Most of us try to influence God, even though we know all too well that we must follow Him. The Bible says: if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness towards God. We live the sad contradiction of believing that we need to draw closer to God and decide to keep Him at a distance.
Even though we know He is right in every area, every time, we are unwilling to let go of our “rightness”. This superficial relationship with God produces a mediocre spiritual life. We complain about our spiritual inadequacy, but we are unwilling to give up this “comfort zone”.
How to I build a relationship with God?
Jesus calls us to a personal relationship with Him. In order to build a relationship with God, you have to start discussing personal things, just like He is your best friend. In the society we live in, we tend to have relationships that we do, but not personal. How much it changes when we want to have a personal relationship, start to get to know each other. It’s the same with Jesus, we have to take on board what He said and that’s a great blessing and it changes the game boards teen, Joel Joel, a lot.
Jesus said that He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. Learning about Jesus and his teachings is an important part of building a relationship with God. As we live by these teachings, we will indeed come to know Jesus and Heavenly Father.
How can I deepen my relationship with God?
How can I hear God’s voice?
How can I rebuild my relationship with God?
To rebuild your relationship with God you need to start believing in Him again. Also, you have to:
- Have a disciplined prayer life.
- Read the Bible for a year.
- What you study from the Bible, teach others. That way you will want to learn even more.
- Learn only what the Bible says, nothing that is foreign to it.
- Establish a discipline of study in your family.
- Have fast days so you can search your heart.
God can fully and always satisfy our hunger and thirst for righteousness, but He wants to see effort and passion on our part. Satisfying this need must be our personal choice and will manifest itself in the efforts we make. Here are some concrete things we need to do while seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
God addressed each individual. In the same way, in the end, each one will give a personal account before Him. This idea is also found in the book of Jeremiah.
You shall seek Me, and find Me if you seek Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
How do I invite God into my life?
The exact words you use to dedicate yourself to God are not important. For He knows what your heart intends. If you’re not sure how to pray, the prayer below may help:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I want to know You
I want You to come into my life.
I thank You that You died on the cross for my sins
so that You could accept me fully.
Only You can give me the strength to change
and become as You want me to be.
Thank You for forgiving me
and giving me eternal life with God.
Now I surrender my life to You
I ask You to do what You wish with it. “
The real invitation comes from God to you! You can accept His invitation right now. Don’t forget His Son’s words, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” If you would like to respond to His invitation, thank Him for it in the first place.
How can I get closer to God?
We can draw closer and near to God by obeying Him and praying. God welcomes Himself to anyone who wants to come to Him. He also welcomes the person who has never believed in Him and wants to come to Him, He also welcomes the Christian who has believed but, for one reason or another, has lost his faith and is now looking for God again. He even welcomes those who write God in small letters or, out of laziness, God instead of God, as is normal.
God is full of goodness. When it comes to God’s nearness, no one should disdain. If we have fallen into unbelief, we must rise. We must never disbelieve. We must rise, come to God again with all our heart and He will receive us.
It is usually in trouble that man seeks closeness to God. When all goes well, we sometimes forget God, we turn away, trusting in our strength and in the deceitfulness of thoughts that tell us we will not fall from now on. But when trouble strikes, when everyone leaves us, when we encounter suffering, we look to God to come to our aid and give us what our heart desires. Then we seek to find out how to draw closer to God.
What sin does to our relationship with God?
Sin builds us a brick every time it succeeds and we fall prey to it. It builds a bridge between us and God and tears down all that God has created with us. Sin is the knowing and willful transgression of God’s will by thought, word, or deed. And because God’s will is revealed in His laws, that is why sin is also called transgression. The Christian must fight against covetousness by the virtue of temperance, fasting, and prayer.
The love of silver breeds insatiable lust stirs up passions, leads to deceit, theft, lying, swearing falsely, injustice, oppression of the poor, and estrangement from God. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” says the Saviour (Matthew 6:21). It sometimes ends in suicide or death for the one who has glued his heart to his wealth, as in the case of Judas, who sold the Saviour for 30 pieces of silver.
From fornication spring: impure thoughts, destruction of family life, and disregard for the needs of others. Therefore the fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God.
From the sin of covetousness are born: lust of the flesh, unholy revelry, selfishness, defaming one’s neighbor, exploiting him, quarreling, anger, various diseases, darkening of the mind, loss of honor, disregard for holy things, and all kinds of transgressions.
