A New Relationship
| To be a Christian
means you have a new relationship with God. "The Spirit himself
beareth witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if
children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together" (Romans
8:16, 17). "Wherefore come ye out from among them and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters saith
the Lord" (Second Corinthians 6:17, 18).
In this new relationship there are the spiritual blessings. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3). It means you have fellowship with God and are one of His companions. "I will in no wise fail thee neither will I in any wise forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5). It means you have the privilege of prayer to the Father as a child. "Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you" (James 4:8). You are now under His watchful care. "Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you" )First Peter 5:7).
This new relationship involves many more things. What is your relationship to God.