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5 Ways To Get Closer To God

God wants a relationship with you. You are His child. He made you in His image and likeness. He loves you so much. It is up to you to carve out time every day to dedicate to Him and deepening your relationship with Him. 


In this article, I will share 5 ways that you can get closer to God. I will also include the YouTube video where I discuss this topic. So, feel free to watch or continue to read below. 


May these 5 ways help to strengthen your relationship with God and bring you closer to Him!




5 WAYS TO GET CLOSER TO GOD:


1.) Pray Daily


“Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13


Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him. Talk to God, listen to Him. Prioritize spending time with Him through developing a daily prayer practice. If you would like some tips on how to do this, I have already shared a blog post and YouTube video on this topic. So be sure to check that out! https://youtu.be/2T-P9LIMR0o


(If you or a loved one are in need of prayer, feel free to fill out our prayer request form on this website. Find comfort in knowing that you have other people of God praying with you. If you would like to help us pray for others in this community, visit our Pray With Us page and add the intentions to your daily prayer practice.)



2.) Read and Study the Bible


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1


Through reading and studying God’s Word, we can get to know Him on a personal level. There is so much wisdom and knowledge available to us through reading the Bible. It's a blessing to have the opportunity to learn from the lessons God shares in this incredible book! 


Taking time every day to read and study the Bible is an important way to get closer to God. You can reflect and meditate on the Word, journal about it and look into the different interpretations of each verse online. There are also Bible study groups that are usually available through churches or different Christian organizations. So, that's always an option for you to consider if that’s something you’d be interested in. 



3.) Obey God and His Word


“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22


It’s very important to not only read and study God’s Word but to also obey it. God is our loving father. His commandments were given to protect us. When we sin we are breaking God’s heart. So, we must try our very best to always obey the commandments and be the best people that we can be. To be like Jesus Christ as much as possible. Living in this way will inevitably bring us closer to God.



4.) Attend Church and Find a Community of Christian Friends


“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25


Attending Mass every week and spending time gathered with people who share your love of God is an incredible way to get closer to Him. At Mass, we hear the Word, sing in worship, and commune with other people of God. (At Catholic Mass, if we’ve received our sacraments, we also get to receive the Eucharist. Which is a life-changing way to get closer to the Lord. All denominations are different but in Catholicism, we prioritize both the Word and the sacraments). 


It’s important to gather with others in faith both at Mass as well as outside of Mass. Having Christian friends who share in your belief will encourage you to continue to walk with Christ. You can support each other in this way.


If you feel alone in your faith, I encourage you to go to your local church. There you will have the opportunity to meet people who share your faith. Churches usually offer Bible study groups, prayer groups and different programs or events where you can meet Christian friends. 


Also, if you are here reading this then perhaps, you’d like to be a part of our community at May We Move Mountains. Join us by subscribing to our YouTube channel and following our social accounts. (These are linked at the top and bottom of our site). We are a growing online community that does our best to share faith-based content and resources with you to help you cultivate a closer connection to God.



5.) Give Gratitude to God and Worship Him


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16


Giving gratitude to God for His blessings, gifts and creation is a fantastic way to get closer to Him. There are many ways to give gratitude to Him. Still, a few examples are spending time in nature (God’s glorious garden), surrounding yourself with religious art, spending time in worship through music (singing, dancing, playing instruments, or simply listening to any songs that bring you closer to Him). I have also shared my Spotify Worship Playlist for anyone who wants to use these songs for their Worship practice. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5fwgySYwRitX6cUKNqN0sA?si=KG_CV9exQBiOKBq_4AVMUg&pi=u-l3TMZxA4SQCC


We are so lucky to be alive, to get to know God, and to love Him. Appreciating God and the gifts that He provides can help us deepen our relationship with Him. He is the one who gave us everything. Truly, we are nothing without Christ. All the glory and praise goes to Him forever and ever!



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