A relationship with God is one of the most important things a person can have in life. It is essential to our well-being and provides us with a sense of connection to something much larger than ourselves.
No matter how you choose to develop a relationship with God, the most important thing is that you make the effort.
He desires a relationship with us more than anything else, and He will do everything He can to help us build one.
But how do we develop this relationship? And what does it mean to have an intimate relationship with God?
For some, having a relationship with God simply means talking to Him every day and spending time in prayer. For others, it might mean going to church every Sunday and spending time with other believers.
6 Ways To Develop a Relationship With God
1. Read The Bible Daily
Reading the Bible regularly helps us develop a deeper understanding of God’s Word.
It also helps us gain a different perspective of our own lives. More importantly, we learn about God.
How can we be in a relationship without knowing about Him? How can we be in His will if we do not know what that is?
In order to know about God’s character, or what He expects from us, we need to read the bible.
The bible tells us everything we need to know to develop a relationship with Him.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2. Develop Your Prayer Life
Prayer is one of the most powerful ways to develop a relationship with God.
When we pray to God, we are communicating our thoughts and feelings to Him.
It’s also an essential part of any healthy spiritual life. It helps us connect with God, and it gives us strength when we need it.
But how do you pray effectively? Here are some tips to help you pray better.
- Find a quiet place in your home, so you can pray without interruptions.
- Play some soft instrumental worship music to help prepare the atmosphere.
- Read a scripture first and meditate on that verse before you begin.
- Always begin showing gratitude for your Heavenly Father. Thank Him for EVERYTHING!
- Be specific with any concerns or needs you have. God already knows all and sees all, but this is the beginning of communicating.
- Then get really still and just listen… Sometimes we just need to stop talking and just open our ears to listen. Remember Prayer is communication.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
3. Obedience To God’s Will For You
Once God reveals what His will is for your life, you need to be obedient.
What good is it to spend time in prayer asking for his guidance and instruction, then not listen to what He says.
We might not like what His will is but our lives will run smoothly if we obey.
Instead of getting frustrated, thank Him for responding and ask for wisdom and guidance to move towards His will.
If we want to have a strong relationship with God, then we must listen and trust Him.
When we do this, we will find ourselves at peace and growing closer to him.
Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great
If we truly love God, then we will want to obey His commands.
4. Humble Yourselves Before The Lord
When we are prideful, we are telling God that we know better and we don’t need His guidance.
The Bible says that humility is an essential part of our relationship with God. We need to learn how to humble ourselves before him so we can grow spiritually.
Humility is one of those qualities that people often overlook because they think it’s something that comes naturally.
However, humility is something that must be cultivated if we want to grow closer to God.
In fact, the Bible tells us that humility is one of the most important demands from God.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
5. Soaking in His Presence
When we think of worship we think of singing our praises to God and listening to worship music.
Just for the record, there are other forms of worship but we are focusing on entering into his presence.
The Bible says that when we sing songs of praise, we are praising God because He has done wonderful things for us.
We are to come into His presence with singing, completely focused and surrendering ourselves to Him; unbothered by anything around us.
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
We must worship God in spirit and truth, that is the type of worship our Heavenly Father seeks.
In other words, our worship must be sincere and with the right motives.
When we worship God, we thank Him for giving us life and showing us kindness, for creating us and loving us and for guidance and protection.
6. Love Your Neighbor
Jesus gave us a commandment to love God and then to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
If loving our neighbor was just as important as loving God, then it’s something we should pay close attention to.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
When we talk about loving our neighbor, we’re talking about loving other children of God.
We all have people we like and dislike. Some people just rub us the wrong way. Others are downright annoying.
There are some people who seem to bring out the best in us and we bring out the best in them.
If you see someone struggling with something, ask if you can help. You might not think you can do much, but chances are you can.
It’s easy to forget that other people face challenges too.
Our main goal is to draw closer to God. We must do everything in our power to make it happen.
The time is running out. All you have to do is look at the world around us and there is no denying it.
The bridegroom is coming. Will you be prepared?
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It’s not easy juggling everything but with the Grace of God, I can do all things!
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