Producer Dave chimed in, “We get complacent in our relationships with God and in our marriages.” Dave’s statement caught my attention.
Had I become complacent in my relationship with God?
Am I just going through the motions in my marriage?
These questions lingered as we interviewed Pastor Jason Mitchell, author of, No Easy Jesus: How the Toughest Choices Lead to the Greatest Life.
Pastor Mitchell shared, “We’ve settled for just believing in Jesus. Christianity has become more about information instead of transformation.”
Then he gave three threads that run through our relationship with God:
*We’ve grown discouraged in our faith—because we compare our journey to another’s.
*We feel frustrated—we believe we should be further along spiritually.
*We are bored—Jesus has become the background music in our lives.
“But,” he said, “Jesus said to follow Him. This requires action.”
And, I will add, we need to make an effort in all of our relationships.
*When we spend time with God and nurture our relationship with Him, we become encouraged.
*When we work to connect with others, we feel fulfilled.
*When we pour into our spouses and give our very best, we are excited about our marriages.
We must be intentional about our relationships. Together, let’s make a honest effort to apply ourselves—to take action in our relationships with God and others. Let’s see what transpires. I bet it will be transformational.
Chat with me.
What relationship in your life has become static?
What action will you take today to improve it?
Click here to listen to our interview with Pastor Mitchell on: The Good News with Angie Austin.