the purpose of the cross
Your relationship with God is the most important thing to Him. Throughout the Bible, you see God’s relentless pursuit to love and restore humanity back to himself. Think about it… Relationship with you is the whole purpose of the cross!
When I take a step back, I realize that God didn’t have to step into our lives. He didn’t have to help us. He didn’t have to pay the penalty for our own sin. Yet He did. He did because He loves us. He did because He is a Father who purely desires connection with His kids. It’s put this way in 1 John 3, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
you get to choose him
Relationship with God functions like every other relationship—it takes effort and time. Think about you and your best friend. You share memories. You have history. You have gone through hardships together. You enjoy each other. You communicate and spend time together. All of this happens because you have chosen one another. Honestly, this is exactly like relationship with God. He has chosen you, and you now get to choose Him. He’s the best choice you can make.
Sometimes putting in effort to be close with God is difficult, but He’s worth it. He is the author of life, and when you are in relationship with the giver of life, you actually begin to truly live. He says that the fullness of joy is in His presence and eternal pleasure at His right hand. He gives abundantly to those in relationship with Him. He gives so many reasons to want to be close to Him, yet the greatest reason is Himself. He is the most faithful friend, the most generous person, the most loving Father.
This week on the blog, we are focusing on our relationship with God, and I pray that you join me in choosing to give Him our time, attention, and effort. I’m really excited!!!!