Have you ever thought of knowing the blessings behind getting closer to God?. While the Bible wants you to stay connected with your maker — you ought to find the right way to enjoy all the promises meant for you.
It is imperative to understand that getting closer to God is one of the greatest steps any human can take. He made man in His own image, naturally, there would be the feeling within us that; as amazing creatures, we will desire to know more about our creator.
If you truly believe in God and have found yourself reading this post; you would end up understanding why it is necessary to get closer to God, how to do it the right way and the amazing reward waiting for you.
Over a few days, I’ve been contemplating how to go about this very topic. It seems I don’t have the normal insight I usually get to write my articles. I look too passive tackling this topic. And I believe one of the reasons is because it looks more evangelical than inspirational. And perhaps there is something else trying to kill my interest…
If that is the case why don’t I leave it to the pastor?. In all, I feel inclined to go ahead… But at the same time I have realized I have already written a couple of articles with similar topics — so here I keep the dice rolling. Moreover, I could sense it deep inside me that someone somewhere needs this message.
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In the first place, God is closer to us than we can imagine. But because of our constant ingratitude and sins — He is forced to move farther away from us.
The simple truth is God is Holy and sinning gets you closer to the Devil; whiles God distances Himself from all sinful activities, we become like strangers to Him. The love and the relationship between us become weak and ineffective.
Prayers may, therefore, go unanswered because there is something hijacking every effort to call on God’s intervention when things become tough.
God Has Given Us The Platform To Get Closer To Him
We are not sufficient of ourselves. We are bombarded with so many challenges and without God’s help, we are left to die both physically and spiritually.
Since we are full of weaknesses and sin — the need for God’s help is very essential. Mostly we get closer to him to unload us of our heavy burdens. And the good news is that He has already opened His arms to help us.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 22:28-28).
The question here is: have you prepared yourself to stay in the sanctuary of the living God?. Well, the moment you believe in God through His son Christ Jesus then you have the right to be called a child of God.
“But as many, as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name” (John 1:12).
Now, it is clear from the Bible that you can’t go to the father without using the right way. And where can you find the right way?.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
You Need God In Times Of Joy Or Troubles
Whatever the situation that comes your way, it is necessary to seek the face of God through Christ Jesus. Because in Him we can find all the riches and everything including eternal life.
It would be a grave mistake to refuse to put God first in everything you do. The more you make it a practice to draw closer to Him; the more you become successful in almost everything you do.
Even in tough times, there would still be hope found within you. There is nothing impossible for God. So if the connection between you and your creator is very high and effective; why will you be afraid of the Devil or the strangest storm that will blow in your life? You are already under the mighty wings of the Lord. Victory is yours.
The Moment You Decide To Go Back To Him
We may be faulty and undeserved of his forgiveness. But there is the provision of forgiveness when we sin against God. He is ever ready to welcome His lost Children. Maybe you have wandered far away and got lost. His door is always opened.
Yes!, another reason I have made it a point to write this post is seeing someone ask “how can I get closer to God after being misled?.”
Many believers often find themselves in a situation like this and the sense of guilt and dejection hunts them every single day. Well, just like the prodigal son and his compassionate father; God has opened His arms to welcome you.
Just take a bold step and with your renewed mind — get closer to Him. Search for Him wholeheartedly and you will find Him.
Chronicles 15:2-4 was written over 2 thousand years ago to a people just like me and you:
“He [Azariah, the prophet] went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. For a long time, Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. But in their distress, they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought Him, and he was found by them.”
Simple Things To Get You Closer To God
Now, I want to make it known to you that the word of God is a love letter to us. He loves to see you following the instructions in the Bible and applying them in your life. Being a doer of the word alone helps you feel the presence of the Lord in every facet of your life.
To further up — I will give you some of the key steps that will help you get closer to God. In fact, our lives will involve much more, such as:
1. commitment to prayer
Let me highlight the above points to give you more enlightenment. By accepting yourself as a sinner and therefore confessing to turn on anew leaf then make the following a daily practice.
The first thing that should appear in the list is “Regular Bible Study.” I would treat it separately to make you know that it is the very love message that God want you to read and understand his amazing plan for you.
There is nothing you should know that God did not put in the Bible. Absorb the message into your soul and feel the closeness of God in your life.
As it has been recorded in the Holy book that you should pray without ceasing( 1 Thessalonians 5:17); you ought to make it a daily habit. Because to keep a relationship going, there must be regular communication. Prayers happen to be the greatest weapon to fight all your battles. God is just one call away.
I remember talking about having quiet time ideas to give adoration unto the Most High God. You must devote yourself to worship Him with a clear conscience. Be serious enough when you plan to read the Bible every single day. You can do that early in the morning after saying a quick prayer before you set off to works.
You may join other believers to worship God, share the word of God or take part in evangelism. He said where two or three have gathered in my name; there I am available; says our savior Christ Jesus.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
If you belong to any genuine Church, then you must take part in church activities. This will also help you get closer to God. Your mind would always be set on doing things to glorify His name.
4. Worship Him
Jesus said if mankind would fail to worship Him; He can command stones to praise His name.
“He answered them, “I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out” (Luke 19:40).
This places great importance on worshiping God. Praise His Holy name and dedicate your whole life on earth to worship him. Even angels do worship Him day and night. And one of our purposes on this planet is to worship God.
God is a Spirit and you are a Spirit filled being. This means, there is a link which is already available. You only have to activate it through the practices I have listed in the latter part of this post.
I hope this piece has been a blessing to you. God is ready to embrace you with His loving arms. It is your choice to connect with Him all the time. Stay blessed!.