And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.
Jesus came to this lost world—that’s history. He died for the sins of every human being on earth—that’s love. He arose from the grave—that was witnessed. He ascended back into Heaven—that was seen. He is coming again—that is His promise.
We just celebrated the birth of our Lord, but it will soon be forgotten until next year
We will, in a few days take down the Christmas decorations and pack them away—again. We will make New Year’s resolutions and within a month or less we will forget them.
If we are not careful, we will put our faith on hold and go about our business without giving a second thought as to whether what we want to do it is the will of God. If we don’t watch and pray, we will let those things slip away that make our relationship with the Lord joyful and vibrant.
So, how do we keep the Lord ever before us
How do we keep ourselves from losing focus? We must do what Jesus did while He was here and the crowds were clamoring to be near Him and others wanted to kill Him. What did Jesus do?
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer (Jesus often did this) to God.” Luke 6:12 (KJV)
This verse comes on the heels of the time when Jesus healed the man with the withered hand. If some of us were able to do that we would get a luxury motor home and go on the crusade trail, but Jesus went out alone to spend all night in prayer.
We must be people of prayer
So, if we are to continue be filled with the joy of the Lord, we must be people of prayer. Not just an occasional prayer but people who love to be alone with God and close fellowship with Him to experience so we may be in His presence.
How much does our relationship with Lord mean to us, that is the question that we all must answer? Jesus’ relationship with His heavenly Father meant everything to Him.
Should ours mean less?