Getting Closer to God Series Part 2This is the second 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. If you missed the first post in this series go here.
Pour Out Your Heart To GodTrust in Him at all times: ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. Ps. 62:8 KJV
A really good explanation of what it looks like to “pour out your heart” to God is in the Treasury of David1. “… lay bare your hearts to him. Turn the vessel of your soul upside down in his secret presence, and let your inmost thoughts, desires, sorrows, and sins be poured out like water. Hide nothing from him, for you can hide nothing. To the Lord unburden your soul…”
Basically, it means to tell God everything. If you are leaving anything back from God then you are not pouring out your heart to Him.
It also looks like this:I poured out my complaint before Him, I shewed before him my trouble. Ps. 142:2 KJV Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands towards him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Lam 2:19 KJV
How to pour out your heart to God
A couple ways to do this that may be helpful to you are to 1) pretend that God is sitting in a chair across from you and talk to Him like He’s really sitting there (He is there with you after all!) and 2) go for a long walk and talk to God like He is walking with you (He is there with you after all!).
I’m sure if you practice this thing of telling God everything on a regular basis you will definitely feel closer to God!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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