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When it comes to your relationship with God, how do you rate it? Do you judge it by how often you go to church? Or how many Scripture verses. You establish a relationship with God the same way you establish any relationship. If I want to have a relationship with my wife, Kay, what do I. I didn't understand what it meant to have a personal authentic relationship with God. But I would like to share with you not my opinion but what God says in His.
First, I have to spend time with her. I have to show her that I'm invested in getting to know her by making time for her and making the time count.
You cannot have a relationship with somebody you never spend any time with. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. That's the same way you develop a relationship with God. You make time in your schedule for Him. In fact, you make Him the first and most important part of your day through a daily quiet time. You get alone with God and worship Him and learn from Him.
You spend regular, significant time with Him. The second thing you've got to do to have a relationship is talk. There are a lot of ways to be more intentional about your prayer life. Maybe you need to start a prayer journal of requests and answered prayer. You could make a prayer card using Scripture and put it on your bathroom mirror or on your desk at work so that you are reminded to pray God's Word.
Or maybe your family needs to have a set time of prayer together each day.
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You will never regret investing your time, your energy and your life in getting to know God better. But real Christianity is about having a personal, intimate relationship with Christ. It's about learning how to live an abundant, purposeful life.
Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We can go to church each week and hear a powerful, life-changing message every time, but when we hear a sermon, we need to focus on what really touches our life in a personal way. That's most likely the thing God wants to deal with us about. Then, we need to go home and meditate on it, study more about that subject in God's Word and spend time in prayer seeking how to apply that truth to our life.
That's what intimacy with God is all about. It's a personal relationship with Him. It's Him being involved in our lives, and it's knowing He's aware of and concerned about all the details—even the seemingly insignificant or non-spiritual details.
I remember years ago when my husband, Dave, and I used to be in a bowling league. God had recently touched my life in a powerful way. On my way to bowl one evening, God spoke to my heart and said, "Why don't you ask Me to help you bowl? That's how personal a relationship with God is!
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He is concerned about everything that concerns us. We don't have to divide our lives into the sacred and the secular.
Related Articles Joyce Meyer: Does God have favorites? Why do some seem to have a deeper relationship with Him? Why can't we all have that? I think the answer is simply one thing: We—not God—determine our level of intimacy with Him. We are each as close to God as we want to be. And the closer we get to God, the more intimate we become in our relationship with Him and the more we grow and mature spiritually.
In other words, we grow up. David had the right idea. He said, "One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: David was more concerned with seeking God's face—His presence—than seeking His hand—what God could do for him. He simply loved God.
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And because of that, he grew in character, excellence and integrity, and became a mighty king. Jesus had many followers.