THREE WAYS TO GET CLOSER TO GOD!
In order to get closer to God, we must first realize that God desires to have an intimate relationship with us! Knowing this makes our time special with our creator!
Here are three ways to improve our relationship with God:
1. Pray - Talk to God on a daily basis, several times daily. Be sure not to be guilty of doing all the talking. Allow God time to speak! It's important that we talk to God, but it's eternally important important to allow God to talk to us! As we talk to God and allow Him to talk to us, we are drawn closer to Him. Luke 18:1 states, "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint."
2. Study God's Word - This is more than just reading the Bible! Study God's Word, meditate on God's Word and most importantly, apply God's Word! We won't know what to apply if we don't study! As we study, we are drawn closer to God. 2 Timothy 2:15 declares, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
3. Obey God's Direction - God still speaks to us today in multiple ways. When we are open to following God as he leads us by His Holy Spirit, He will draw us closer to Him. Acts 5:29 proclaims, "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."