"Closer To Jesus Every Day"

September 18, 2023 | By Chuck

  Think about the relationships you enjoy. Your spouse, parents, kids, grandchildren, siblings, and friends. These are people you keep in touch with if not daily, at least on a regular basis. These people are so important to your life that you actively strive to improve and deepen your relationship with them. You want to grow closer to your spouse, so you do certain things that will improve and strengthen your relationship. We do what is necessary to grow closer to the people we love most.

            Christians should have the same mentality when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. Every single day Christians should actively do the things that will draw us closer to Jesus. A strong relationship with Jesus is not just fostered on Sundays and Wednesdays. Close relationships require consistent time and effort, and it is no different for our relationship with Jesus. I know you are busy; I know that because we are all busy. The truth is, I always make time to do the things that are important to me. Don’t you?

            Last Wednesday night in Bible Class, T. J. shared a great quote from C. S. Lewis that basically said everything we do either draws us closer to God or closer to Satan. That hit me right in the heart. Am I doing things every day that will draw me closer to Jesus? I don’t want to simply know about Jesus or know Him like some celebrity on television. I truly want to know Jesus and grow closer to Him every day. I can’t help but believe that when we strive every day to grow closer to Jesus, our attitude and outlook on life are better even when life is hard. Know Jesus and seek to grow closer to Him every day.

            “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)