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!!
Mr. JThomp42 put it excellently. I 2nd his emotion. Also check out some things I've said my sister...
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.
by gabgirl12 6 years ago
If God is omnipresent, why do you say you need to get 'closer' to him like he's far away? If you accept Jesus into your heart, getting closer to him invalidates the moment of conversion.
by pettidee456 7 years ago
Do Fasting For God draw us closer to God?
by LailaK 6 years ago
Getting close to GodHow do you get closer to God in order to feel his presence near you? What do you do to maintain a close relationship with God? How do you force yourself to stay on the right track that God set for you without swaying away from it? How do you reach a high status of spiritual and...
by hecate-horus 6 years ago
Don't you think it's silly to debate about the existance of God?It's called Faith people! You either have it or you don't. I'm sick of seeing all these questions and forums about proofing the existance of a Supreme Being. It's a waste of time and effort.
by janesix 5 years ago
Especially the vocal ones, like the ones we all know on HP. Atheism is just a stage you go through before you truly find God. That's one of the reasons I love you guys so much.
by Robie Benve 6 years ago
Did you give up something for Lent?If yes: What is it, and why do you think it's important?
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