- What does it mean to have a relationship with God
- How to maintain a relationship with God
One of the best decisions that you’re ever going to make is having a relationship with God. I know some people make it look weird.
But you’ll be shocked at how fun it is to finally know in person who your creator is and the inheritance that has been laid out for you before your birth.
Your life might feel like blah and you’re not cut out for some Jesus talk. Just here me out! Before you were formed in your mother’s tummy.
Your birth had been planned and ordained by God and your present circumstances have nothing on you.
Maybe you were adopted, or you grew up in a shelter, or a healthy environment, either way, God had a plan for you.
You cannot have the peace that passes all understanding if this issue is tossed aside. First, you weren’t created to carry life’s burden alone.
But it begins with taking the first step to trusting God, yes trust, and letting go of our ego or disappointment you’ve had, and knowing that God is not man.
What does it mean to have a relationship with God
1. Letting go of the reins of control:
Having tried to figure out life challenges on your own, it’s time to take a step back and let God do what He knows how to do best. Fixing it!
Maybe you’ve had some bad experiences and you’re wondering why God never showed up.
Girl! in this life we are going to have trouble but in Christ, we are already overcomers. I don’t have to see I just believe it because it will be done.
2. Believing in Jesus Christ:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
Hearing about God from grandma is different from having a relationship with God. You have to confess with your mouth and believe in your heart.
One of the best ways to communicate with God is through prayer. This means that you’re giving God access to every aspect of your life.
Come with the broken pieces and be sincere in your prayer. Speak to Him as you prepare to listen as well. “I don’t know what to say” We all have to begin somewhere.
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4. Get a Bible:
If you want to know how this kingdom operates, you’re going to need a Bible. Just as every country has its constitution so does God have a sovereign constitution as well.
You don’t want to live your life through guesswork or by hearsay. When you surrender your life to Christ, He sends you the Holy Spirit who will teach you all things.
He is never ever tired of teaching you all things.
5. You need community:
You need to be around other born-again believers. Those who know the word of God and live it.
You don’t need to do this on your own because the Holyspirit will guide you. Remember, He will guide you in all things.
How to maintain a relationship with God
1. Do not meddle with sin:
Sin means living outside the instructions of God and that makes us an enemy of God. Just because it feels right doesn’t mean it’s God.
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2 NIV
Go to the word of God(Bible) and the Holyspirit to guide you.
2. Learn forgiveness:
Another Bait of satan is unforgiveness. You can’t hold grudges and expect mercy from God. Hmm! Anyone who hurt you would also have to set their path right with God.
If they want to have a relationship with Him but that is for God to handle and for you to hold your peace.
Is one of the hallmarks of your Christianity and the beginning of your wholeness.
3. Show Gratitude:
Don’t compare your life or walk with God to anybody. Focus on what God is teaching you through his Holyspirit in every season.
Also, be grateful for your blessings and the people God will bring your way.
4. Continue to study your Bible and pray:
I cannot over-emphasize the need for prayer and the study of the Word of God.
What gives life is God’s Spirit; human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God’s life-giving Spirit. John 6:63 GNT
No one can deceive you when you know the word of God.
You alone can decide how far you want to walk or build your relationship with God. It takes discipline and perseverance and of course the help of the Holy Spirit. ( I can’t stress that enough)