One’s relationship with God is truly crucial and yet many people tragically neglect the whole subject. On Saturday 23 July this was discussed on a day conference at Mukhanyo.
Dr Arthur Miskin gave teaching on “Entering in a personal relationship with God”. He used Matthew 5:3-6 to explain this. The easily misunderstood expression “poor in spirit” means knowing that we are spiritually poor and have absolutely nothing to offer to God for our salvation. The reference to “those who mourn” points to the need to mourn over one’s sins and repent of them. Bypassing these, one simply cannot enter God’s Kingdom.
Dr Japie Malan spoke on “Building your relationship with God”. Using the example of an athlete, he exhorted us to take our relationship with God very seriously. We should exert ourselves and persevere in our Christian walk. The importance of discipline was also explained – especially as far as Bible Study is concerned. He showed pictures of an athlete running a race and a snail crossing a path and encouraged us not be slow or lazy in our Christian walk!
Between the meetings and over lunch there didn’t seem to be enough time for discussion and fellowship. One lady testified that she thought she wouldn’t come as she didn’t have the funds needed. However, early in the morning a friend phoned her saying that she should get ready as she would supply the necessary funds. This lady testified that the conference was a great blessing to her.