“Inside the Tent of Meeting, The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend”.
When you have a personal relationship with someone, there are intimate things that go on just between the two of you. It is the hidden treasures that transpire from a beautiful relationship. Like for example, every morning after I take Lexi to school and Jason is on his way to work, he can always expect his phone to ring so I can wish him well for the day. Sometimes when I am late in calling him, he answers the phone with an immediate… “I was wondering if you were going to call”. We laugh and giggle and tell each other jokes for that moment in time before each of us begins our day. Those precious seconds in each day can make the world stop spinning on its axis. It is what I like to call, “my coffee” for the day (since I do not like the real coffee).
Did you know that Jason and I had that little special moment each morning before work? Of course not, because that is what makes our relationship, a personal relationship. It is intimate and personal in its own special way, custom tailored for the two of us.
Unbelievers always squirm with ignorance when I say to them… “No I am not religious, but I do have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ”.
What does that mean exactly? To have a personal relationship with the Creator of EVERYTHING….
I can tell you what it is not; It is not how the religious leaders of Jesus’ time had worshiped. The Pharisees put all their energy into works and laws. Although they followed the law to their best ability, they lived under the sin of condemnation, judgment, and pride. I wonder if they knew what it meant to have a personal relationship with their Creator? Christ “personally” showed them The Way while He walked on earth but did they open their crusty eyes enough to see?
My relationship to Christ is filled with nothing but personal encounters and understandings. Christ has danced through my life like a ballerina on point and left many memorable impressions that I can pick up at any time to reflect, ponder, and dream about. My testimony is filled with little stories like the one I shared about Jason and I.
An example of what makes my relationship personal to Christ, would be… every time that I go out of town I can expect a supernatural message from Him through a random book that He leads me to, in the airport. It has become such an absolute that I do not even question if I will receive a Word from Him or not. He started this several years ago at an airport where I felt the Holy Spirit guiding me to a little store that sold trinkets, gum, magazines and books. The interesting thing is, most of these little shops that I find my treasure in, do not specialize in selling books. So to find a Christian book within a small book selection… is a miracle in itself. I travel the skyways many times a year and there is always a theme that He wants to share with me over the period that I am alone on my trip (with just Him). The theme of His message usually comes from the book that He helps me find hidden and buried in the old airport. I smile as I write this to you because this is special to me. This is “our little thing” that nobody else has. That is what makes our relationship personal.
It is not just something I believe….it is something I KNOW! There is a differance! It is supernatural and He is all mine! Glory to God!
Right from my heart,