What a Relationship with God Really Looks Like

Often times we can tend to think that a godly person always has it all together – never has to cry out to God, always hears God’s voice, and always feels close to God.  Based on the Psalms this is just not true.  This summer our Sunday morning messages have been geared around the Book of Psalms. Through faith in Christ you can have a relationship with God, yet we all through different seasons in our relationship with God. We’ve had a great time learning what a relationship with God really looks like. Based on the Psalms here are a few aspects of a relationship with God:

  • You regularly feed yourself the Word of God. – Ps 1
  • You will feel like God has forgotten you. (Note: He hasn’t.) – Ps 13:1
  • You find contentment when close to Him. – Ps 23:1
  • You delight yourself in Him…even when you don’t feel like it. – Ps 37:4
  • Even when you’re close to God you may get spiritually depressed. – Ps 42:5
  • You quiet yourself before God on a regular basis. – Ps 46:10
  • You confess your sins to Him and He cleanses your heart. – Ps. 51:10
  • You tell God your “ugly thoughts,” including the resentful feelings you have towards others. – Ps 109
  • You realize more and more your life is about God, not you. – Ps. 115:1
  • You come to love the Word of God and see your need for it. – Ps 119
  • A lot of waiting on God is involved. – Ps 130

Sounds pretty real doesn’t it?  Are these true of your walk with God? These are just a few aspects of a relationship with God the Book of Psalms addresses.  Dig into the Psalms and discover more.  This Sunday we’ll continue with Psalm 130 about waiting on God and needing His forgiveness and mercy.

By His Grace,



I’m excited about our summer sermon series looking at select Psalms. Each Sunday this summer we’ll look at a different Psalm, which means each Sunday we’ll be talking about a different topic. Psalms shows us how to communicate with God.  Having the Word of God in our hearts and minds creates in us a love for God and people.  We see this in Psalms 1:

[1] Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; [2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. [3] He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3 ESV)

How do we talk to God when we’re going through suffering? How do we communicate with Him when He is silent? How do we get God’s Word in our lives, so it changes us? All of these questions and more we’ll look at each Sunday this summer. Join us and invite your friends Sundays, 11am, at Hyatt Place Hotel.

By His Grace,




SUNDAY, MAY 31, 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel – Larry’s Last Message to Capital City Grace

How many of you have been touched by Larry’s teaching over the years at Cap City?  I know many of you have.  I believe people who have been faithfully teaching the Word like Larry should be honored.  This Sunday (May 31st) he’s going to be teaching his last message to Capital City Grace as their move to Portland approaches.  I hope you’ll be there this Sunday at 11am to hear Larry’s message.  Come with your heart open to what God wants to speak to you through Larry’s teaching.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, HONORING THE TOTZKE’S during our Worship Service

As many of you know Larry and Sylvia will be moving to Portland, Oregon in June. We want to celebrate their faithfulness to the ministry of Capital City Grace and the lives they’ve touched during their 30 plus years in Columbus. We hope you’ll make it to this special worship service to say goodbye and to celebrate the Totzke’s next chapter in life – 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel.