestined by God, and cannot be changed by themselves, whether or not you can be made perfect or gained by God depends on whether or not your relationship with God is normal. Perhaps there are parts of you that are weak or disobedient—but as long as your outlook is right and your motivations are correct, and as long as you have put right your relationship with God and made it normal, then you will be qualified to be made perfect by God. If you do not have the right relationship with God, and act for the sake of the flesh, or your family, then regardless of how hard you work it will all be for nothing. If your relationship with God is normal, then everything else will fall into place. God looks at nothing else, but He looks only at whether your views on the belief in God are right: who you believe in, for whose sake you believe, and why you believe. If you are able to see these things clearly, and are able to put right your views and practice, then your life will make progress, and you are sure to be able to enter onto the right track. If your relationship with God is not normal, and your views on the belief in God are deviant, then these will preclude all else. No matter how you believe in God, you will gain nothing. Only if your relationship with God is normal will you be approved by God when you turn your back on the flesh, pray, suffer, endure, obey, help your brothers and sisters, devote more effort to God, and so on. Whether or not something you do has value and significance depends on whether your intentions are right and whether your viewpoints are correct. Nowadays, many people’s belief in God is like looking at a clock with their head turned to one side—their viewpoints are deviant. Everything will be good if a breakthrough can be made here, everything will be fine if this is resolved, while everything shall come to nothing if this is not resolved. Some people behave well in My presence, but behind My back all that they do is resist. These are crooked and deceitful manifestations…

Proper Spiritual Life

A Proper Spiritual Life Leads People Onto the Right Track

You have walked only a very small portion of the path of a believer in God, and you have yet to enter onto the right track, so you are still far from meeting God’s standard. Right now, your stature is not adequate to meet His demands. Due to your caliber and your corrupt nature, you always treat God’s work carelessly; you do not treat it seriously. This is your gravest shortcoming. There is certainly none who can ascertain the path the Holy Spirit walks; most of you do not understand it and cannot see it clearly. Moreover, most of you pay no mind to this matter, much less do you take it to heart. If you continue in this way, living in ignorance of the work of the Holy Spirit, then the path you take as a believer in God will be futile. This is because you do not do everything in your power to seek to meet God’s will and because you do not cooperate well with God. It is not that God has not worked on you, or that the Holy Spirit has not moved you. It is that you are so careless that you do not take the work of the Holy Spirit seriously. You must turn reverse this situation immediately and walk the path on which the Holy Spirit leads people. This is the main topic for today. “The path on which the Holy Spirit leads” refers to gaining enlightenment in spirit; having knowledge of God’s word; gaining clarity on the path ahead; being able to enter step by step into the truth; and coming to a greater knowledge of God. The path on which the Holy Spirit leads people is primarily a path toward a clearer understanding of God’s word, free of deviations and misconceptions, and those who walk it walk straight along it. In order to achieve this you will need to work in harmony with God, find a correct path to practice, and walk the path led by the Holy Spirit. This involves cooperation on man’s part: that is, what you must do to meet God’s requirements of you, and how you must behave to enter onto the right track of belief in God. Stepping onto the path led by the Holy Spirit may seem complicated, but you will find it much simpler when the path of practice is clear to you. The truth is that people are capable of all that God demands of them—it is not as if He is trying to teach pigs to fly. In all situations, God seeks to resolve people’s problems and settle their concerns. All of you must understand this; do not misunderstand God. People are led according to God’s word along the path the Holy Spirit walks. As mentioned before, you must give your heart to God. This is a prerequisite for walking the path on which the Holy Spirit leads. You must do this in order to enter onto the right track. How does a person consciously do the work of giving their heart to God? In your daily lives, when you experience God’s work and pray to Him, you do it carelessly—you pray to God while you work. Can this be called giving your heart to God? You are thinking about household matters or affairs of the flesh; you are always of two minds. Can this be considered quieting your heart in the presence of God? This is because your heart is always fixated on external affairs, and is not able to return before God. If you would have your heart truly at peace before God, then you must do the work of conscious cooperation. This is to say that every one of you must have a time for your devotions, a time when you put aside people, events, and things; settle your heart and quiet yourself before God. Everyone must keep individual devotional notes, recording their knowledge of God’s word and how their spirit is moved, regardless of whether they are profound or superficial; everyone must consciously quiet their heart before God. If you can dedicate one or two hours each day to true spiritual life, then your life that day will feel enriched and your heart will be bright and clear. If you live this kind of spiritual life every day, then your heart will be able to return more into God’s possession, your spirit will become stronger and stronger, your condition will constantly improve, you will become more capable of walking the path on which the Holy Spirit leads, and God will bestow increased blessings upon you. The purpose of your spiritual life is consciously to gain the presence of the Holy Spirit. It is not to observe rules or conduct religious rituals, but truly to act in concert with God, truly to discipline your body—this is what man should do, so you should do this with the utmost effort. The better your cooperation and the more effort you commit, the more your heart will be able to return to God and the better you will be able to quiet your heart before Him. At a certain point, God will gain your heart completely. No one will be able to sway or capture your heart, and you will belong completely to God. If you walk this path, then God’s word will reveal itself to you at all times and enlighten you about everything that you do not understand—this can all be achieved through your cooperation. This is why God always says, “All who act in concert with Me, I will reward twice over.” You must see this path clearly. If you wish to walk the right path, then you must do all that you can to satisfy God. You must do all that you can to attain a spiritual life. At the start, you may not achieve great results in this pursuit, but you must not allow yourself to regress or wallow in negativity—you must keep working hard! The…

