The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23b)
I was fortunate to have been raised in a church that recognized Jesus Christ. I used to feel that those years were spiritually wasted because I never learned about the saving grace, nor how to have a personal relationship with Him. But although I didn’t “know” Him at that time, I was learning “about” Him.
Now I am much more privileged to have a personal, exclusive, just-the-two-of-us relationship. We communicate each and every time I choose. And whenever I choose not to listen to His voice, He waits patiently, guiding (or nudging) me to the best paths.
Those years certainly were not wasted. After all, isn’t that how all good relationships begin—getting to know “about” the other person and learning about ourselves through them as well.
And, by far, the best part about our relationship is that it is the never-ever-ending story.