Sunday, July 9, 2017
TREM’s Daily 9 July 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo
Topic: God Is Hungry For A Relationship [Sunday July 9, 2017]
“for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11
In Genesis chapter one, God created the sun and the moon. He separated the night from the day. He made the waters, the firmament, the oceans and the seas. He puts everything in place. The mineral kingdom, the vegetation kingdom and the animal kingdom. And in verse 26 God says, “… Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” In chapter 2:18, “….the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.”
Those two scriptures tell us how God views relationship. First, he established a relationship between himself and man. He said let us make man in our image. In other words, let me make somebody I can relate or identify with. That means that God enjoys relationships. There is something that we give to God through our relationship. We bring pleasure to God such that when he looks at us he shakes his head and say this is the work of my hands. This belongs to me. He enjoys it. That is why whatever you do in life, always think in terms of how it will affect your relationship with God. How will he look at it? Will it add joy to him?
He established right away that he was hungry for relationship. He created all the fishes and animals and did not say let us create them in our image. But he said let us create man in our image so they can be able to have emotions and be able to identify with me. Having created man in his image he turned around and said I am not yet done with man. It is not good for man to be alone. He went ahead and established another level of relationship through marriage because relationships are in levels.
Further Reading: Genesis 1:26-30, 2:18-24
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 38-40; Evening- Acts 16:1-21
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.