Recently in blogging, I was reminded of the fundamental importance of maintaining a close relationship with God in Jesus. What I mean here in particular is the importance of us each individually seeking God, drawing near to God- in prayer and in the reading of God's word. I'm once again thankful for the fellowship I experience in blogging and how that helps me get or keep on track better, in my walk in Jesus.
This is so important that we seek to have a vital time and ongoing walk with God, and this takes time, space (solitude) and silence before God. Then we must seek to live in that grace in Jesus throughout our day. Of course thankfully, God will be at work in us so that we do want this communion and new way in Jesus in our lives, and will be content with nothing less.
Relationship with God must be first in priority and import to us. But from that can flow healthy relationships with others, particularly those in Jesus as well as all our neighbors which we are called to love as we love ourselves.
It is so easy to be in a hurry to get on with our "real" life in this world, to the neglect of our special time in the word and in prayer to God. I find that true for myself. But this needs to become and be the normal practice for us: an unhurried regular time with God. And then from that, again, seeking to live in that fellowship in all our hours to follow. Of course life ebbs and flows for so many reasons. So we will ever have to be seeking to renew our lives with God in Jesus throughout the day. As we seek to draw near to God, God promises to draw near to us.
I must not forget that in my quest for community inherent in God as Trinity, that I remember first things first, and what makes this all possible: the life of God as Trinity, God as a relational Being, for us in the grace of God found in Jesus Christ. And from that we live and move in Jesus, by ourselves and with each other in this world.