Getting Closer to God Series Part 1This is the first post in a series to help you get closer to God. I am purposely leaving time in between suggestions to allow you to put each idea into practice instead of flooding you with several suggestions at once.
Seek God with All of Your Heart
And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jer 29:13 KJV
This may seem simplistic and it is, but there are two keys I would like to share.
First, you must seek God with ALL of your heart in order for this promise to work. Be honest and ask yourself, when was the last time you really sought after God with ALL of your heart? If you are like most Christians, it was probably some time ago. If it was farther away than yesterday, then I suggest you need to apply this suggestion into your life right now.
Secondly, there is no one right way to seek after God. Most likely the thing or things that popped into your head when you were reading the text above is what God is wanting you to do to seek Him. For some people that will involve going to church, for others that will involve more prayer, but it could be related to Bible reading, praying in tongues, worshipping, service, being still, and the list is almost endless since we are each unique and on an individualized journey with the Lord. So listen to the Holy Spirit as to what exactly to do.Important note: Technically, if you are a born again Christian you already are close to God. The Holy Spirit is living inside of you. How much closer can He get? But there is a place of feeling closer and of getting to know God better. That is what these posts are really all about.
Please share one thing you are planning to do to seek after God with all of your heart.
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