People often ask, “How is it God can have a relationship with some and not with others?” Or, “How can He care about some and not others?” The answers are relatively simple, for just like you He interacts with those who interact with Him. As creator, God has an innate relationship with all of creation but He has given mankind a special opportunity to connect with Him spiritually.
Think of it like your own address book. There are people you have a special bond and personal contact with, then there are those you interact with on a regular basis, others more infrequently and finally the rest, with whom you have no interactions. It’s the same for God.
God has neither contact nor relationships with those who refuse, deny or are uninterested in His existence and presence. Does this diminish His love or interest in their well-being? By no means. He remains available and ready to embrace all with open, loving arms of acceptance and protection whenever and wherever one may be in life.
These are followed by multitudes who turn away from Him in disgust, ignorance or rebellion. Including vast numbers who by choice, tradition or inclination invest their faith elsewhere. Next, He has little contact with those who may plead with Him incessantly for assistance on occasion but quickly move on. That is, those plagued by ‘trouble or turmoil’ who subsequently turn to Him for momentary relief and abandon Him just as quickly. Out of unconditional love He may or may not respond. For as much as one may want or desire, it’s actually best in the long run to resist helping those trying to force ‘a round peg into a square hole’.
Next are those who have heard, studied or perhaps been exposed to God’s Word but have decided they neither want nor need Him in their lives. These are often labeled, ‘the fallen away’. They’ve heard God’s words but refuse His Spirit, preferring to rely on the ‘little god’ of self living within.
Then comes believers who acknowledge and claim trust, faith and invitation. This group would include vast numbers who profess a personal relationship with God’s Trinity. Friends and acquaintances with regular holiday and/or special occasion contact. These people recognize and realize that fundamental contact can have and produce blessings and rewards on many levels. A fullness of this relationship with God’s Trinity gives both hope and courage for here and hereafter.
Finally there are those who accept and consider themselves to be part of God’s family. Those who have an unbreakable spiritual connection strengthened by blood. The blood of Christ. Those, who through thick and thin, through trouble and tumult, through long and short, rely on each other as family. Do they have bumps in the road? Sometimes, but unconditional love and acceptance are the cornerstones of this relationship. Unconditional love that comes from and through God’s living spirit, represented by Christ’s presence in both heart and soul blessed by God himself.
You can see how the total growing number of earth’s inhabitants may in fact be reduced quite substantially to a manageable number who truly desire and pursue a personal daily relationship with God. It’s not like He doesn’t have time or ability for He is God to and for those who believe in Him.
If you wish to have a spiritual relationship with God; Father and Son, through His Spirit, simply ask and then respond. Although you’ll be doing the leg work, He will do all the heavy lifting.
All the best,
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