That sets your intention and focus. The rest is a matter of taking regular baby steps towards God and being open to what happens. Lewis expresses much more eloquently in the quote at the top of this post. If you want to build a relationship with God, you have to go, metaphorically, to where God is and place yourself in His presence. Only in that way can you receive the gifts He wants to give you. God is not going to knock you over to get closer to you. We have the freedom to invite Him into our lives or not. You might not even feel anything at all at first. Think of building a relationship with God just as you would a relationship with anyone else.
Suppose you wanted to get to know a certain person better. The way you would do that is the way you can approach your relationship with God:. If you identify with one form more than another, by all means, use that in your visualization of God. Make these six steps regular practices, and expect it to take time.
Even with earthly friends, some days you feel closer to them than others. True friendships surpass the day-to-day vagaries of emotion. Lewis have all been meaningful to me in understanding how to build a relationship with God. Thank you. Lovely post, Elizabeth. I especially like your 4 above — God speaks volumes to all of us, but sometimes, some of us are too busy to listen. God is present in so many wonderful ways, and He is always with us.
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You are so right, Karen. I would like to begin by first saying thank you. I have found this site very insightful and helpful. I think throughout my journey to know God the key thing that I have found to be of paramount importance is consistency. Without being consistent I have found myself being frustrated and being in a state of not understanding my purpose in life. You also mentioned this when you said, to try and make these steps above a regular practice.
I believe through being consistent only then will we start to believe and see the manifestations of God. Thank you, Oyin, for this very helpful comment. You are absolutely right, Debra. Thanks for this important reminder. I like that your message is down to earth. I also very much like your book suggestions. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. One was the notion that even spiritual giants maybe especially spiritual giants experience periods of spiritual dry spells in which they feel God has abandoned them.
Thank you so much for visiting, reading, and commenting, Tochukwu! I hope folks will click on the link embedded in your name to read your own take on this important spiritual question. Blessings to you in your own ministry. Hello Elizabeth God bless you for this good work….. I was depressed, after going through this post have been enlightened. In my relationship with God, I spent many years not turning on the radio in my truck but instead of turning to the spiritual frequency of the Holy Spirit and doing nothing but talking and listening to God. Not even putting on praise music, but just talking and listening to God; Inviting His presence to come to where I was and hang out with me.
I just spent time being one with God. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. This is very important because most of us think or have been taught that Jesus did the things He did because He was God and knew the outcome. That in some way He was operating out of His Divinity. But according to this scripture and others, He was following the lead of God the Father, and not acting out of his own volition.
He modeled how God loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with us, and he modeled how to have a relationship with God. As believers, we are called to a place of intimacy with God. It was not just to save your backsides from Hell that Jesus died, but it was to establish a way for God to be intimate with us and for us to be intimate with God. And what was that doorway, that avenue, that cell tower so to say, that God provided so that we could be intimate?
But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
Since I live, you also will live. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them. If you are uncomfortable or resistant or scared of this precious 3rd person of the Godhead, then you have some serious time ahead of you on your knees. He chose the method and relationship we must nurture and establish.
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If you set out in your heart that you want to be as intimate as humanly possible with God, you will get to the point that you will love the way and method He has chosen. If you would like to know how to start a relationship with God. I recommend you go to the Peace With God website. They will show you how to take your first step in building a relationship with God.
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