“Pastor, what one thing would you consider the most important thing to do for me to grow in my relationship with God?”
I thought about my own walk with God. I considered others who I respected
that seemed to have a strong, vital relationship with God. Then I also thought
of those who I knew who seemed to struggle with being consistent in their
relationship with God.
a daily time with God. I can’t think of anything that will help a person grow
more in their relationship with God than to daily spend time with Him.
Jesus talked about this in John 15 where He talks about abiding or remaining in Him.
At least 7 times in just 4 verses Jesus mentions the importance of remaining, abiding in Him. Without that constant connection with Christ we will wither. To daily spend time with Christ will enable you as a believer to be fruitful.
-Find a quiet place to just be alone with God. A place where you will not be interrupted.
-Acknowledge who God is and just begin to worship Him. -Thank Him for all He has done for you.
-Appreciate Him and just let Him know how
much you love Him.
-Daily read from His Word.
-Come expecting God to speak to you through
His Word and by His Spirit.
The Bible is more than just another book. It is the inspired Word of God. God will take His Word and use it to make known His will, His plan and His purpose for your life.
Daily make prayer a normal part of
your life. Prayer is simply you and God
talking with each other. Don’t just talk
to God or at God but give the Lord an
opportunity to talk to you. The Holy
Spirit comes to guide you
and comfort you.
Developing a daily time of being with God through His Word, through worship and prayer
will do wonders in helping a person grow in their relationship and walk with God.