Saturday, December 28, 2013

Make time to build the relationship...

It takes time to really build a friendship, doesn't it?  Doesn't it take time to realize whether you truly have anything in common with a person?  Well, the same is true of our relationship with Jesus.

It seems obvious yet, at times we don't make the time.  We look at others and desire the relationship they have with Jesus and the things they share, but think why don't I have that…well it is a choice that each of us must make for ourselves.  I can't make it for you and you can't make it for me.  We must do it for ourselves.  We desire to know Jesus more, so we will make the choice to spend more time in His word getting to know Him and receive His paths for our journey.

When you go on a trip, do you print off directions from map quest or something?  Do you follow the gps?  Well, then why wouldn't we pick up the roadmap for our life?  God's Word is such a map to study and learn all the time growing to know God is a whole new way.  We realize just like Jonah did exactly who God truly is…look at Jonah 4 be reminded of who God is…Jonah knew who God is and was and He knew God would save these people that Jonah didn't think were worthy.  Let's look at the words Jonah shared about who He knew God was…I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.  Do you want to know who God is?  Well spend the time building relationship with Him.  Don't these words offer encouragement for this journey?  Doesn't it comfort you to know that God is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love?  It does me!  It provides hope for every step I take on this trip of life…let God's word encourage you.

It's almost a new year.  Time to make new choices, new desires, and to pick perhaps a new path…begin by picking up the best roadmap for this trip called life…The Bible.

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Jonah's words are very comforting!