God has went to great lengths to be in relationship with us. Throughout all of scripture God shows his love for us, even or perhaps especially when we sin. From Genesis through the New Testament, scripture tells us of God's great amazing love. It's not about rules, however expectations and parameters are part of any relationship. God also tells us what His expectations are and we can also be confident in his faithfulness to us. Rules which come from a relationship built on love will naturally yield to meeting expectations.
- How might you have answered some of the questions Jesus asked His disciples? What do you seek? Who do you say I am? and Do you believe?
- What are some of our expectations of God? What are some of His expectations for us?
"May we continue to fall in love with Jesus. May we continue to grow in the knowledge of who He is. Lord, help us to invite you into every part of our lives, to be the most important relationship with have."
If you want a relationship with Jesus today, you can have it. It's as simple as ABC...Accept that you are a sinner and are in need of Jesus as a savior. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and through his sacrifice on the cross you can have a relationship with God. And Confess with your mouth your faith in Him.
Give practical ways to grow in relationship with Jesus.