How are you celebrating Easter this year?
Everyone wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime. With divorce rates high, even among Christians, how do you build a relationship that goes the distance? Gary Thomas, author of the bestseller, _Sacred Marriage_, has some great advice.
The abundant life Jesus offers you is a journey of faith. It won't happen by accident. Daily surrender is required, but it's not about letting go and letting God. It's about running to Jesus, holding on to him, and saying "Yes" to what he asks you to do. It's admitting that you can't do it without him — that you need the Holy Spirit to empower you.
Praying is simply having a conversation with God. It's asking Him for your needs, yes, but it's also a time when you can praise Him for who He is and learn to hear His voice.
As with any relationship, developing a relationship with Jesus takes time and energy. Whether you've just decided to follow Jesus, or have recommitted your life to him, this series of four articles will lay a firm foundation to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.