A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
First thing, you gotta (re)dedicate your life to God by believing in his son Jesus Christ in order to have a “Closer relationship with God.”
So yea, repeat after me…
"I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised him from the dead.
I am saved!"
Romans 10:9 NLT
YAY! You literally just completed step number 1 out of 6 which is:
Salvation - This is the easiest best decision you could ever make and it only gets better from here. Some of you may be saying, “I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord & Savior years ago.” Sis, I feel you. But as much as we sin and fall short, we need to be (re)dedicating our lives back to Christ on a daily basis honey. Romans 10:9
Confess - Habitual sin separates us from God. It also causes one to experience spiritual death. However, confessing and repenting for our sins pleases God and activates the promise of forgiveness he longs to grant us. As we know from our earthly relationships, confession and forgiveness followed by CHANGED BEHAVIOR has the power to restore and remove barriers. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Study - God has the ability to communicate with us however he please. (Hence the talking donkey in Numbers 22:28.) But one of the most undoubtedly ways you will recognize his voice is by reading and meditating upon his word daily. Ask God to give you wisdom and understanding as you're reading his word. His sweet spirit will point out exactly what he desires to reveal to you in that moment. Joshua 1:8
Pray - Praying to God is the best conversation you could ever have, in life chile. I mean you get to say everything you want without anyone interrupting you. No one is going to judge you or frown at you while you're spilling your truths. You would totally feel understood and like you're being heard. Oh and you can bet your life savings that something will be done about the concerns you're presenting. 1 John 5:14
Fellowship - “And it is impossible to please God without faith.” Hebrews 11:6 NLT “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” Romans 10:17 NLT “And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14 NLT “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 NLT ||Soooo, yea! Clearly we need to fellowship more! Email me to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org||
Obedience - “And you are my friends, if you obey me.” John 15:14 NLT || I would hate to pass God that note that used to float around Elementary school with the dreadful question, “Will you be or Are you my friend? Check Yes or No”… and God check NO… CHILLEEEE! What a slow and torturous death that would be. If you think about it, I mean really think about it, it’s much easier to do what God tells us to do than it is to run. I don’t know about you, but that Holy Ghost conviction be on a whole ‘notha level when operating outside the will of God. So let’s be a better friend to God! The same way we want him to keep dropping them friendly blessings.