Glean inspiration from thoughts and scriptures meant to assist you in elevating your thoughts to a level pleasing to Christ!

Relationship, comes from the root word relate, which means to connect.
As a Christian my relationship (connection) with God is built of three beliefs.
One, God LOVES ME, unconditionally and would never do anything to hurt me.  Two, His Son Jesus took the punishment for ALL of my sins, past, present and future.  Because of Jesus, I can ALWAYS stand before God without any, fear, guilt or threat of God punishing me for anything that I've done wrong.  I'm FOREVER FORGIVEN.  Three, God's Spirit (the Holy Spirit) lives in me to reveal to me God's Word and Empower me to have God's Character (the ability to do what's right at all times). If you claim to be a Christian and don't know or believe these three things about God, you're trying to establish a relationship (connection) with God that doesn't exist.

I've found that in times of crisis, death and bad times many Christians begin to say things about
God, that He never said.  When Christian don't get what they want, when they want it, the LIE and
say, "God May Not Come When You Want Him, But He Will Always Be On Time."  What God really said 
was, " I Will Never Leave You Or Forsake You," and through "Faith and Patience, We Receive The 
Promises of God." Some Christians will explain bad things that happen by saying, "God allows, Permits or Causes bad things to happen for a reason." NOT TRUE!  The bible said, Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking whoever will give him permission to destroy.  God is not in control of the Good or Bad that
happens on this earth, MAN IS! God gave us His POWER, so that we could be in control.

You will never have a right relationship with God until you understand,
it's not about how much you love God,
it's recognizing how much He Loves Us. 
It's not about how many things you have done wrong,
it recognizing that all of the things you've done wrong have been forgiven.
It's not about how good we are,

it's recognizing how good God has been to us.

Pastor J, doesn't the bible say, "God Helps Those That Help Themselves?"
NO!  Benjamin Franklin said that. Jesus said, John 15:5 I am the vine, (the source of a Godly life) you are the branches.  He that abides in me and I in him, you can bring forth much fruit. for without me YOU CAN DO NOTHING!
Jesus said, John 14:6 I am (the only) way, the truth and the life, NO ONE can get to God, unless they go though me.  God can only help those who realize,
THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES.  James 4:6....God resist (holds back) from the proud (those who have an exaggerated opinion of themselves) but gives grace, (favor and blessings) to the humble (those that realize they can't do anything without God's Help.  If you believe "God Helps Those That Help Themselves" tell that to a "Newborn Baby!"  God will NEVER create a life for you, that will make Him, unnecessary.

Traditionalist born between 1925-1945, Baby Boomers born between 1946-1964,
Generation X born between 1965-1980, Millennials born between 1981-2006.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and for ever. 
Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good, his mercy (not giving you the punishment 
you deserve) is everlasting and his truth (John 15:5 without him you can do
nothing) endures to all generations.  Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X,
and Millennials "ALL NEED GOD!"