5 Tips for Deepening Your Relationship with GodFriday, November 15, 2013
It is the same in our relationship with the Lord. We want to get to know Him and develop that bond into something deep, meaningful and lasting. But how do we accomplish that when God is not tangible?
Fortunately, God has provided many ways! Below I’ve listed 5 tips for deepening your relationship with the Lord. This list is by no means complete, but it shows some of the ways that I’ve come to know Him and deepen our bond.
1. Develop Your Prayer Life
As in any relationship, communication is of key importance! Prayer is a relationship building form of communication with our Creator. Through prayer our innermost thoughts and desires are shared as well as our thanks and praises to the One who made us. As a result of this intimate form of communication, our relationship with God develops and our bond is strengthened.
2. Get to Know His Character
Though we speak to God through prayer, one way God communicates to us is through His Word. Reading and meditating on scripture every day, is a wonderful habit to form. The more familiar we become with it, the more familiar we’ll become with Him. And, as we get to know God’s character from the pages of our Bible that will enable us to more easily recognize His voice and presence in our lives.
3. Seek to Please Him
In our relationships with those we love, we long to please them and do things to make them happy. Shouldn’t we want to make God happy, too? God’s way is always the best way! When we submit our wills to God, choosing to obey Him rather than following our own sinful inclinations, we will please Him! Obeying God’s instructions is a great way to please Him because it expresses our love and respect for Him in a real and tangible way!
4. Make God Your Priority
Relationships with the people in our lives need time and attention to develop and grow. Likewise, when we seek to be near God and invest quality time in our relationship, we will be rewarded with the blessing of a flourishing relationship with Him.
5. Worship Him
Worship is an expression of our love of God and comes in many forms. It is not just the singing of praises through song and music, it is the way we live out our lives seeking to bring Him honor and glory. Worship is not only the attitude of our hearts, it is the outward manifestation of our love of God.