Suppose your dream girl or dream guy gave you a book and said I would like a relationship with you, what I expect from you is in this book. Wouldn’t you read it. Wouldn’t you follow it?
God did exactly that. He came to Earth and gave his life to be in a relationship with us. He wrote a book all about it. It’s called the Holy Bible. Can a relationship actually be a list of do’s and don’ts? It can be. What does Jesus expect from us? What defines a healthy relationship with God?
- Baptized into the blood. Mark 16:16
- Read the Holy Bible. Psalm 1
- Keep the law. John 14:15
- Confession. 1 John 1:9
- Prayer. Matthew 6:9-13
- Fasting. Matthew 6:16-18
- Attend Church services. Hebrews 10:25
- Good deeds. Matthew 3:8
This isn’t intended to be an exhaustive list, but it certainly covers the basics. My relationship with Christ over the years hasn’t always looked the same. It is now the strongest it has been in 48 years. Do you know what the Bible has to say about that?
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. Job 17:9 KJV