Thursday, June 01, 2006

Our Relationship with God

I'm working on a project where I have to discuss the Christian's relationship with God. To do this, I've been thinking about John 17 where Jesus asks God to make His followers one with Him even as they (the Father and Son) are one. From this, then, if we are to be one with God just as Christ is one with God we should find some ways to model Christ's relationship with the Father. Make sense?

Here's what I've come up with so far in their relationship...
Jesus was --
-- Obedient and Submissive to the Will of God (Matt. 4:1)
-- Constant in Prayer (and Fasting) (Matt. 4:2)
-- Well Learned in Scripture (Matt. 4:4)
-- Aligned in the Understanding of Real Treasures (Matt. 6:19-21)
-- Concerned with Glorifying God (John 17:1)
-- Consistent with Serving Others (Matt. 20:28)
-- Passionate about the Salvation of People (Matt. 23:37-39)
-- Generous to People, Even His Enemies (Matt. 5:38-42)

That's my quick list. Think through these and compare your life to them.

Then, leave a comment and add to this list if you like.

1 comment:

David L. said...

Brandon - Glad you're still there. I missed reading your comments. - David Logsdon, Louisville, KY