This Christmas season is a wonderful time to make your relationship more deeper with God.
We all love Christmas and the holidays! More than ever this year we have looked forward to spending the holidays in peace and love.
As followers of Christ we put our walk with the Master on a holiday too, and stop thinking about Jesus or talking to him, and living the life He told us to live.
We should never forget that our Christian walk is a constant relationship with Jesus. Don’t use the holidays as an excuse to be all caught up with the food and enjoyment and neglect your time with the Lord.
So how can you build yourself up during this time? Here are some ways you can stay connected with Jesus Christ during the holidays:
1. Read a chapter of one of the gospels every day
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
When you read the word of God it unleashed the power of God in your life and you can hear the Lord speaking to you from the word of God.
2. Have a quiet time of praying to God
Prayer is communication with God and is indispensable to a Christian’s spiritual life. Even if everything is going great with you, you will still need to truly communicate with God through prayer.
Our prayers can be heard by God and He is faithful to answer them. Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.”
3. Have a fellowship with believers
Acts 2:42 “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
The word of God says not to neglect the gathering of the saints and for us Christians to continually be gathering in fellowship with other believers.
4. Write out your goals on how you want to grow as a Christian in the new year
Paul was rejoicing when Christians in Thessalonica were growing in faith: “We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing” (2 Thessalonians 1:3).
Growing in faith means to grow spiritually and become mature in the knowledge of God and in godly living and our ultimate goal is to become just like Christ.
I want to encourage you to spend your holidays in building your relationship with God and Jesus Christ.