How do we relate to the Lord? What is a relationship with the Lord? God wants a relationship with us more than we want one with Him. Show Notes: • It is talking to Him, a relating to Him, communicating and sharing before the Lord. • The Lord may not answer right away. • You have to start and stay with it. • He will not be real to you if you cannot be real to God. • God wants to impart to you an honesty and integrity. • Ask and keep asking, knock and keep knocking, because He will intentionally act like He does not hear you. • Continue until He responds to you. • He wants a relationship also. • He wants us to be with Him. References: Matthew 7:7 7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Exodus 33:15 15 Then he said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. Joshua 4:22 22 then you shall inform your children, saying, ‘Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.' Deuteronomy 6:5 5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Numbers 13:31 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us." Joshua 1:6, 7 6 "Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.vi 7 "Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. Joshua 5:13, 14 13 Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and 14 He said, "No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, "What has my lord to say to his servant?" Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" 1 Chronicles 29:13, 14 13 "Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. 14 "But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You. Matthew 7:21 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. John 14:23 23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. Quotes: It is the simple things, just open up, say Lord I'm talking to you. He wants you to talk to him as your Father, as your Friend. God, I really want this and I'm going to pester you till I get it. Relationships work together, you can't have a relationship with just one person. It is time for His creation to return to Him. He wants His people, His creation. We are talking about a relationship with the Lord, there is nothing more exciting. Take away: When you have a touch from the Lord , can you honestly say that there is nothing that compares to that touch.