I remember when my husband and I made our relationship public, letting our families, friends and spiritual authorities know about us. We had gotten to a very personal level that we could not keep it private anymore. I was so happy to finally let people know what we share and share our joy. This is one relationship that I value, but it will never compare to my relationship with God. It will never compare with salvation.
Salvation to me is the best relationship one can ever have. I cannot compare it to any other relationship a human being can have. One, it is upon me to decide how intimate the relationship can get, God is already committed eternally. I am assured of forgiveness no matter what, I can share all my thoughts without being judged and forsaken. God has great thoughts about me and wants the best for me. For me, that’s how personal it can get.
As personal as this is, God is calling on us to make noise about our relationship with Him. Everyone is invited to a personal relationship, and allowed to tell people about it. We are called to go to the ends of the earth talking about the benefits we are experiencing as children of God. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,…” (John 1:12) For us to have the courage, grace and wisdom to make our relationship with God public, we need to make it personal.
Our faith is personal, our parents cannot get saved on our behalf. But it should not be private. Are you working on your personal relationship with God? Are you working out your own salvation with fear and trembling? (Philippians 2:12-13) Are you enjoying the benefits of being a child of God? If so, are you telling all creatures about Him? Remember this perfect relationship we have with God is personal and public. The more personal you get, the more public you will make it.