How is your spiritual life? Who are you depending on in your walk with Jesus? Is it your pastor? Your Bible study leader? Sunday School teacher? Mom? Dad? Mentor? I sure hope not! Although each of those people can help push you forward YOU are the only one responsible for your Christian growth. If you want a real love relationship with the One and Only, you have to do the work.
Persistence and passion are the key. My awesome husband will tell you he knew I was God’s choice for him the moment he laid eyes on me (at the Defiance County Fair). I, however, had a different plan for my life. I was never getting married since I intended to have a stellar, career as an opera singer. God definitely had other plans for my life. As we talked, over the next hour or so, he passionately, persisted, in his pursuit of a date with me. I said yes and 45 years later, 41 of them married, I do not have a moment’s regret.
The same concept applies to our life with Jesus. He is passionately pursuing us. He wants to be part of who we are. Unless we determine to do all that is necessary there is no relationship. So what does that entail? The same thing we do to build ‘people’ relationships. Spend time with Him.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5
Thy word, have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11