This quote is from the first chapter of There’s a Fly in my Tea! where I am taking a look at the difference between personal salvation and personal relationship with the Lord–although I think it really applies to all of our relationships.
As I considered using this quote for today, I kept thinking of the time and effort we put into earthly relationships we care about. We constantly invest in those we love…spending time with them, talking to them, doing things for them, calling and texting them (if they don’t live nearby), and encouraging them. If we didn’t do those things, there would be no relationship. It is ongoing. It is a daily decision we make to invest our time and effort into those relationships.
The same can be said about our relationship with the Lord. We have to make an ongoing, daily decision to spend time with the Lord through prayer and Bible reading if we want to have a relationship with Him.
And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
How’s your relationship today?
P.S. This week, I broke open my third box of There’s a Fly in my Tea! The response for orders from my author copies (official release date isn’t until February) have been tremendous. Thank you so much! If you haven’t ordered your autographed copy ($10.00), use the contact form and shoot me an e-mail.