How to Get Closer to God?


Glory be to God, my Lord and savior Jesus Christ! Welcome to Salt and light Commission!  God—the creator of everything big and small from the vastness of space to the smallest atom in your body, He made it.  Mankind has been trying to get closer to God ever since the Garden of Eden.  So today I’m going to give you 5 simple steps on how to get closer with God today.  Number five will probably shock many of you.  So let’s get in to it.

 

The first thing you need to do is, Pray Multiple Times a Day. Most people if you ask them how many times a day do they pray, will give you the 3 times a day answer.  Before every meal.  And that is a good start, but one should desire to pray constantly through out the day.  The answer should be: I lost count.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Praying constantly is God’s will for us. Praying is how we communicate with God and how God communicates with us in our spirit. We don’t have to use certain words to get God to listen.  We can talk with God as you talk to your friend.  You can talk to him about your day, good or bad.  You can pour your heart out to Him in sorrow or in joy.  He wants to hear from you.  And because of the sacrifice Jesus did we can come boldly to God in pray, just a broken as we are.

 

The second thing you need to do to get closer to God is you need to Read your Bible Multiple Times a Day. For me I like to spend the first part of my day reading God’s word.  And then periodically through the day. The Bible is God’s words recorded for us.  It’s a love letter to us.  He shows us his character.  And it’s a guide for lots of the situations we may face in life.  God’s word is food to the spirit.  I used to be the type of person that dusted off his bible for Sunday and after church laid it down for the week.  That’s not how we are supposed to be if the word is food for the spirit, I was starving my spirit, only feeding it once a week.  How strong would you be if you ate only one meal once a week?

 

And we should do more than just read it, which brings me to the third thing we need to do to draw closer to God, Meditate on His Word.

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

That verse tells us why we should meditate on the word…or to always think on the word of God after we read it (…on your lips…). In order for us to be doers of the word and not just hearer.   What good does it do us if we know the right thing to do, because we hear that it is right, but then go on to do the wrong thing?  It doesn’t make sense.

 

The fourth thing that we need to do to get closer with God is to Fellowship with Like minded Individuals.   Church is a good place to start.  It’s a community that shares the same goals and desires.  You can draw strength from stronger members within your church family.  You can ask them questions and they may be able to point you in the right direction.

But this doesn’t have to be a church, it could be a group that you can be apart of that focuses on building a relationship with God.

 

And truthfully there is one bigger step to mention. Last but certainly not least.  The most important step that you need to take in order to get closer to God.  And it should actually be the first thing to do.  The fifth thing is, Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Jesus was very clear when He said in John 14:6 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Many a people out there that are trying to get closer to God have bypassed getting to know Jesus as Lord. He sacrificed everything for you, so you can be close to God—close to Him.   You don’t need a priest and a confessional, you can do it right where you are!  When you confess that Jesus is Lord and you believe in everything He says about who He is and what He did, you are now a Child of God.  And that in itself is a giant step closer to God!

 

So, there you have it, 5 simple steps to take in order to get closer to your Creator.   He wants that.  Like any relationship you must spend time with that person.  If you are married or dating, or have dated, you know that the only way to get close to that person is to spend time with that person.  To know what they like and what they don’t like.  To know their character or personality.  Getting closer to God is no different.  Spend time in his word as often as possible and I guarantee you will get closer to God.

Read my other post on seeking God’s Face to help you expand on this topic…Here

Now I want to hear from you. Do you think I missed a step or added too many steps?  Write in the comments below and set me straight. I ‘d love to hear from you.  And if you want prayer to become a child of God, I’d love to pray with you send me a message and we can pray together.  Be blessed and Remember you are the salt and light of the world.

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0 0

110 Replies to “How to Get Closer to God?”

  1. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  2. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m
    having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  3. I am just writing to make you be aware of of the nice experience my princess enjoyed using yuor web blog. She learned such a lot of issues, most notably how it is like to have a great coaching mood to make the mediocre ones quite simply understand some tricky topics. You undoubtedly did more than her expected results. Thanks for producing these practical, safe, informative and even fun thoughts on your topic to Ethel.

