So, how do we dedicate our lives to God and establish a closer relationship with Him?
1. Spend time with Him through praying and reading the Bible: Start by praying and reading God’s word regularly to create a personal relationship with him. We become closer to God when we devote our time to prayer and reading God’s word.
2. Talk to God everywhere: It’s simpler to talk to someone when you keep trying to build a rapport with someone who genuinely cares. As a result, sharing your sorrows and joys with God helps to strengthen your relationship with Him.
The Bible says, “pray continually”? This indicates that you should constantly be in a prayerful mindset, and God should always be foremost in your heart every time, so if things seem difficult, go to God. Alternatively, when something extraordinary occurs in your life, the first thing you do is praise God. Building that relationship is recognizing that God wants to hear from you and share all of your joys, sorrows, and thoughts with you. Isaiah 65: 24 “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear”.
God is a “personal God,” which means he is close at hand and will always respond when you have a spiritual need.
3. Hear God’s word and exercise obedience to it: talking to God is vital, but listening to him is equally crucial. Our God is a living God and he hears and responds to all our discussions with him, but it sometimes seems difficult for us to hear His voice. A lot of things can distract us, like social media, television, friends, and even work. Make sure that no distractions interfere with your ability to hear God’s voice.
According to the Bible, Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him (John 14:23).
Listening to God’s word and obeying Him demonstrates our love for Him and deepens our intimacy with Him.
4. Trust Him with your heart: It can be tough to have a personal relationship with someone you don’t trust, yet God is trustworthy. You may invest your whole heart and soul into him, knowing that he will never fail you.
You can always express yourself to him by telling him your views and feelings. You can tell Him every of your emotions and deep secrets; after all, he is the only one who can help you. Proverbs 3:5-6.
5. Don’t make comparisons in your relationship with God and that of others: In today’s environment, there is a major comparison problem. It’s most likely due to social media and our frequent access to each other’s life highlights. However, you must overcome comparison to establish a meaningful personal relationship with God. Your connection with God must definitely be different from others. Your love for God must be far above your love for anyone here on earth.
6. Rely on God: Finally, if you want to grow in your relationship with God, you must learn to rely on him. Learn to rely on God for everything if you want to be intimate with Him.
Before making a decision, pray and ask for His guidance. Ask for His guidance throughout the day before leaving for work or in our daily dialogues.
Forging a healthy relationship with God necessitates relying on him.
Romans 8:2″ For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”. We can have forgiveness, healing, deliverance, prosperity, and victory in all areas of our lives because of that law!
God performs justification, not man. Acquitting the guilty and bestowing all the blessings of God’s children on those of us who deserve hell is through this divine decision. It is predicated when the only begotten son came to die for our sins. Even while justification is God’s act, not ours, and its basis occurs outside of us, something has to happen in our lives if we are to profit from these things. Not all sinners are excused from their sins. Christ’s death does not exclude everyone from God’s wrath. We must now experience God’s work within us through the Holy Spirit to profit from the work he has done outside of us.
Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Since we are God’s children, we live in the Spirit. We are God’s property since we live in the Spirit.
Self-discipline is needed to be devoted to the things of God. The things of God become a way of life when you are devoted to God in every way.