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A thought to consider for today.

It is impossible to please God without faith. He rewards all who seek Him. A spiritual awakening occurs when God gives us a greater revelation of who He is.
 
As Christians, many of us are waiting for our own mountaintop experience that takes us further into a life in Jesus. This is represented in Luke chapter 9:28-36. About 8 days after Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ, we are told of the transfiguration of Jesus. Jesus takes his disciples, Peter, John and James up on a mountain to pray. At this prayer meeting, Jesus face changed (glowed?), His clothes became white and gleaming, Moses and Elijah appearing in glory begin talking with Jesus. God, the Father, affirms His Son.
 
This seems to be the kind of experience all of us are wanting in our life, validating our sonship, that we belong to God and He belongs to us. If we know brothers and sisters in Christ that have had this kind of personal encounter and revelation of God it is obvious to us that they are no longer who they were. Since God is no respecter of persons, how can we position ourself to experience God in such a personal way?
 
In the books of Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Psalms and throughout the New Testament we are encouraged that if we seek God with our whole heart, God will reveal himself to us. In the Gospels, Jesus is constantly revealing more of Himself, who He is, to His disciples in His three year ministry. Before he is crucified, Jesus lets His disciples know that from now on they are no longer servants, they are friends of God.
 
The key to having this experience in our life revolves around the intimacy of our relationship with God. In all healthy relationships there are three things in common. They are personal contact (communication), truth and unconditional acceptance or godly love. When we have these three things in any relationship, everything changes.
 
We pursue personal contact with our God through prayer, our divine connection. Jesus has removed all barriers to God from us. Our God no longer holds any of our sins/transgressions against us. Our account has been paid in full and the accuser has no sin to accuse us of. We are invited to come as we are into the throne room of God and enjoy being in His presence.

Father God, today we come to You, just as we are without pretense, shame or guilt. Help us to let go, completely, of all we are holding onto in our heart, our mind, our attitudes and our self-centered desires; all that does not reflect You. Let us fall with complete abandon in to You this day. Refresh our hearts, renew our thinking, empower and enable us to accept who we truly are in You. Thank You, Jesus for this prayer to be a reality for all of us, our truth for life.  Amen

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