Philippians 1:6(NIV) - "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Today my husband and I had a lunch date. While we were out I asked him, “Why is our relationship still fresh to you?” “What makes you still interested?” Now you’re probably thinking why would I ask him that? But his response was not only heartfelt for me, but it was spiritual as well. He looked at me and said, “I look at you every day and see how you have grown. Your growth is what’s amazing to watch.” Now he deserves an award for that one. We continued our lunch and left.
My relationship with my husband has been about both of us transforming as individuals. We transform within our relationship in love for one another, compassion, decision making, etc. The trials and situations that we encounter and the way we respond is the growth.
Well this made me think further about our relationship with Christ. How do we keep our relationship fresh with Christ? Or why is our relationship continuously fresh from God’s perspective? It is those times when we find it hard to show love, God is calling us to love deeper. It’s those times we have to submit to authority, God is calling us to submission. It’s those times when we have to sacrifice our own desires; God is calling us to humility. It is the work of God in our lives when we accept the call to respond to these situations the way Christ would have us. The continuous change in our ability to respond to the world in a Christ like manner, keeps our relationship fresh.
When we continuously connect with God and seek His will to be done in our life, that builds on our relationship with Him. It allows God’s good work in us to always be refreshing. He can show us a greater love or a greater way to submit. We never have to be concerned with God becoming boring or dull over time. He is always working great wonders in our lives.
Like my husband, I choose to see my relationship with God always growing. So I am expecting something new and refreshing from God daily. I will rejoice in letting God refresh me. I challenge you to do the same.
Dear Jesus, I ask that you renew my mind. Create opportunities for me to seek you in the growth of my relationship with you. God continue your good work in my life so that I can be what your will is for my life. In Jesus name, Amen
By: Lindsay Freeman