jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)

How to Become Closer to God as a Christian?

  1. Iamsam profile image80
    Iamsamposted 4 years ago

    How to Become Closer to God as a Christian?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    For your faith to grow stronger, we must be in the word of God daily. The more we study, the stronger our faith becomes. And of course, prayer. When studying the Bible we must pray for knowledge and understanding of the word. The more we study, the more God reveals to us. We must also strive to live a life that is pleasing to God as well. Prayer is essential for us to grow. God bless you lamsam!!

  3. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 4 years ago

    Mr. JThomp42 put it excellently. I 2nd his emotion. Also check out some things I've said my sister...

  4. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Start with humility. I tried starting with love, but ego got in the way and muddied the waters.

    Humility is the perfect antidote to ego (selfishness, separateness).

    Humility allows us to study the Bible and to receive answers from God. It allows us to peer below the literal and to see the spirit of scripture.

    Add to utter humility and unconditional love, a burning hunger to know what God has to teach us. This helps us overcome the tendency to return to ego and to return to our attachments in this world. It helps us to overcome our false need to be right (and I'm an expert on that one). That hunger also gives us the energy to dig even deeper in scripture, to find the simplicity that ties it all together. It's there and it really is "love."

    My current understanding is that the Bible is a "Rescue Manual." We are immortals and we have been trapped in this physical world for so many thousands of years, I've lost count.

    When you have humility, love and hunger simmering nicely, add perfect responsibility. When you take 100% responsibility for everything in the world around you, you can never again be a victim. There's no room for blame. This is God's viewpoint. This is Jesus's viewpoint. This is the foundation for all miracles, after you've layered in humility, love and hunger.

    And then, I would add a perfect confidence. This is sometimes called "faith" or even "belief." But I like to distinguish between "belief" and "faith."

    Belief, to me, is imperfect. You ask someone, "What time did you get home last night?" and they reply, "I believe it was 8 PM." They're guessing! They're not sure. Faith is a perfection of confidence. This is the state-of-being held by Peter when he walked on water, before doubt removed the spiritual pregnancy.

    With all of these within you, then do what love would do. Selflessly help others with fearless generosity.