  4. I precisely desired to say thanks yet again. I’m not certain what I would’ve tried without the creative concepts provided by you directly on my concern. Previously it was the intimidating dilemma for me, but looking at a new well-written technique you processed the issue made me to weep for fulfillment. Now i am happy for the advice and then sincerely hope you know what a great job you are always carrying out instructing many people thru your web site. More than likely you haven’t come across any of us.

  5. Needed to put you a little bit of word so as to thank you very much yet again relating to the exceptional solutions you have documented in this case. This has been certainly tremendously generous of you to deliver easily precisely what many of us would have made available for an electronic book to help make some dough for their own end, specifically now that you might well have tried it if you ever wanted. These good tips in addition worked as the fantastic way to be sure that other people online have similar dreams just as my very own to understand many more around this condition. I’m sure there are millions of more fun situations ahead for individuals who read through your blog.

  6. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  7. My spouse and i got very satisfied when Ervin could finish off his researching from your precious recommendations he grabbed using your web pages. It is now and again perplexing just to be offering instructions which usually the rest have been selling. And we also understand we have got the writer to give thanks to for that. Those illustrations you have made, the easy blog menu, the friendships you make it easier to foster – it’s most incredible, and it is leading our son in addition to the family imagine that the theme is pleasurable, which is certainly extremely pressing. Many thanks for all the pieces!

  8. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  9. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  10. I as well as my guys came analyzing the excellent advice from the website then before long developed a terrible feeling I had not thanked the web blog owner for those secrets. All of the young boys were consequently happy to study all of them and have now extremely been making the most of them. Appreciate your really being really considerate as well as for pick out this kind of fine subject areas millions of individuals are really desirous to learn about. My personal sincere regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.

  11. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  12. I and also my guys were found to be analyzing the excellent information and facts found on the website and then unexpectedly got a terrible feeling I had not thanked the site owner for those strategies. All of the ladies appeared to be as a consequence joyful to read them and have in effect in fact been tapping into these things. I appreciate you for being simply kind and then for choosing some nice subject matter millions of individuals are really desperate to know about. Our own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

  13. I would like to show my thanks to the writer just for bailing me out of such a condition. After looking throughout the search engines and seeing notions which were not pleasant, I figured my entire life was over. Being alive minus the answers to the difficulties you’ve fixed by means of your good short post is a crucial case, as well as ones that could have in a wrong way damaged my career if I had not come across your blog post. The skills and kindness in touching all the pieces was useful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not come across such a step like this. I’m able to at this point relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for this expert and results-oriented guide. I won’t be reluctant to recommend your site to anybody who needs guide about this topic.

  14. I’m just writing to let you be aware of what a useful discovery my wife’s daughter enjoyed reading your site. She discovered so many details, which include what it is like to have a marvelous giving spirit to let many others without problems learn a variety of tortuous matters. You really did more than our own expectations. Thank you for offering these effective, trusted, explanatory and in addition cool tips on that topic to Julie.

  15. I want to show my appreciation to this writer just for rescuing me from such a dilemma. As a result of looking through the internet and seeing solutions that were not pleasant, I believed my life was gone. Being alive without the presence of strategies to the issues you’ve fixed by means of your good short article is a crucial case, as well as the kind that could have negatively affected my career if I hadn’t come across your blog post. Your primary know-how and kindness in playing with all the stuff was excellent. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t encountered such a thing like this. I am able to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thank you so much for this professional and result oriented help. I will not think twice to refer your web blog to any person who wants and needs guidance about this subject.

  16. I as well as my friends have already been viewing the best procedures from your site while at once got a horrible feeling I never thanked you for those strategies. Those young boys are already as a result very interested to see them and have now sincerely been having fun with them. We appreciate you really being well thoughtful and also for making a decision on this sort of awesome subject areas millions of individuals are really eager to be aware of. My personal honest regret for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  17. A lot of thanks for all your valuable efforts on this web page. Gloria loves doing research and it is obvious why. Almost all know all about the compelling way you create both interesting and useful tips and hints on the blog and even boost response from website visitors on this concept so our girl has been discovering a great deal. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the year. You are performing a fantastic job.

