The two most important transactions in my life happened about 12 years apart. The first was when I prayed to accept Jesus as my Savior. The second was when I stood with my best friend before a church congregation and married her.

Sue and I have grown tremendously in our relationship over the past 27 years. We’ve exchanged millions of words of conversation, made thousands of decisions together, and cooperated in the guidance of our four children.

Imagine how odd it would have been for us to assume that once we said our wedding vows there was nothing else we needed to do. What if we said, “Okay, that’s it. We made the decision. We don’t need to nurture our relationship.”

Now think about that other transaction I mentioned, the one you also made if you are a Christian. Because you have trusted Christ, do you think you don’t need to do anything else? That would be worse than not nurturing a marriage.

Salvation is the first step in a journey of a lifetime. Our relationship with God will grow stagnant if we don’t talk with Him, grow in our knowledge of Him, and increase in our love for Him.

How’s your relationship with the Lord today?