Everyone of us needs someone to talk you, to listen, to share everything with and to comfort us when the world seems heavy. We all have different relationships with people on earth and we value them. We also need to value and honour our relationship with the Lord. Jesus Christ constantly welcome us to open up our hearts and let him in. To let him in is one thing and to have a stable and intimate relationship with him is another. These are my insights on what is intimate relationship with my saviour, Jesus Christ. Hope this post makes you reflect on your relationship with him.
“What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight, what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.”
When we are talking to someone we care about, we give him/her our undivided attention. We listen carefully and react accordingly. Whenever you embrace the presence of Jesus Christ in your life, you develop your own special way of interacting with him.
When it comes to having a stable and strong relationship, uniqueness comes in the picture. Nowadays it is very hard to cope with uniqueness, everyone wants to copy what another person is doing. This makes us forget that each of us are different. We come from different backgrounds, we have different cultures and we react differently. The way you interact with your saviour needs to be special in your own way, It needs to be the best way that helps you strengthen your intimate relationship with him and makes you listen more to what he has to say.
Each of us has a potential and a talent, use it to serve the lord. Always remember that what you are doing is to please and praise God, not human beings. It is very difficult to please everyone. There will be people who will appreciate you for your work and those who will undermine what you are doing. Do not concentrate a lot on what others think on your relationship with your saviour, seek to foster and strengthen your relationship with God on your own. This does not mean that you can not get insights and advises from your friends, colleagues or family, but the decision on how your intimate relationship with God needs to be, comes from you alone. It comes from within after reflection and a lot of prayers.
Matthew 10: 28
“ Do not afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Words that we listen to have such a huge power in our lives. We need to be very careful on what we assimilate in our minds and hearts. Words can be poisonous and toxic!
When we get close to our saviour through the word of God ,through prayers and alone reflection time with God, we get the protection from the lord from what can destroy our Soul and eventually our bodies. The only cure to loneliness, despair, sin , addiction, anxiety and fragility is letting God take control in our lives. When your intimate relationship with God is strong, you get to differentiate good from bad, right from wrong and earthly happiness from eternal happiness.
“ Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside the care of your Father.”
Whenever you are constantly with God, you will not fear the mountains ahead of you and you will not be anxious about the future. The way you spend time with your saviour is personal and it is not always necessary that everyone knows about it. I always reflect on the question that many people ask a lot nowadays:” why did you not go to church today?” I have accounted this question many times in my life, I have always asked myself why people ask this question so much. I have tried to figure out why, and I have come to these conclusions… Either those who ask you are curious, they care or they just want to know where you are with your saviour. All of those conclusions are true or not, it is subjective. No one needs to understand well your relationship with your saviour than You, you alone. If you have not gone to church one day, that has nothing to do with your relationship with God. It is one fellowship service you missed, not your relationship with the lord that is jeopardized.
Let us seek to value our relationship with our saviour, not for everyone to see, but for us to have a better, happy and fulfilled life. As far as I can tell, there is no other amazing and wonderful relationship than the one you can have with Jesus Christ. Nevertheless every relationship needs nurturing, attention and time. May the Lord grant each and everyone the will to recognize that the relationship we have with him needs to be powerful. Let us prioritize the time we spend with our saviour, as he never let us down. He is always with us, during bad and good times.