Do we have the permission to look at God in a personal way?
Let’s look at what personal means when it opens an insight into the divinity of God in lieu of a human aspect of his presence. Humanly, we can relate with God since his only Son took on humanity through the Incarnation. Two natures in one person reaching out to humanity by understanding the creature he created. So, in that sense we do have permission to seek a personal relationship with God which became real when Jesus as divine took on our persona.
Reading throughout the bible we saw that God told David from his loins God would place an heir to sit on his throne; “And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. It is he who shall build a house for my name. And I will make his royal throne firm forever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.” (2 Sm 7: 12 - 14).
Already, we have a genealogy beginning with David, although it goes many generations prior to David. But, the role given to Jesus will be his human ancestry that will culminate with a Virgin birth and he who is God will become what he was predicted to be through many prophecies.
Therefore, when we speak of our human connection as well as a spiritual occurrence with Christ, it is not hyper-bole or some manner of a hidden fact, it is a reality that through his Incarnation and public ministry we have been chosen to parallel this very essence as he went ahead of us to set a direction for us to emulate.
No longer will it be sacrilegious to act as if reaching God through a very human manner to listen and speak with him who came for us and wants to reach deep in our soul regarding the very element of allowing a dialogue between both of us.
Yes! We do have the permission to look at God in a personal manner, speaking through a deep and very intimate language that only the two of us can understand and come to a conclusive reality that we secretly spoke of.
Never become intimidated as to which divine person we are speaking with. I wrote an article asking which person of the Trinity we should pray to. When we pray to God, it is the Holy Trinity since the Father and Son are one, and their Holy Spirit is the love they have for each other. You may address your prayer to any one of three, but it is the Trinity who hears and acts upon your request, thanks, and warmth of each word.
God is so perfect that his creation of humanity is the one priority of this Omnipotence. He is not a creator of everything without his most prized creature as his deep concern for you and me. The world and all we see and have taken on a stewardship of all its environs is ours to rule, as in Genesis, and between God and us there is a relationship that even the angels have no governing part of. They’re ever present to guard us, but everything was created for you and me. Reach out to God and speak as in a marriage as Christ said he was preparing for his Father.
Ralph B. Hathaway