I will never leave you, nor forsake you...

How can I get closer to God? – Part 2

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”   ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

If we're going to accept that God has empowered us and that we are His children, then we must learn to rely solely on His holy word as our only source of truth.

There is only one truth—the Spirit of truth from the never-changing word of God. Anything else is a lie. We must ask the Holy Spirit to give us understanding every time we open our Bibles, and He will.

I will never leave you, nor forsake you...

God flat-out tells us there are only two choices, we are either with Him (children of God), or we are against Him (children of the world). Satan is the ruler of this world. If we want to be friends with the ways of this world, we will wind up being enemies with God. James 4:4

“They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; He who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”   ~1 John 4:5-6

We must really get to know God intimately, literally fall in love with Him. It's all about the relationship. We need to learn how to virtually become one with God. We must become one with Him so we will be ready when He returns to take us home.

In order to get closer to God, we must learn to put Him first. This means we need to make a special time for Jesus every single morning, as well as calling on Him all day long for everything.  We must converse and learn to dialog with our Creator, I think of it as “mental telepathy with God.” Nothing makes our heavenly Father happier than to commune with His children.

Do yourself a big favor…

Keep in mind, you aren't doing this just for Him, you're also doing it for yourself as well. We must seek Him first in everything we do, rather than doing it ourselves, failing, and then asking for His help, (which is what I usually wind up doing). 

As you start to delve into the word of God, ask Him to lead you to the truth He has for you that day. Ask Him to fill you with understanding through His Holy Spirit. He will open your mind and give you understanding like you've never had before. Remember that the word of God is power-filled!

opened their minds

“​And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.”   ~​Luke 24:45

Just start at the beginning of the New Testament and read some of it every day, always asking for enlightenment.  Remember to check in with Him throughout the day…. and not just when the flashing blue lights are in your rearview mirror.  I’m not saying we shouldn't run to Him in times of trouble, just remember to also give Him a little thank you for everything that's going good as well.  And lastly, call Him every night before you fall asleep.

To grow closer to Christ you must abide in Him, in His Word, and in prayer/conversation.  If you talk to Him the first thing and the last thing every single day, and reach out to Him throughout the day, you are certain to fall in love…because He will be growing His sweet Spirit within you.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”   ~John 15:7

​​Q: ​Isn't it time you develop a deep, meaningful relationship with Jesus?

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You might say that I was a rather late spiritual bloomer, tripping my way into the Lord's arms not all that long ago. Nevertheless, I've been on the fast track ever since through a decade of Bible study courses and daily devotion. Changing careers a few years back and becoming a published author of Christian motivational books, leading to spiritual children's books and now this blog.

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2 thoughts on “How can I get closer to God? – Part 2

  1. I like how you explain and keep it relatively simple yet matter of fact like. Yes, the importance lies within the relationship we nourish with our God our savior.
    I think people need to realize it’s not a one size fits all relationship, rather a personal and unique relationship between them and Him. The only way to get to know Him is to spend time with him and I do.

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