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“What are the elements of a genuine, personal relationship with Jesus? It requires, as does any close relationship, that you communicate with Him regularly, candidly, lovingly. That means not simply “saying your prayers” but having a prayer life that leads to real communion with God, a sense of His presence in your heart and life.” (Pastor Timothy Keller)

“Ask yourself what is prayer and why do we pray? The answer to these questions is simple. Prayer is the means by which we relate to Christ and continually develop our relationship with Him. It is the time we spend talking to Christ and, more importantly, listening to what He is speaking to our hearts.” (Sacramental Living)

“We may feel that our faith in God and our love for Christ and for others will always be inadequate. We will experience times of failure. But we can remain confident that Christ will help our faith and love grow as our relationship with Him deepens.” (Life Application Study Bible, 1 Timothy 1:14)

“For us as Christians, it does make a difference whom we hang out with. If you have friendships with individuals who are simply not interested in things of a spiritual nature, you will find yourself wasting precious moments in your journey to God. Having friendships with fellow Christians is the only way we can keep ourselves centered in Christ. Build a stronger relationship with Christ by spending time with people whose values are the same. If you waste your time with people who are only pursuing worldly pleasures, you’ll end your life doing the same.” (Abbot Tryphon)

“Those in the world who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and therefore lack a discovery and experience of His love will often have a greater fear of losing love from others—their spouse, children, friends, and family members.” (Father David L. Fontes, PsyD)

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