  18. My spouse and i have been so glad when Louis could finish off his research from the precious recommendations he received when using the web pages. It is now and again perplexing to simply choose to be giving out methods some others could have been making money from. We acknowledge we now have you to be grateful to because of that. The main illustrations you have made, the easy website navigation, the friendships you will help engender – it’s got many fantastic, and it’s making our son in addition to the family consider that this concept is brilliant, and that’s incredibly mandatory. Thanks for the whole thing!

  19. There are definitely a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a great level to deliver up. I supply the ideas above as normal inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you deliver up the place an important factor can be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round issues like that, but I am positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both boys and girls feel the affect of only a moment抯 pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  20. I really wanted to construct a quick note in order to appreciate you for all of the great guides you are giving out at this site. My time intensive internet lookup has now been recognized with professional facts and techniques to talk about with my best friends. I ‘d say that we website visitors are quite lucky to dwell in a superb community with very many special professionals with interesting solutions. I feel very privileged to have discovered the webpage and look forward to so many more awesome moments reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  21. My husband and i felt so cheerful that Chris managed to complete his web research with the precious recommendations he made through your web page. It is now and again perplexing just to be freely giving methods which usually others might have been trying to sell. Therefore we figure out we have the blog owner to be grateful to for this. The specific explanations you made, the simple website navigation, the relationships you can assist to engender – it’s all wonderful, and it is facilitating our son and us feel that the topic is interesting, and that’s extraordinarily important. Thank you for everything!

  22. I simply had to say thanks all over again. I’m not certain the things that I could possibly have followed in the absence of the tactics revealed by you regarding that theme. It actually was an absolute depressing concern in my position, but coming across the very skilled way you resolved that took me to cry for happiness. I am happy for your information and as well , hope you comprehend what an amazing job your are undertaking teaching some other people by way of your blog post. I am certain you haven’t come across all of us.

  23. I enjoy you because of each of your work on this site. My aunt really likes engaging in investigations and it’s really easy to understand why. We all notice all about the lively mode you create very important information on this web blog and in addition attract contribution from others on this subject so our favorite simple princess has always been understanding a whole lot. Enjoy the rest of the year. You are carrying out a splendid job.

  24. I happen to be writing to let you be aware of what a amazing discovery our daughter obtained going through your web site. She came to understand too many issues, including what it is like to possess an ideal teaching nature to let a number of people without problems know various impossible things. You actually surpassed people’s expectations. Thanks for imparting those necessary, dependable, revealing and even easy thoughts on this topic to Mary.

  25. I am usually to running a blog and i actually recognize your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information.

  26. I needed to create you a tiny observation so as to say thanks a lot once again relating to the splendid pointers you’ve contributed on this site. This is quite strangely open-handed of people like you to supply unreservedly precisely what a few individuals would have advertised for an e-book in order to make some cash for themselves, most importantly now that you could have done it if you ever desired. The points likewise acted to provide a fantastic way to comprehend other people online have the identical dreams just like mine to know lots more on the subject of this problem. I’m sure there are many more pleasant occasions ahead for folks who looked at your blog.

  27. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  28. I wish to convey my appreciation for your kind-heartedness for those people that really want help with the subject matter. Your very own dedication to getting the message throughout appeared to be astonishingly insightful and have consistently enabled girls like me to arrive at their aims. This informative guidelines means this much to me and far more to my office workers. Many thanks; from all of us.

  29. Needed to create you one tiny note just to say thanks once again for these splendid basics you’ve discussed in this case. It has been quite wonderfully generous of you to offer freely all some people could possibly have distributed for an electronic book to generate some money for their own end, primarily considering the fact that you might well have tried it if you considered necessary. These good tips also acted to become a good way to know that other individuals have a similar dream just as my own to realize a great deal more with regard to this issue. I am certain there are numerous more pleasant situations up front for folks who check out your blog post.

