How to stay motivated in your relationship with God and your Christian life.
When you accept the Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior your life will never be the same! You are overcome with an excitement to worship, serve and praise Him. Everything in your life will be different and you want everyone to know that you are a child of the King.
But soon, life starts to change. Things happen with family, work and even church. You may find yourself consumed with an overwhelming need to get “everything” done now! It is during these times that you may ask, how can I return to that feeling I had when I first came to know the Lord? How can I find that peace that passes all understanding? How can I find calm in the midst of the storms that come? How can I find that joy that was once unspeakable?
Well, the answer is simple, spend time reading His Word!
Reading the Word of God is an important part of sustaining your relationship with the Lord. His Word will bring you the much needed clarity to face life’s challenges, it will give you direction on how/when to proceed with decisions that need to be made. It will open your heart to love those who may be unlovable. God’s Word will center and comfort you when chaos has reared its ugly head in your life.
So, we encourage you to spend daily time in God’s Word. You can also attend Bible study or meet with friends and family to read the Word together. Anytime spend in the Word of God, is time well spent
Secondly, make time for Prayer. When you set aside time to talk to God, you can ask Him for the knowledge of His will, how you can be more Christ like, and don’t forget to tell Him that you are thankful for the blessing of knowing Him and for the grace and mercy He has shown to you.
Reading God’s Word and praying are ways that will help you stay passionate about the Lord. Once you accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, you no longer live a Christian life with a mindset of “how do I face another day”? We can learn a lot from Paul says in Philippians 3: “I want to know Christ.” He’d known him for thirty years, but he wanted to know Him better every day.
To remain motivated in your relationship with Christ and so that you can feel the very presence of Him in your life, you must always remember what the Lord Himself said: “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Stay Strong & Always Stay Faithful!
1st Samuel 30:6 “ Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was [a]grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”