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Go Deeper in Your Relationship with God,Whitney Hopler - Read more about spiritual life growth, Christian living, and faith. Have you ever secretly been jealous of someone who seemed to have an intimate relationship with God and hear from Him all the time, as if. Answer: Developing a closer relationship with God is an admirable goal and reflects a heart that is truly reborn, for only those who are in Christ desire a closer .
Don't think that I've already arrived, because I haven't. Growing in obedience to the word of God is very challenging, and I am also growing in it. I would like to share with you some things that helped me, and I know these would help you too.
The Wrong Key I struggled with this issue of the heart before.
I wanted to get close to the Lord, to have more of Him, but I find it hard to do so. I gave my time and my everything in serving in ministry in church because I thought I'd get close to Him in doing so, but later on I found myself drifting away.
How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus?
How could that happen? How could I miss God? I was very active in church and yet, I missed Him. Well, the answer is pretty simple, really. Jesus gave us the most important key of all, yet many of us miss it, or worse ignore it: He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
My friends, getting close to the Lord shouldn't be hard for any of us. Because God Himself wanted to reconcile with us, and for that very purpose He paid the highest price of all: You see, God wanted all men to be saved, and welcomed into His family. He gave us the only Way to Him see John We enter a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ, and we grow closer in fellowship with Him as we listen to His word, keep it, and obey it. Again, Jesus Himself said that He and the Father will make their home only with those who keep His word!
How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus? John
This makes it doubly important that we spend time reading the Bible. Through prayer and Bible reading, we speak to God and listen to Him. Just as in relationships with other human beings, our behavior can get in the way of our relationship with God. He has told us in His Word what behavior is acceptable to Him and what behavior is not.
When we study His Word, we learn what is acceptable and what is not.
Relationship with God
Unlike we find in our relationships with other human beings, though, with God there is no compromise between what He accepts and what He doesn't. This is one of the differences referred to above. On some issues, God's commands are very clear.
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For example, we are told to love one another John On other issues, God doesn't command, but we have guidelines. For example, we are told we should not cause others to stumble 1 Corinthians 8: For that interpretation, we need to spend more effort reading and studying God's Word. By conforming our lives and behavior to His commands, we can build our relationship with God. A third way we can build our relationship with God is to spend time with Him and others who are doing the same thing.
This is commonly referred to as having "fellowship" with other believers. This includes corporate worship, finding a local body of believers to join with in worship and adoration of God. Too often people say, "I can worship God just as well in His beautiful nature as in church," and that's the truth. We can worship God just as well in nature.