Today is Day 29 of the #31DaystoWrite challenge. Today’s verse I chose is 1 Timothy 1:14, which states, “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” I own many different Bibles in several different translations. One of the Bible I have is the Life Application Study Bible in the King James Version. A comment in the version for this verse is, “When we become Christians, we often feel that our faith in God and our love for him and for others is inadequate. But we can be confident that Christ will help our faith and love grow as our relationships with him deepens.” We need to work towards an active relationship with Christ. We can not just sit back idly and expect to grow in our faith. We must take active steps to ensure our relationship with Jesus Christ grows and deepens. This may happen by spending time in God’s Word, spending time in prayer, spending time with fellow believers in church, and spending time with fellow believers in groups of two or three. For God’s Word tells us in:
Matthew 18:20King James Version (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
So we need to seek out opportunities to be with fellow believers who will help us develop our relationships with Jesus Christ. We need to focus on relationships rather than ritual.
So what is going on in your world? I would love to hear from you.