Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tip #28: Pray
Unless you build a relationship with Christ, it is all for naught. Jesus came into this world so that we might have life and have it abundantly. He came to unlock the door of heaven, and the doors of our own hearts. He came to make us temples of the Spirit, of his love. He came to rest, not in a manger, but within us. He came for you, and he came for me. How have you responded? How will you respond? I pray it is with a joyful, prayerful and vulnerable heart.
Even if it is just five minutes a day, we need to set aside time to be with the Lord. He knows us better than we know ourselves, but how can we get to know him if we do not spend time talking with him? Just like any relationship, getting to know God takes work. As opera singer Beverly Sills said, "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
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