I love to watch someone just learning to knit or crochet; the excitement when they realize â€˜hey, I can do thisâ€™. They get a big smile, quite contagious when you are around them, and they want to show off their work.
Itâ€™s like that with new Christians too. If they have truly accepted the relationship with Christ they exude excitement and want to tell everyone they meet about Jesus.
I have recently met a woman who has known â€˜of Godâ€™ much of her life, but just started a relationship with Christ as Lord of her life. This woman will tell anyone and everyone she meets about Jesus. Sheâ€™ll stop what she is doing and pray for any concern you share with her. I know her love and prayers are real because of the blessings I have seen God bless her with.
Sometimes after we have been Christians for a while we lose that excitement. As we sometimes do with those we love, we take for granted what we have.
I am thankful that Christ doesnâ€™t lose His excitement for me or take my love for granted. Despite my many failures He is always there, ready to take my hand when I extend it back to Him. He loves me so much He died that I may have an eternal life with Him.
This week, watch a new knitter or crocheter at work and remember your early days in the skill (after the initial â€œI am never going to get thisâ€ feeling had passed). Stand back and watch a new Christian seek more knowledge of Christ.
What can you do to bring back some of the same excitement into your life?