  30. I must get across my appreciation for your kind-heartedness supporting women who really want guidance on the subject. Your personal dedication to passing the solution all through came to be unbelievably insightful and has continuously helped individuals just like me to realize their endeavors. Your new interesting information entails a whole lot to me and especially to my office workers. Warm regards; from everyone of us.

  31. I would like to show appreciation to you for rescuing me from this instance. Just after looking through the world wide web and coming across notions which were not pleasant, I was thinking my entire life was done. Being alive devoid of the strategies to the problems you have resolved by way of your good site is a serious case, as well as the ones that would have adversely affected my career if I had not discovered your website. Your primary capability and kindness in taking care of all the stuff was helpful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t discovered such a solution like this. I’m able to at this point look forward to my future. Thanks a lot so much for your expert and amazing help. I will not hesitate to recommend your web page to anybody who would like counselling about this matter.

  32. I must show appreciation to the writer for bailing me out of this issue. Right after browsing throughout the online world and getting tips which are not beneficial, I was thinking my life was well over. Living without the presence of solutions to the issues you’ve fixed as a result of your good article is a critical case, and the kind that might have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I hadn’t noticed your web site. The understanding and kindness in dealing with all areas was vital. I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I can now relish my future. Thanks so much for this expert and results-oriented help. I won’t think twice to propose the sites to any person who would need direction on this matter.

  33. My wife and i felt comfortable when John managed to do his analysis through the entire precious recommendations he came across from your site. It is now and again perplexing to just find yourself making a gift of things that many many people could have been making money from. And now we recognize we now have the blog owner to give thanks to for this. The main illustrations you made, the simple blog menu, the relationships your site make it easier to create – it’s many incredible, and it’s assisting our son in addition to the family recognize that the idea is exciting, and that is really mandatory. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  34. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  35. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an extremely special opportunity to read articles and blog posts from this web site. It really is so superb and jam-packed with a good time for me and my office mates to visit your site at the least three times in one week to study the new items you have got. And indeed, I’m certainly fascinated with all the spectacular knowledge you serve. Certain two tips in this posting are unequivocally the best we have all had.

  36. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  37. I wanted to put you this tiny word to finally thank you so much once again for your personal wonderful things you have discussed above. This has been simply wonderfully generous of you to deliver easily what exactly a lot of people could have offered as an e book to end up making some cash for their own end, chiefly given that you might well have tried it in the event you desired. These basics likewise worked like a good way to know that other individuals have the identical eagerness just like mine to learn somewhat more on the topic of this matter. I am certain there are thousands of more enjoyable periods ahead for individuals that go through your blog post.

  38. I intended to send you the bit of observation to finally thank you so much the moment again for all the spectacular solutions you have shared on this page. It has been so extremely open-handed of people like you to convey easily what a number of people could possibly have offered for an electronic book to get some profit for their own end, even more so seeing that you might well have tried it in the event you decided. These advice additionally served to be a good way to fully grasp most people have the same passion just like mine to figure out more regarding this matter. I know there are some more pleasurable sessions in the future for people who scan your blog post.

  39. My spouse and i felt absolutely joyous Raymond could deal with his preliminary research with the precious recommendations he came across from your own site. It is now and again perplexing to just always be handing out concepts which the others may have been selling. We figure out we have got the writer to thank because of that. The type of illustrations you made, the simple website navigation, the relationships you aid to instill – it’s got all remarkable, and it’s assisting our son in addition to us feel that this issue is cool, which is extraordinarily indispensable. Many thanks for all!

  40. I and my buddies were actually checking the good techniques found on the blog while all of the sudden got an awful feeling I had not thanked the blog owner for those secrets. All of the guys ended up for this reason thrilled to study all of them and already have in truth been taking pleasure in these things. Thanks for truly being indeed kind and for choosing such great themes most people are really eager to understand about. Our own sincere regret for not expressing gratitude to earlier.

