Relationship with God
Ligon Duncan has a wonderful comment on this, “I have no idea what it is like to live with a heart that is wholly given over to my God. I have not. That is, we were predestined to become like Christ. There will never be any explanation for our presence in heaven . We can say then that the essence of our relationship to God in heaven will be fellowship, communion. And Finally how do you make a relationship with Jesus and God stronger? As there are many components to your question, my answer will have to be brief, so I encourage you to read the Bible In one sense our relationship with God with as strong as it will ever be, as strong as it will be in heaven. Similar questions.
When Jesus tells his disciples about the Holy Spirit, he said,"When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contratry to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other.
The opposite of that is following your sinful nature, and disobeying God. Gifts of the spirit, on the other hand, refer to abilities that are given by God to Christians in order that they can serve other people. In 1 Corinthians The entire chapters of 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, however, teach us that no two people are the same and we all have our different gifts and functions given by God in order to serve others, and that gifts are not there for our own gratification.
In one sense our relationship with God with as strong as it will ever be, as strong as it will be in heaven.
This is because God is committed to it. Its a great comfort and joy!!
So your real question is about how you can become a stronger Christian and not give into sin. Firstly, we have to relate with God in the right way. God tells us that the only way we can come to him is through Jesus.
What Will Our Relationship with God Be like in Heaven? - Resources - Eternal Perspective Ministries
Jesus says"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Secondly, we can relate better to God by acknowledging and obeying Him as God, not going about life in our own way. So to recognize our loved ones and to have relationships with them would not be reasonable, right? He was even against the creation of statues or images of God of which the Catholic church had manybelieving that they led to idolatry see here.
I believe it will be the same in Heaven. Just as when I go to my local church to join in fellowship with other believers my focus shifts to God, my relationships in Heaven will help me shift my focus to God.
Heaven: What Will Our Relationships Be Like? | What He Is Teaching Me
And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.
This was a part of the hope they had in Christ. As I wrote about in a previous postwe will maintain our identities in Heaven. And people were also able to recognize Jesus after His resurrection — Peter, John and others recognized Him when He cooked breakfast for them on the shore of the sea of Galilee see John At the transfiguration of Jesus, Peter, James, and John seemed to recognize Moses and Elijah when they appeared, even though they had never seen them face-to-face see Mark 9.
One final topic to discuss in this area is that of marriage and families.