I believe that our life in Christ is a journey; a wonderful, amazing, journey, which lasts our entire lives. However, we simply cannot experience the journey, if we have not begun the relationship that leads us on the journey.
This journey begins upon salvation, and is fueled by making our personal relationship with God the highest priority. Just as in any relationship, there will be highs and lows.
An important time in my spiritual walk came when I realized that just because that “good feeling” went away, didn’t mean Jesus went away. In Joshua 1:5, God says:
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I have been a Christian for more than 30 years, and I have always found that verse to be true.
Do you remember when you first became a Christian? Even if you were very young, you can have stones of remembrance of the times the joy of your salvation was almost tangible.
Today, I want us to remember and pray one verse in particular:
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Over and over throughout the day pray, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.”
May the Lord once again give you the joy that comes
from knowing you have been bought with a great price,
from knowing He counted you worthy to die for,
from knowing that you will live forever with Him, abundantly on this earth and eternally in heaven.
Bask in that joy today. And then go and share it with someone else.