Here are some ways to approach your own relationships with gentleness. Seeking to Serve More Jesus said that He came not to be served but to serve Matthew 20:28. Read Luke: 15 for understanding God's grace and forgiveness. They were upholding sound doctrine. Might He walk in on us a second time, just like He did with His disciples? It has to be something that you do for others, diligently. Ad So how do these doctrines bring the Mormons closer to Jesus Christ? Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation Related Topics: Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. If you find yourself focusing on negatives, redirect your thoughts to Jesus and the promise of heaven.
I wish for a happy, trouble-free life! I read out of the Old Testament and New Testament every morning. Talk to them about questions you have. Christian doctrine is composed of teachings which are to be handed on through instruction and proclamation. Visit with a believing friend and ask for prayer. Finally, a closer relationship with God is built upon a life of obedience. There are lots of ways to go about this, from praying to and praising God formally or informally, to reading the Bible. Your article was very helpful! Prayer Journal: write our your prayers, your dialogue with God and see how He answers them.
How does the Holy Spirit do this? Just as an orange tree bears oranges, not thistles, so a Christian produces Christlikeness. In , she uses the example of windsurfing to show the importance of patience, endurance and divine guidance. You can't put more water in it or it will overflow. The thing I love most about How to Grow is that Dash approaches spiritual discipleship holistically. What are you looking to accomplish spiritually? God wants to work with us, He wants to get real faith out of us, because without faith it's impossible to please God Hebrews 11:16. We long to grow closer to God, but what does that look like? Doing this is very hard because you're starting a habit you've never fully committed to in your whole life, but you can tell God it's hard and He will give you encouragement. If you do this, you will probably find yourself talking to God more and more.
And before each one, study what their meaning is and how they will affect your walk with Jesus. Be strong and courageous--for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go! How can we, His people, fail to respond? You need to see what is in your heart. You may have been struggling with something like this lately. Set a boundary time and pray for the Holy spirit humbly. Jesus says that we will glorify God when we bear much fruit.
Your posts have made being closer to God and finally finding the way to His arms even easier for me. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. But without a plan, growth will remain an aspiration instead of a reality. We can grow at a faster rate in community because we are able to share our experiences with one another and hold each other accountable. Get it and start incorporating it into your morning routine! Have a nice day and God bless! Prayer is much more than simply a way to ask God for things we need or want. If you lie, you are only lying to yourself because He already knows the truth.
Patience Living in this fast-paced world can give you a short fuse. I hunger for Him and to know Christ better. To know the miraculous you have to first be in a mess. I can identify with so many of the words you have written. God bless you for bringing this online growth for everyone. What are some simple ways to grow closer to Christ this Christmas? Check out this post on. You could remain in bed in the silence, think about God and listen to his delicate voice.
Sometimes we ask forgiveness so we can receive His blessings; instead of truly seeking God for God, we seek God for his blessings. Children love new experiences and adventures. His greatest joy is inspiring others. So, through confession, Bible study, prayer, regular church attendance, and obedience, we can develop a closer relationship with God. The bible tells us to ask and it will be given to us Matthew 7:7 , so pray over your purpose and He will surely show you, my friend! I gotten to the stage of not using it during Sacrament meeting, I have room for improvement, If I can do it, anyone can.
In , Billy Graham talks about whether world peace is possible. This will assist your own faith to grow stronger, especially when two or more persons are gathered, praying and hoping for God's guidance. Luther once said that to progress is always to begin again. I know and believe in Jesus Christ with all of my heart. .
Jesus associates obedience with our experiencing full joy in Him John 15:10-11. Get some Christians around you who know how to pray to help you battle to do what is right. Recognize that when you pray, understand your feelings, so that you can better understand Him. Examples of this including: try to make a habit of being of service, courteous and thoughtful to share God's love with another. We all can relate to not having enough time to dig deep into the Bible everyday, so we think if we aren't spending 30 minutes to an hour then we can't do it at all.
So if we want to grow closer to God, we should read His Word regularly. Engage in some voluntary and innocent suffering penance to atone for your sins or the sins of others. Give yourself over to Christ, rely on his strength and the aid of the Holy Spirit, then attack one of the larger sins in your life. This does not mean you cannot also connect with people that do not believe, or are of a different faith. Even over the holiday season, I found myself growing silent not a typical trait! In the church where I pastor, I have noticed an increasing desire in the body to serve in areas where no one else is serving. So, instead of asking him to give us a big house, car or something, we should thank him.