  41. Thanks so much for giving everyone an exceptionally remarkable chance to discover important secrets from this website. It is usually so excellent and packed with amusement for me and my office peers to visit your blog nearly 3 times in 7 days to learn the newest guides you have got. And indeed, we are always amazed concerning the sensational tricks you serve. Some 4 tips on this page are easily the best I’ve ever had.

  42. Thanks for your entire work on this blog. Ellie loves doing investigation and it’s really easy to see why. A lot of people hear all relating to the powerful medium you render functional tactics by means of your web site and even welcome contribution from visitors on the area of interest while our simple princess is really learning a great deal. Enjoy the remaining portion of the year. Your doing a tremendous job.

  43. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  44. I intended to post you that very small observation so as to thank you very much yet again with your great strategies you’ve provided here. It’s certainly seriously open-handed with you to deliver freely what exactly most of us might have supplied as an e-book in making some profit on their own, notably considering that you might well have done it in case you considered necessary. The creative ideas also served like a easy way to recognize that someone else have the identical zeal like mine to figure out many more when it comes to this matter. I know there are a lot more pleasant times in the future for individuals that looked at your blog.

  45. I simply needed to thank you very much once more. I am not sure what I would’ve implemented without those methods documented by you concerning such a problem. Completely was the depressing issue for me personally, however , observing a new professional approach you processed that forced me to leap over happiness. I am just happy for the guidance and hope that you are aware of a great job you were undertaking training others by way of your webblog. Most probably you have never encountered any of us.

  46. I want to point out my appreciation for your kind-heartedness for those people who must have assistance with this important concept. Your personal dedication to passing the message all-around has been exceedingly important and have constantly permitted some individuals like me to realize their endeavors. Your new important instruction means much a person like me and far more to my colleagues. Thanks a ton; from everyone of us.

  47. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  48. I wish to show my gratitude for your kindness for individuals that require guidance on this one subject matter. Your very own dedication to getting the message all around appears to be really good and has in every case empowered ladies much like me to realize their objectives. Your personal invaluable help and advice indicates much to me and somewhat more to my colleagues. Thanks a lot; from all of us.

  49. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  50. I want to express appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this problem. Right after browsing through the online world and obtaining opinions which were not beneficial, I believed my entire life was done. Living devoid of the approaches to the problems you have resolved by means of your good write-up is a critical case, and the ones that would have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t encountered your site. Your good capability and kindness in dealing with all the stuff was helpful. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a subject like this. I can at this time look forward to my future. Thank you so much for your high quality and effective guide. I will not think twice to recommend the blog to any individual who would need guidance on this situation.

  51. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  52. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  53. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  54. I really wanted to make a note so as to say thanks to you for those amazing instructions you are giving out on this website. My time intensive internet lookup has finally been rewarded with extremely good strategies to write about with my pals. I ‘d believe that most of us readers actually are truly blessed to live in a fabulous website with very many lovely professionals with great strategies. I feel quite grateful to have encountered your entire webpages and look forward to many more excellent moments reading here. Thanks once again for everything.

  55. I have to voice my gratitude for your kindness supporting those who must have help on this particular concept. Your personal dedication to passing the message around turned out to be unbelievably beneficial and has truly allowed men and women like me to arrive at their objectives. Your personal valuable tips and hints signifies much to me and additionally to my mates. Regards; from each one of us.

  56. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  57. Thanks for your entire hard work on this web page. Gloria really loves going through investigation and it’s really simple to grasp why. Most people know all regarding the dynamic way you create important guidelines on your web blog and therefore strongly encourage contribution from some other people on the concern and our favorite child is understanding so much. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one performing a fabulous job.

  58. I just want to say I am very new to blogs and truly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You amazingly come with superb articles and reviews. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  59. How long does a copyright last on newspaper articles?. . If a service copies newspapers articles and then posts it in a database on the Internet, is there also a copyright on the Internet content?.

  60. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

  61. I just want to mention I’m all new to blogs and certainly savored you’re web site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You surely have good writings. Appreciate it for sharing your web page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *