The other day while listening to the radio, I overheard someone say God loves you where you are, but is excited about where you are going. Isn’t that a great thought? To know that God loves us no matter what and that He expects so much from us.
It shows His faith in us.
He doesn’t want us to stand still. We should always be moving and growing. We should change with each day of our journey with Jesus. 2 Peter 3:18 tells us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever!”
God wants to use us in His plans. He can’t do that if we stand still. We must constantly be growing in our knowledge and in our pursuit to become a better person. A better Christian. It’s not only what our Father expects of us, but what we should expect of ourselves.
Our relationship with Jesus should be stronger each day. In order for this to happen, we must do certain things. Here are three to get you started:
- Read the Bible. This is the best way to get to know God. This is our guidebook, as Christians, and should be used daily.
- We need to hang with other Christians. Join a small group at church or form your own. This is very important because too many times others try to turn us from Jesus. Having strong Christian friends will keep you from being pulled apart.
- Have patience with yourself. Too many times we expect to become sin free when we become a Christian. That doesn’t happen. In fact, we will always sin, that’s human nature. We, however, should strive to do better. So don’t beat yourself up if you mess up. God is a forgiving God, and he will forgive you if you are sincere when you ask.
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness. – Sherri Shepherd
We must grow spiritually each day with Jesus if we want to become more Christlike. That is our goals as Christians. While we will never obtain perfection, we can still be a glowing example of Jesus Christ by being kind to others, giving of our time to help others, and by praying for others.
The more time you spend with God, the more you will grow in your faith. It’s like anything else. It takes practice. And in order to get knowledgeable, you have to continue to learn. So open your Bible daily, get together with other Christians, and get ready to see just how far this walk with Jesus will take you. And remember, God’s faith in us is just as strong as our faith should be in Him.
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