John 17:26 (NIV) 26 “I have made You known to them and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.”
Sometimes when reading my Bible, certain words in a passage of scripture will leap off the page at me. Today it was – ‘will continue’. Our salvation in Christ is not where the story ends. It is only the beginning.
Here Jesus is talking to His Father…He shows us here that through Him our love, knowledge, trust, faith, and many other things…only grow as we know more and more about the Father. Our relationship with Christ is supposed to be a dynamic one, not stale or stagnant or in some rut. The only way we can keep our life in Christ dynamic is to keep our desire for Him passionate. That takes study of His word, prayer, fasting, and fellowship with other believers. It takes a willingness to allow Him to be Lord of our lives – all the time.
My prayer is that I am always willing to allow God to be Lord of my life…that my relationship with Christ never becomes stale or stagnant…that people around me can see the dynamic relationship I have with Jesus Christ. How about you?