What can you do this week to work on creating a better relationship with the Savior?
I love this devotional speech! Especially the part about structural coupling. Who we spend time with IS who we naturally become like! Are we spending enough time with our Savior?
Ponder these verses on having a personal relationship with Christ:
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
How can the Lord have an individual relationship with each of us? How do we form this relationship with Him?
What will you do this week to better make Christ a part of solving your problems or finding peace as you wait?
I’ve been having technical issues this week but did want to share this great blog post about how we can better overcome life’s obstacles starting in our minds. Enjoy!
Have a beautiful day celebrating the birth of our Lord!
Song: Born on Christmas Day by Brad a Paisley
Song: It’s Christmas Day by Marri Nallos
Over time I’ve found that the most important thing we can do to stay close to our Savior Jesus Christ is to intentionally choose to walk with Him.
We must make an effort each day to connect with Him. We must regularly study His life and His teachings. We must use the sacred powerful gift of prayer to commune with Him. We must choose to remember and honor the covenants we have made with Him. And we have to choose to do these things again and again, day after day. If we do not, we slowly drift away from Him and become lost in the worries of the world.
But if we will choose to do these things we can collect on the promise made in Isaiah 40:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Song: Unto Us by Aaron Shust
Song: Emanuel God With Us by Point of Grace
Christmas and studying the Nativity are such a great annual reminder for me to check my bearings, assess my priorities, and to determine where adjustments need to be made. Then I take the week between Christmas and New Year’s and decide on a focus word I want to use during the upcoming year.
Challenge: What will your focus word be for 2019 to help you more steadily walk with Christ?