While coming to know Jesus starts with a confession of faith in Him (Romans 10:9), having a personal relationship with Jesus requires so much more. It requires reading, learning, and understanding the Word for yourself and using it in your life. It also means desiring and taking alone time in prayer and listening to what the Holy Spirit will speak to you. In addition to these things, how we live shows the kind of relationship we have with Jesus. Certainly, these are all things that we can grow in.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
When we only see Jesus as a way maker, we miss out on all that He is to us. As we seek intimacy with Him, our relationship with Jesus will look different. We have different stories, experiences, and different life circumstances. Therefore, what we need from Him (spiritually and emotionally), our alone time, and how we seek Jesus will look different.
However, we seek Him, the main thing is that we do it. As we are weak, weary, or worn, let us seek Jesus. When things are well or going totally wrong, let us do the same.
May we not ignore that we are struggling, when it happens. Right away, may we go to Jesus in prayer. May we go to Him, in Spirit.
Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
May we not allow time and silence or distance to separate us from the Lord. This will only estrange us from Him and make it easier for the enemy to attack us in our weakness. Waiting will also make it more difficult for us to turn to Jesus, if it has been so long since we last talked to Him. Regardless of how long it has been, we can seek Him today.
Finally, remember, none of us are totally great at maintaining our relationship with Jesus. Yet, if we have one, we are blessed to have it. Knowing this, we must do all we can to hold on to it. Jesus is our gift and our blessing. Let us cherish Him. Let us hold our relationship with Jesus higher than any other relationship in our lives. When we do this, all other areas of our lives will always be blessed and covered by Him.
So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.Isaiah 30:18