Lots of Christians “have a personal relationship with Jesus” — whatever that means. I wrote a post describing the folly of such an expressions here called “Jesus is an Imaginary Friend”. Google ngram searches millions of digitized texts to find word frequency. The diagram above shows the faddishness of the expression “personal relationship with Jesus”. Interestingly, those that use this are usually big Bible quoters — but I find no mention of such a thing in the Bible.