Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

How Do You Value Your Personal Relationship with God, the Creator of the Universe?

July 19, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: : Take a moment and reflect on all the personal relationships in your life, including family, business and social relationships – include both deep and superficial. After your reflection, how does Knowing God, the Creator of the Universe, fit within this mosaic of your personal relationships? Knowing God and having that personal relationship with Him is summarized in John 17:3: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.". This personal relationship with God, and knowing Him in our lives, renders everything else in our lives insignificant. Consider what the importance of Jesus’ interchange with the Apostle Peter, in Matthew 16:13-18, exemplifies: “he {Jesus}asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’”. Also consider Jesus role in Creation as the Apostille John tells us in John 1:1-3: “The beginning was the Word {Jesus}, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He {Jesus}was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.".

You are known by God, but do you know Him? Do you have a personal relationship with God through your prayer life and faith? How does your relationship with God fit within the set of all your personal relationships?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Resentment. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Compassion. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

                       

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Prayer for America”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO – The Promise of Belief” (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA),  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): ): John 17:2-3; Philippians 3:7-10; Matthew 16:13-20; Psalms 27:1-14.