Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Relationship With Jesus

It Is Written, Ephesians 2:13, but now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Many new Christians are all excited when they realize that they are saved by the blood of Jesus.  The Bible boggles their minds with the blessings available to God's people.
Most of us go from excitement about what we read or hear, to varying degrees of disappointment when we see that while the Bible is true,  it is not a book of magic.
Sometimes we get the idea that if we work hard by being good, God will reward us.  Some religions still teach that.  The facts are these.  As we strive to know God from His Word, our relationship with Him grows.  As we follow what the Word says, our faith grows.
Because of our relationship and faith, the Holy Spirit talks to our hearts. When we pay attention to what our hearts hear, and act on it, we are following God's plan for us.  We don't have to worry about what to do next.  The Holy Spirit will lead us one step at a time.  If we follow His lead, regardless of where it takes us, we are honoring God, and worshiping Him by following His Word.
As all of this is going on, you will eventually realize the blessings and favor God is showering  on you.  Your prayers are answered, sometimes before you even think of them.  As we honor God with faith, He honors us with His best.
It is true that there is a large percentage of saved people who do not put a lot of effort into knowing God.  Even though they are that way, God still loves them, and they are still saved.  Unfortunately for them, they never really find out how great God is, and what they are missing out on.  Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord