A Personal Relationship With Jesus
This concept of having a personal relationship with Jesus sometimes sounds too “Protestant” to some Catholics. That simply isn't true, it is as. God loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him. God loves us Jesus Christ came to do what we could not do for ourselves. “For God so. He was saying that all our righteousness is as filthy rags unto the Lord, unless we ask Him for forgiveness and come to a personal relationship with Him. “It's just.
What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God?
If you have been indifferent, take a risk: This relationship is prayer. Here is a sampling from various sources through the many years of the Church: Pour your hearts out before him Ps Dont give in to those who are asking you, Where is your God? My tears, the Psalmist says elsewhere, have become my bread day and night while they say to me everyday: And what does the Psalmist say there? These things I considered, and I poured out my soul above me Ps I remembered what I hear, Where is your God?
Seeking my God, I poured out my soul above me so that I might reach him; I didnt remain in myself. Hope in him, all you assembly of the people. Pour your hearts out before him, praying, confessing, hoping.
Dont restrain your hearts inside your hearts: Pour out your hearts before him. What you pour out is not lost.
How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus?
For he is my protector. Cast your care upon the Lord Ps Pour out your hearts before him, God our helper. I felt I had found what I was looking for. But, wanting to know, O my God, what You would do to the very little one who answered Your call, I continued my search and this is what I discovered: Never did words more tender and more melodious come to give joy to my soul.
The elevator which must raise me to heaven is Your arms, O Jesus! And for this I had no need to grow up, but rather I had to remain little and become this more and more. Or working on our personal relationship with him. Or desiring that relationship to grow, to deepen, to become more intimate.
My relationship with Jesus
Christianity is not about a personal relationship with Jesus. The phrase is never found in the Bible.
And the whole biblical witness runs contrary to it. Our life with Christ is communal, not personal or private or individual. When the Scriptures speak of believers, they are part of a community, a fellowship of other believers. Christianity is about a church relationship with Jesus. I know this runs contrary to what many modern believers think. In an age when we are more isolated than ever, when our worlds often shrink to the size of a phone screen, talk of community sounds like a radical departure from the norm.
- How To Have a Personal Relationship With Jesus
But the norm of the Christian faith is not isolated believers, little islands of spirituality, but a continent of Christians banded together by the Spirit. We are baptized into one body, the body of Jesus. Our so-called personal relationship with Jesus is indeed with his person—his body of which all other believers are a part. Even when we pray, we pray communally.
We pray in Jesus, through the Spirit, to the Father, in a vast concert with all other believers.
Me-and-Jesus prayers are impossible. When we read the Bible, we read communally. The Bible you read—the book itself—is a communal product. Translated, printed, bound, and sold not by us personally but by others.
We read, often unconsciously, with the voices of preachers, teachers, and parents from over the years guiding our knowledge, assumptions, and beliefs. And, ideally, we read the Scriptures with others. In groups, in classes, with an eye to the wisdom of the past and the voices of brothers and sisters studying it with us.