ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Formimg a relationship with God

Updated on March 24, 2013


Whenever we come in association with a person, who is immersed into spirituality, we will know that he has formed a special relationship with God. Such an individual will tell that he has formed the relationship with God in the same way as one can have with spouse or other persons. To many it may be unbelievable.

Whenever we are in a grave trouble, we look up to sky and beseech Him to help us out of the situation. This clearly shows that we know that we have a relationship with Him. We all know that God is the creator of the universe and its creatures. So viewing from this perspective, He is our spiritual father and we all have father-child relationship with Him.

The almighty God or the Supreme Soul has no corporeal form. He is an extremely powerful source of energy, the essence of which can be felt by us all around. Though He is formless, we can still form a special relationship with Him like any other relationship in life.

If two persons meet and communicate with each other, gradually a relationship starts developing. In the same way, when we start communication with God, we start developing a relationship with Him. We can communicate with Him by means of prayers, reading scriptures extolling and praising Him, meditation, self-reflection, making requests to Him, asking for forgiveness and requesting to keep us away from temptations.

We can make a wonderful relationship with God in the same way as we do with other persons. We can establish our relationship with Him on the fundaments, on which we make with others.

  • Respect- Without this fundamental requirement, we cannot make a healthy relationship with others. Similarly, we have to respect and revere Him to form a good relationship with Him. We have to like and respect Him even though we have experienced only His essence and existence.
  • Making each other happy- We can make Him happy by following the noble path shown by Him, by inculcating virtues in us and by practicing what He prescribes to lead a good life. When we do this, we make Him happy and in turn He makes us happy. When we are happy, we spread happiness around us. According to the universal law of giving and receiving, if we give happiness to others, it will come back to us manifold.
  • Enjoining time together- We can spend time together by praying, conversing with Him and seeking His guidance for our problems and by meditation. We will find that we make best use of our time which we spend with Him.
  • Showing affection- We will show our affection to Him if we walk on the path shown by Him. He will show His affection by offering His blessings.
  • Commitment- A relationship without a strong sense of commitment doesn’t last longer. We must be committed to follow the teaching taught by Him. If we are committed, He will never betray us.
  • Working through conflicts- Sometimes we find that He is not fulfilling our wish in spite of our full faith in Him. In such times, we have to have patience since He has His own way of working with us. Always have full faith in Him and have patience. If a wish of some one is not realized soon, it means that it is not the time for the wish to be realized.
  • Having realistic expectations- He will never give us something we desire if we don’t deserve it. So we should always make dedicated efforts to get some thing from Him. There is very old saying that God helps those who help themselves.
  • A shared philosophy- He wants us to have positive attitude about family, friends and others. We must have good values and priorities when dealing with them. This will make Him happy.

From time to time, we have to consider these questions in order to evaluate our relationship with Him. To what degree our relationships have each of the above factors? Where can I improve? What other factors are important in our relationship?

“I had struggled so hard and so long that I had simply exhausted myself, only to find that God had all the time in the world to wait for me to allow Him to free me.”

- Michelle McKinney Hammond

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)