What does pursue your relationship with God mean? The quick answer is as believers we need to actively make God a major part of our life. God wants to experience our affection for Him. As believers, we are part of the greatest love story ever. This should ignite in you a strong desire to please God.
Once we became saved we began a wonderful new relationship with God. He desires us to have a close relationship with Him. What an amazing thing, the creator of the world wants to have fellowship with us. He demonstrated His great love for us on the cross and it would please him greatly if we made Him a core part of our lives.
Scripture and Prayer
An important process in this relationship is to communicate with him constantly through prayer and the study of His Word. He has invested heavily in this relationship and a good way to praise God is for us to invest in Him.
God does not want a stagnant relationship with us but a vibrant relationship. Our duty is to make an active effort to grow in Christ with God. Keep God in your thoughts and Make him a part of your life.
If you vigorously workout, your body will desire fuel and you will develop a veracious appetite for healthy food. Just like when you workout, if you desire to develop a meaningful relationship with God you will have an appetite for God’s Word. He wants you to actively reach out to him daily.
—2 Thessalonians 1:3 NKJV “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,”
Enjoy Spiritual Growth
—1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.”
If you pursue your relationship with God it will help you develop a hunger for His Word and deepen your experience with Him leading to spiritual growth. This spiritual growth will change they way you live and it will transform you life.
We may at times stumble in our relationship but no matter how many times we fail God will always be there for us. His love never falters. Do not let your failures keep you from pursing your relationship with God.
Develop Good Habits
A good habit in developing your relationship with God is to start and end you day in communication with Him. If you start your morning focusing on God, it will help guide your thoughts through the day. Reach out to him in prayer and enjoy communicating with Him, making you richer for the experience. Energize yourself with a bit of scripture to charge you up in the morning. Also, finishing the day in prayer and scripture is a wonderful way to end the day. Imagine your last thoughts embraced in the peace of God’s Word.
Pursue your Relationship
Satan can not steal you away from God now that you are saved but he will do his best to keep you weak. He does not want you to have a strong relationship with God. He wants you toe be a weak and an ineffectual worker for Christ.
Don’t give Satan the victory. Remains strong in Christ with a steady diet of scripture and prayer. Keep your love for God alive. Demonstrate your love for God by actively pursuing your relationship with God.