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How can i get closer to god?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Jags, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Jags

    Jags Member

    United States
    I feel not close to god sometimes and wondering how i can feel / get closer to god?
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  2. Lukaris

    Lukaris Orthodox Christian Supporter

    Eastern Orthodox
    I think one basic way is for us to do our best in keeping the Lord’s commandments in living our daily life.

    The Lord says if we love Him, we will do this. ( see John 14:15-17). If the rich young man had not assumed so much of himself, he would have realized the Lord had answered his question ( see Matthew 19:16-19). St. Paul reiterates the Lord’s commandments ( see Romans 13:8-10). The crowning glory of the Lord’s commandments is practicing charity ( Matthew 6:1-4) & praying for ourselves & our neighbor ( Matthew 6:5-15) as best we can.
  3. RichardY

    RichardY Holotheist. Whig. Monarchical Modalism.

    United Kingdom
    Commit to Pray daily, if not already doing so. (I've only started this week.) "Give us this day our daily bread". Also possibly a good idea to use a KJV or GNV based transcription. The manner of the pray is important and the translation. I remember a "Good News" bible translation in primary school that used "forgive us our trespasses." Where as debts fits with the logic. Deliver us from the Evil "One", may also be more appropriate.

    Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
  4. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

    United States
    Pray, and get some quiet time alone with Him, daily. And, like Lukaris said, do your best to obey and live for Him, and the rest will follow.
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  5. mukk_in

    mukk_in Yankees Fan Supporter

    If you have received the Holy Spirit then you're already close to God (John 14:16). If you haven't been baptized in the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11) then receive Him now (Acts 19:2-6). Unconfessed sin can separate us from God (Joshua 7). Most of the time we don't consciously "feel" God but believe that He exists and walk by faith (Hebrews 11:27). Being in nature, solitude and prayer help (Matthew 14:23, Luke 6:12). God bless:).
  6. Francis Drake

    Francis Drake Returning adventurer.

    United Kingdom
    Go humbly before him and tell him all, every last thing in your heart, no matter what. Then ask him to fill you with his Holy Spirit to help you change.
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  7. LynnSmith

    LynnSmith Well-Known Member

    United States
    Pray. Pray without ceasing. Have a constant conversation going with your Father. Remember it’s a conversation, you have to listen too. Read the Bible. The more we know Him, the closer we get. The closer we draw to Him the closer He draws to us. Lots of great free apps for Bibles. Love YouVersion. Just about every translation you can think of, audio Bibles, reading plans.
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  8. Joined2krist

    Joined2krist Well-Known Member

    You have received good advice already and I'll also add fasting. Fast often, it will help you grow spiritually
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  9. carolina16

    carolina16 Jesus Christ is the Lord

    Christian Seeker
    "remain in my love and I will remain in you "John 15: 9. In obedience to Jesus, being in Him.
  10. Francis Drake

    Francis Drake Returning adventurer.

    United Kingdom
    Here's a promise for you.-
    James4v8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

    Draw near to God, and he promises that he will draw near to you!

    And here it is again.-
    Heb10v22..let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
  11. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God Supporter

    United States
    I was going to answer the same.
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  12. MomofaDozen

    MomofaDozen New Member

    United States
    Hi Jags, How would you describe your relationship with God? What do you do to maintain your walk with Him? Do you have daily conversations with Him? Are you reading the Bible daily, asking the Holy Spirit to bring it to life and to speak to you through it? Do you regularly worship God, telling Him how much you love Him, how great He is, how much you need Him? Do you submit every decision to His will and ask Him what He wants you to do in all things?
    Have you removed every idol from your life?
    These are all things that can bring you closer to God. He wants your undivided attention and when He has it, He will give you His.
    I hope that helps.
    Is there something I can pray for, for you?
  13. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member Supporter

    United Kingdom
    Your title differs majorly from the content:-
    "How can i get closer to god?"

    Basicly how you 'feel' is irrelevent. for example is how you feel about being able to drive relevent or being part of a family.
    In both of those you know the facts. Either you can legaly drive or you canb't, similarly you are either part of a family or you are not. ( yes quarrels etc can affect things )

    You are a Christian, Jesus came from heaven, giving up his glory, splendor, authority, power in order to be a baby, a man to be brutally beaten and crucified. To die and rise from the dead to save you.

    Do you really think your ' not feeling close to God' is more powerful than Jesus's love for you.

    Read romans 8, can anything in ALL creation separte us from the Love of God.

    Next time you 'feel' nothing about God research the details of crucifixtion and when you've stopped vomitting start praising God that he loves you enough to go through crucifixtion.