The other night Robert and I were having a conversation before bed. We found ourselves in a deep conversation about our relationship. Don’t fret it wasn’t about our relationship with each other but our relationship with God. We talked about where we felt we were and where we wanted to be. Then, Robert made a comment which has been thought provoking for me and has been an avenue for God to really speak and work with me.
As many of you know Robert and I promote Thrive by Le-Vel. We love the product and want others around us to find the benefits from it that we have . The past few months we have really been pushing Thrive with all of it’s benefits. I am actually surprised no one has de-friended me on Facebook over how much we promote Thrive. Yes, it has seriously been that bad but we have been able to get family and friends to try Thrive. We feel like we are helping change their lives.
All of this being said, back to what Robert said during our conversation earlier this week. Robert and I had talked about our desire to be closer to God in 2017 than what we were in 2016. We talked about what we could do to grow closer: read our Bible more, pray more, attend church, and even get involved in small groups. These are all things we do anyway but we knew to grow closer and to draw others to God we needed to increase these activities.
Then Robert blurted out, “What if we promote God as much as we promote Thrive. Think about how many people we could win for the Kingdom!” This quote got me thinking. Had I gotten so caught up in changing people’s lives I forgot to make sure they had God in their lives? Don’t get me wrong I love Thrive and we will continue to promote it BUT at the same time we have to spend just as much energy on promoting God and growing our relationship with him.
Many people make resolutions for each New Years, my resolution for 2016 was to lose weight to which I have lost about 30 pounds! It is now time to think about my resolution for 2017. While I will keep losing weight, taking and promoting Thrive – these will not be my resolution. My resolution, and I am sure my husband will join me with this one, is to promote God and grow closer to Him!
By the way I took my first step in this today by reconnecting with a close friend and starting a Facebook group where we will be able to connect with others who are Saved by Grace. I will be sharing more about this group over the next few weeks and months. I am looking forward to the roll Robert and I will play in this group with discussions, Bible studies and various other outreaches!