2019 Christian Dance | "Praise God With an Undivided Heart" | Worship Song

Christian Dance “Praise God With an Undivided Heart”

Praise God With an Undivided Heart Pre-verse 1 We gather to eat, drink, enjoy God’s words, and we receive the Holy Spirit’s work. Verse 1 We think of God, pray-read, have fellowship, and we meditate, ponder, and seek God. Living in God’s words, we see He is lovely. The truth frees us; we taste God’s real love. Church life is great; praise takes many forms. We can’t help but sing and dance in God’s praise. There are no rules or restraints in our praise. Sincere praise makes us joyful always. Chorus Life in God’s presence brings true happiness, we will love and obey God forever. Seeing the greatness of God’s salvation, we praise God with an undivided heart. Pre-verse 2 We fellowship truth, gain Holy Spirit’s work, we share experiences, our life grows. Verse 2 We are all the people of God’s kingdom, and we all possess true hearts that love Him. We perform our duty with one mind, heart, and we see God’s blessings and leadership. Judgment cleanses us, we see God is righteous. We cast off our corruption, made anew. We live out the likeness of honest men. It’s kingdom’s life to worship God in spirit and truth. Chorus Life in God’s presence brings true happiness, we will love and obey God forever. Seeing the greatness of God’s salvation, we praise God with an undivided heart. Pre-verse 3 Brothers, sisters gather together, we have gone through so many ups and downs. Verse 3 The government’s suppression is so vile, persecution and hardships we’ve suffered. Nothing has ever shaken our resolve. This is due to the guidance of God’s words. The painstaking price which God has paid for our salvation cannot be measured. God lives amongst us, guiding us always. This beautiful time, life, are so treasured. Chorus Life in God’s presence brings true happiness, we will love and obey God forever. Seeing the greatness of God’s salvation, we praise God with an undivided heart. Life in God’s presence brings true happiness, we will love and obey God forever. Seeing the greatness of God’s salvation, we praise God with an undivided heart, we praise God with an undivided heart, we praise God with an undivided heart. from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

All Creation Must Come Under God s Dominion

Tagalog Christian Music “All Creation Must Come Under God’s Dominion”

All Creation Must Come Under God’s Dominion God created all things, and so He makes all creation come under His rule, and submit to His dominion. He commands all things, controlling them in His hands. Living things, mountains, rivers and man must all come under His rule. Things in the skies and on the earth must all come under His dominion. All must submit, without any choice. This is God’s decree and His authority. God created all things, and so He makes all creation come under His rule, and submit to His dominion. Everything is commanded by God. He orders and ranks all things, each classed according to kind and by God’s will allotted their positioning. Things in the skies and on the earth must all come under His dominion. All must submit, without any choice. This is God’s decree and His authority. No matter how great a thing is, it will never be able to surpass God. All things serve God-created mankind, none dare defy or make demands of God. Man, a creature of God, must also keep his duty. Whether the master or ruler of all things, however high his status, a small human under God’s rule he still is. An insignificant human being, a creature of God, never will he be above God. from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

A Heart-to-Heart With God

Christian Music Video “A Heart-to-Heart With God” (Korean Song)

A Heart-to-Heart With God Oh God! There is so much in my heart I want to say to You. Through Your words the door to my heart opened,I heard Your voice. Your words are the truth,nourishing my heart like spring water. When I contemplate Your words,my heart brightens and is at ease, peaceful and joyful. Through practicing Your words,I understand much of the truth. In Your words I see Your righteousness, holiness and Your true love. More and more I feel Your loveliness,You’re so worthy of man’s love. In faith I’ve enjoyed peace and joy, ever closer to You. Oh God! Your word like a sharp sword pierces my heart, cuts open the ugliness in my soul.I’m full of a satanic disposition. I’m arrogant, unreasonable,I often lie and deceive You. I’m so deeply corrupted and do deals with You,full of extravagant hopes. Without judgment I could only sink into hell for resisting You. It’s truly Your judgment and chastisement that has cleansed and saved me. Without the truths expressed by You,my faith in the Lord would be in vain. I’ve seen the judgment is so meaningful for corrupt humanity. I resolve to pursue the truth and be cleansed to repay Your love. from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs  

