Sometimes we get things wrong.  I got my relationship wrong with Jesus in the beginning.  I thought what He wanted out of me most was service.  When in reality, what He wanted most was relationship.  A personal relationship.

We serve a personal God, one who loves us, wants to take care of us. and have a relationship with us.  He gets JEALOUS! (Exodus 20:4-6) This is not the same as covetousness that the Bible, including the ten commandments, states is sin. (Exodus 20:17)  That is selfish desire.  This jealousy is Godly jealousy (2 Corinthians 11:2), which is His strong desire to have a relationship with us that surpasses all other relationships.  Even relationships with friends, family, spouses, children, money, or anything for that matter.

Just like any other relationship, He wants to spend time with you.  You have probably heard it said that good communication is key to a positive relationship.  One of those things early on in my relationship with Jesus was that I focused more on serving than building a relationship.  I forsook prayer sometimes for what I thought was doing "tasks" for God.  What I now realize is that prayer, which is communicating with God, is one of the most important parts of our relationship.  It is how we grow our relationship.  It is what makes it personal.  Just as spending time with and talking with my wife builds our relationship, it is the same with God.

Why do we focus a lot of our ministry on testimonies at Testifyit.  Well, because of the name of course!  Just kidding.  It is because we want people to share their stories about their relationship with our Heavenly Father, and how He has shown love to them.  We want to encourage others, showing that God will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Hebrews 13:5).  We want people to know that if you get this one personal relationship right, with the one true God, who created you and loves you, He will work all things to your good (Romans 8:28).  He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  He gave His only Son for you (John 3:16).

So, what is your story?  How has God changed your life?  What is your relationship with Jesus like?