Being a Christian is about “being in” Christianity . Put most plainly, you begin a life of “abiding” in Him and “remaining” in Him. Now what? It means you seek to grow into your relationship with Him by bringing your heart, soul, mind and strength fully into the relationship (Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27).
Here are five ways we stay “in relationship” with Jesus Christ.
Relationship with Christians
The church is people who have entered into a relationship with Jesus and therefore have been forgiven by Jesus and want to live for Jesus. Growing in a relationship with Jesus is helped by being in a church. It’s here in the church, with other believers, where we learn, grow, ask questions, serve, and seek and worship God together.
In God’s guidance by reading and learning the Bible
As you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, you will begin to learn more about the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word, and it’s one of the most important ways that He has revealed Himself and His desire and design for life to us. So the more you know the Bible, the more you will get to know God Himself.
In conversation with God through prayer
Therefore the purpose of prayer is the same as the purpose of other intentional conversations: to grow closer together in a meaningful relationship. This means prayer covers a wide number of topics. Prayer involves sharing ideas, listening, asking questions, asking for help, expressing so you can be understood, confessing and saying you are sorry, saying thank you, or just being together.
In taking action through serving
Taking action by serving, by caring, by stepping outward toward people is expressing the heart of God’s love to people, and it is also a significant way that you will grow in your own relationship with Jesus. Why? Because this is what Jesus did.
In expressing love for God through worship
Therefore worship is our intentional expression of appreciation and gratitude and wonder to God. Also it can take place in a church building or in a mountain meadow. Likewise worship is your authentic and honest expression toward God.
To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, and called to be saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.
1 Corinthians 1:2
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.
Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth!