Friday, October 14, 2016
Preparation Steps For Eternity, Relationship With God
In review of John 1:12 it says, “To all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them”
To those who receive and trust him, he gives the right to become his children.
What this means to me:
When I believed and accepted him, he gave me the right to become his child. All I needed to do was to trust him to save me.
Today's passage comes from the first chapter in the book of John. John explains that the one who is the true light, came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. Reborn, not with a physical birth, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
If this life is preparation for eternity, how can I use my life here on earth to prepare?
First, I continue to get to know Jesus Christ. Today’s verse reminds me that, “To all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them” (John 1:12b TLB). This verse tells me that not everybody’s a child of God, it’s only those who receive him into their lives. God wants me to continue to establish a relationship with him by trusting in him.
I can establish a relationship with God the same way I would establish any relationship. Spending time, showing I’m invested in getting to know him, and making time for him. It’s very difficult to have a relationship with somebody I would never spend any time with.
This means that I continue to schedule time for him. In fact, making him the first and most important part of my day through a daily quiet time. Getting alone with, worshiping and learning from him. I spend regular, significant time with him.
The second thing is prayer/talk. I need to continue to be intentional about my prayer life. Whatever it is I need to do to increase my conversation with God, do it! So far I have never regretting investing my time, energy, and life in getting to know God.
Today I will consider what evidence does my life display that indicates that my relationship with God is the most important in my life.
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