How can I have a closer relationship with God?
Here's the answer:
You can grow closer to God by worshiping Him, praying, confessing your sins, reading the Bible, going to church, and living in obedience to Him.
It is great that you want to have a closer relationship with God! God wants to have a closer relationship with you too. There are several things you can do to have a closer relationship with God.
- Pray – When you pray to God, you should talk to Him just like you would talk to your friend. You can confess any bad things you have done and share about your day with Him.
- Listen – Listen to God by reading your Bible and thinking about what it says. God guides us through His Word.
- Learn – If you are able to go to church or learn from other Christians, do so! Soak up all the instruction you can. At church, you will also learn to worship God and serve Him.
- Obey – Living in obedience to God’s commands is an important part of making your relationship with Him closer. Going to church will help you learn more about God and deepen your relationship with Him.
"This is how you should pray. 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come. May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is done in heaven'" (Matthew 6:9-10).
"So obey God. Stand up to the devil. He will run away from you. Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Make your hearts pure, you who can’t make up your minds" (James 4:7-8).
"Jesus replied, 'Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them. We will come to them and make our home with them'" (John 14:23).