Read the Bible

3 Standards for Measuring Whether or Not We Have a Normal Relationship With God

By An Yun Everyone who believes in God wants to have a normal relationship with God and to be approved and praised by Him. However, simply because of believing in God, one cannot be approved by Him. For example, the Pharisees believed in God but did things in opposition to God. Therefore, God didn’t recognize that they were believers in Him because they were all antagonistic with Him. From this fact, we can see that it is very important to have a normal relationship with God! Then how should we measure whether we have a normal relationship with God? I’m sure every Christian who thirsts for God is eager to know this. 1. Quiet Ourselves Before God and Enter Into a Genuine Connection With Him In order to know whether we have a normal relationship with God, we should first see if we quiet our hearts before God and use our hearts to pray, and read His words. Also, we should know whether we have entered into a genuine connection with Him, or in other words, if we have a normal spiritual life. More often than not, we keep on singing hymns, reading scriptures and attending meetings every day, but mostly we are going through formalities without a quiet heart before God. For example, we often pray to God with our lips, but our hearts are filled with household matters and jobs, treating God in a perfunctory manner. Although we read the Bible, we don’t want to understand the truth in God’s words but think that people believing in God must read the Bible. Therefore, we follow a process—just reading in a hasty and mindless way without pondering attentively. Consequently, we can’t gain any enlightenment or light. In daily life and work, we often do things according to our carnal pleasures, and are speaking and acting like non-believers. All these things show that we have no place for God in our hearts, nor do we have true association with Him in spirit. Moreover, we cannot feel the presence of God, and are often weak and powerless in our hearts. So, we don’t have a normal relationship with God at all. God’s words say, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). “People believe in God, love God, and satisfy God by touching the Spirit of God with their heart, thereby obtaining His satisfaction; when engaging with God’s words with their heart, they are therefore moved by the Spirit of God. If you wish to achieve a proper spiritual life and establish a proper relationship with God, you must first give your heart to Him, and quiet your heart before Him. Only after you have poured your whole heart into God can you gradually develop a proper spiritual life.” From God’s words we can see that the most fundamental requirement for us believers in God is that we must come close to God and touch Him with our hearts. Only then can we be enlightened by the Holy Spirit. No matter how busy we are, if we can be quiet before God, pray to Him with a focused and sincere heart, and read a passage of God’s words with a pure heart, then we can feel the presence of God and be enriched in our spirit the whole day. Ordinarily, whether we are at home or in any other places, we are not hindered from being quiet before God, drawing close to Him with our hearts, contemplating His love, and pondering His words. If we can speak the words within our hearts to God at any time, whenever we meet trouble, or when we are weak, then we will clearly feel the arrangements, care, and protection of the Holy Spirit in our everyday life. In this way, we will unknowingly be spiritually strong and feel the loveliness of God, thereby getting closer to God. 2. Rectify Our Intentions and Accept God’s Observation How do we do or say anything? Is it by rectifying our intentions, accepting observation of the Spirit of God and acting according to God’s words, or is it following our own will and ideas in everything? In real life, no matter whether we get along with people or deal with the work of the church, we often mix our own intentions in them and ignore whether our actions are in accordance with God’s will, doing things in a way that only benefits us. Take our work and preaching as an example. Though we can suffer outwardly, in fact we do that entirely for making a deal with God in order to gain His blessings. We pay a small price for great blessings and take our spending and sacrificing as bargaining chips for entering into the kingdom of heaven. And often times, it is for showing off ourselves to gain admiration of brothers and sisters and gain commendation from the leaders. In addition, sometimes we help and support brothers and sisters from the outside when see they are not in good conditions. However, our intention is winning a good reputation instead of bringing them before God to know His will. We cannot bring all we do before God and accept God’s observation, so how can we be praised by God? This reminds me of the Pharisees in the Age of Grace. Although they worked hard, sacrificed and expended for God all their life, yet they did it not for satisfying God but for gaining others’ admiration, and for their status and livelihood. Therefore, even if they suffered much pain, they would not be praised by God. In God’s eyes, all they did had nothing to do with God. As believers in God, not only did they not gain God’s praise, but they were called evildoers by Him. Just as the Lord Jesus once said, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast…

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