• Michael Haldas

Faith as Relationship

“I prefer to see the world as a gift from God, with amazing opportunities and possibilities. I see the world as the means by which we develop our relationships with God and each other. This world is a place to discover and delight in God and all that He creates for us.” (Bishop John)

“In order to walk with integrity, we must focus on Christ within us, who unifies our life at home, at work, at church, and in all our associations. Truly, an integrated person is at one with himself because of his relationship with Christ our God…Our inner life, our relation to self and God, inevitably manifests itself to others. This applies both to those who walk in the way of Christ and to those who turn away from Him.” (Dynamis 3/12/2015)

“If Christianity is dull and boring, if it is a burden and not a blessing, then most likely we are involved in a project, not a Person—a system not a Savior, rules rather than a relationship... Our Christian faith is not so much about doing as it is about being—being in a relationship. And this must precede anything we try to do or it will prove to be little more than pretense." (Joseph Stowell, Monte Swan)

“…a living relationship with God depends on right relationships with others…Our growing relationship with God will result in growing relationships with others…True Christian faith results in loving behavior...” (Life Application Study Bible, 1 Peter 3:7, 1 John 2:7-8, 3-6)

“…faith assumes an active, day-to-day relationship with God as the absolute pre-condition for Christian life… Faith is not merely “confessional,” but relational…Christianity is not merely a religion; it is a relationship with a Person...Through Christ, people can have a personal relationship with God…” (Dynamis 1/31/2015, Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou, Henry Blackaby, Life Application Study Bible, Genesis 12:1-3)

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