Being close to God is a relationship, not a religion. We can’t earn it or take it for granted, but we can develop it through faith and obedience. Here are some ways that you can get closer to God as a Christian:
Section 1: Prayer – Ask God to reveal His will to you and speak with Him regularly throughout the day. He’ll give you guidance in everything from how to pray (and what to pray) all the way up through the big decisions of life.
Section 2: Scripture Study – Read your Bible every day! There are tons of tools out there like online reading plans, apps that sync with your phone calendar so you don’t forget about them, etc. Find what works best for you and stick with it!
Section 3: Giving – Giving is one of those things that seems so easy when you’re looking at it from an outside perspective (“Oh hey cool I just gave away half my salary one day”). But when our own needs are pressing down on us? Don’t worry – Jesus has already spoken about this topic too! He says in Mark 14:7-9 “For even though I have been very busy with work for My Father’s Kingdom during my life on earth, I have never neglected doing good deeds among yourselves.” So if you’ve been feeling guilty about giving lately? That’s normal! Just remember that Jesus was no less holy than us while He walked this earth…but He still gave away half his income every year!”
How To Get Closer To God As A Christian
Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. Prayer can be your friend when you’re feeling lonely or in need. It’s also a way to show God how much you love him, and it helps develop your relationship with him.
Also, prayer doesn’t have to be boring! There are lots of different ways that Christians pray: they might use candles and incense; they might kneel down; they might bow their heads and close their eyes; they might use music as part of their prayer time. This can all help make prayer more meaningful for you on an emotional level, so make sure that even if you don’t feel like praying right now (or don’t know what else to say), at least try something new once in a while!
2. Study the Word of God
There are many different types of study that you can do with the Bible. You may want to read it on your own, study the Bible in a community with others, or even use a variety of resources to learn more about what you’re reading.
- Read the Bible on your own. Once you’ve finished studying a book in-depth, try reading through another book that interests you. You can also choose certain sections from different books and focus on those instead of trying to read through every part of all 66 books in one sitting.
- With other people: This can include family members or friends who are interested in practicing their faith with others, small groups within churches where members gather together for fellowship and worship, online groups (like ours!), or even mentors who help guide new Christians along their spiritual journey by teaching them biblical truths through their personal experience as well as scripture passages used for guidance purposes only—not law!
- Listen to God. This is important because he created you and knows what’s best for you.
- Listen to other Christians. They can teach you about God, share their experiences with him, and give advice that will help you grow closer to him.
- Listen to the world around you. Pay attention to lessons from nature, literature, and art that point toward greater power in the universe than yourself; they may help reveal the nature of God that exists beyond human comprehension or perception.
- Listen to your heart when making decisions about religion; if something doesn’t feel right when considering it, don’t do it!
The Bible says that “faith without works is dead.” (James 2:17) This means that if you have faith but don’t show it by your actions, then your faith isn’t real. Giving is a way to demonstrate your love for God and give thanks for what he has done in your life. It’s also a way to show your gratitude for his promises, his faithfulness, and his steadfast love towards you. Giving can be seen as an act of trust; trusting that God will provide what you need even if it isn’t exactly what you want at this very moment.
Giving also shows your hope in God; hoping that something good will come out of whatever situation is currently weighing on your mind or heart right now. It’s believing there is more good than bad happening around us every day—and wanting those good things to happen even more often than they do now!
5. Worship & Celebrate
As you begin to grow closer to God, worship and celebration are two essential ways to express your love for and gratitude toward God.
Worship is a way of expressing love for God. It comes from the deepest parts of our being, where we connect with the heart of God through praise and thanksgiving. Worship begins with an awareness of who He is—the Creator, Savior, Redeemer, Healer, and Provider—and it flows through us into words that declare His faithfulness. As we lift up these words in prayerful praise (“Thank You!”), they become more than just sounds; they carry power into our lives as well as into heaven itself (Hebrews 13:15). The first word spoken after Jesus rose from the dead was “Father!” He was praising His heavenly Father!
6. Christian life is a journey toward God
As a Christian, your life is a journey toward God. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy things and have fun along the way. But it does mean that your purpose in life is to become more like Jesus, who was sinless and perfect.
As you grow closer to God, your love for him will grow stronger too. He’s not just an idea or a concept – he’s real! You can talk to him about anything because he understands what it means to be human better than anyone else does (even though he has no faults).
In conclusion, I hope this post gave you some insight into how to get closer to God as a Christian. It’s important to remember that we are not perfect and we don’t always know the right thing to do, but if we try our best and keep following him, then he will guide us along the way. As always, he is there for us no matter what happens on Earth!