A Deeper Relationship with Jesus
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV)
More than anything else, Jesus delights in having a deep and abiding relationship with you. Every area of your life is of interest to Him, including daily routines that may seem mundane and insignificant.
Some people find it hard to develop a close relationship with Jesus due to His invisibility and apparent silence. He understands the difficulties you face. Through prayer and Bible study, He can help you overcome them.
It delights the Lord when you take your burdens to Him and leave them there. He knows you perfectly, and He understands you better than your family, your friends, and even yourself. He is aware of your sins and weaknesses, yet He still loves you and is eager to forgive you. It delights the Lord when you seek guidance prior to making decisions rather than striking out on your own. So many times we miss the mark and end up on our knees as a last resort. Although you cannot see Him visibly, He is there. It delights the Lord when you open up your heart to Him, revealing your hopes and dreams and seeking His will for your life. This precious time with the Lord yields rich and fertile soil for trust to grow. As trust grows, your relationship with Jesus grows. When you truly grasp His great love for you and the delight He has in you, you can develop a deeper relationship with Him. Jesus Christ is the most important relationship you will ever have in your life.
Written by Susan Ferguson