You may also want to read: How to avoid sin?
What is the role of The Holy Spirit?
How can I build my relationship with the Holy Spirit?
A condition for building a relationship with the Holy Spirit is repentance. When we hear the Word of God, our conscience awakens and shows us how sinful and lost we are. True repentance is not regretted the unbearable consequences of sin, but a complete change of heart and mind, whereby we see sin for what it is: something evil and repulsive, rebellion against God. To manifest this repentance, we need to be moved by God’s love.
The Lord does not give us the Holy Spirit with reluctance. He is good and generous more than we are with our children. Our persistent request does not change His intentions, but changes us and brings us into His presence. Prayer does not bring God down to us but brings us up to Him. Our prayers are evidence of our resolve and prepare us for the reception of the gift.
Find out more about The Holy Spirit Gifts by accessing the following link: Why did the Spirit of God come?
What is the best way to love God?
The best way to love God is to respect His commands. The simple man “poor in spirit”, with a simple mind and a direct and simple feeling, starts from the fear of God to reach the so-called love of God, which after all is still an artificial fear imposed by men.
Today’s man is no longer so simple, on the contrary, but “blessed” is he who can keep his simplicity of spirit and life! On the other hand, one cannot help but wonder: does the outward God need this love declared more or less loudly? Or what need has he for me to keep his commandments? You need to keep thinking like this: I am the one in need and I lean on Him to learn to live and enjoy the life I have been given and the freedom to decide how to live!
Unfortunately many understand the Commandments as legal laws or as abstractions, when in fact they are moral and fundamental principles. Love the Lord as best you can and He will teach you how important His Commandments are so that you can be with Him and He to be with you.
What do we do when God is silent?
When God is silent, move forward, but be sure that the step you are about to take is in His will. Go forward like a child who takes small steps, lets go of the sure object he is holding on to and get forward. But before he goes forward, he makes sure that Dad is waiting a little further with open arms.
When God is silent, seek Him more ardently. Don’t settle for silence, because that silence can become a habit. Go forward seeking His will at every step, trust Him with all your heart, and keep talking to Him, for even when He is silent, He listens.
God was silent even before. He was silent to test the believer and to know what was in his heart. God was silent at other times because sin was putting up a wall of separation. He was silent because people had ears to hear but were not ready to hear, we were not ready to listen but wanted to follow their desires anyway.
What happens when you listen to God?
Obedience to the Law of God develops in man a beautiful character that is in harmony with all that is pure, holy, and undefiled. In the life of such a man, the message of the Gospel of Christ is made clear. By accepting God’s mercy and healing from the power of sin, he is brought into a good relationship with God. His life, cleansed of vanity and selfishness, is filled with the love of Christ. Obedient people have experienced God’s power through obedience. Obedience is beautiful, wonderful in the family, in the church, and anywhere obedience is needed.
Most of the time when we listen, we don’t immediately begin to analyze. We don’t dissect the text because we can’t see it. We simply take it in. Like the slow and steady process of marinating meat, we immerse ourselves in the speaker’s words, believing that our heart, in due course, will absorb the full meaning. We don’t stumble over the details. But instead, we let the speaker’s general themes sink in.
When does God answer your prayer?
God always answers to prayers, but in His time and in His way. When His answer to your prayer is “YES”, He will help you get it in two ways. Either He will give you what you ask for immediately, like a child who receives something from his parents; or He will give it to you as an adult, that is, in time. When He gives you what you ask for, but not immediately but over time, His purpose is your maturation. God is good, but He is also wise. His will is not only our spoiling, His will is also our understanding.
Of course, He desires your good and your excellence on all levels and wants to help you get it. But He will only help you when your heart is pure towards others. The attitude of your heart means much to Him. He listens to your selfless, good prayers that can have a good and positive impact on you and those around you.
What are the benefits of God?
The personal and permanent relationship with the Lord Jesus brings countless benefits in our lives:
1. Spiritual wealth
2. Joy of salvation
3. Power over temptation.
- God welcomes anyone who wants to draw near to Him
- He rewards you generously
- God wants to be your best friend
- The closeness to God is directly proportional to the amount of time a person dedicates to God.
- To God one does not come out of interest. To God, you come out of love
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