4 Keys to a Deeper Relationship with God - Philip Kosloski
So often we are left feeling distant from God. We don't feel His presence or feel like we are drifting apart. Or maybe we don't feel like we ever connected with Him . Developing a Deeper relationship with God; Developmental Stages. Many people think that by acknowledging Jesus that they will have eternal life. But Jesus. Go Deeper in Your Relationship with God,Whitney Hopler - Read more about spiritual life growth, Christian living, and faith.
This process can be painful, we may need to give up some worldly things we enjoy, but when He has reshaped us, we can move on to the next stage, which is Shepherd-sheep Jesus said in John 10; I am the good shepherd.
I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
This is where we learn to listen, recognize, and trust His voice.
The sooner we do this, the sooner we can get to the next stage; Master-servant. And he sat down and called the twelve.
This is the stage where we learn to serve God and do His will. Unfortunately, this is as far as most people and churches get.
How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus? John
They get stuck on this verse and try to be the best servant. The problem with this is it is not an evangelical relationship. Churches will teach that if we are real obedient, we can aspire to becoming a good servant. This may be good, but it is only attractive to people who have a gift for service or helps.
How can I have a deeper relationship with Jesus?
This is why most churches can get people in and teach them salvation, but eventually many new Christians get tired of church. But this is not the deepest relationship we can have with Christ.
He wants more too. He showed this most perfectly when He became man and dwelt among us. God is not a cold Commander who simply orders us to obey His laws, but is the Father of the Prodigal Son, reading and willing to embrace us and desires to be involved in our lives.
Here are 4 basic keys: Get to Know Him We should view God just like any other person with whom we want to have a loving relationship. The first step is always to get to know them, their likes, dislikes or hobbies, but also learning about their personal history.
- Draw Near to God, and He Will Draw Near to You
- Choosing Him
- 1. Get to Know Him
It is almost impossible to love someone you do not know. In reference to God, the greatest tool we can use to know Him is to read Sacred Scripture. I highly recommend either Walking With God: A Journey through the Bible to get started.
In terms of our relationship with God, the easiest way we can spend time with Him is to pray often and always. Praying should never be reduced to one hour a week on Sunday, but should include praying every day.
A married couple would be doomed to divorce if they never spoke to each other. So too with our relationship with God. For Catholics an essential way to increase intimacy with God is to spend time with Him in Eucharistic Adoration.
This can either be in an Adoration chapel, or it can simply be in front of a tabernacle.Becoming One with God -- Pt 1 (Joyces Bootcamp: Knowing God -- Week 2)
We should strive to make a holy hour in front of the Eucharist at least once a week, if not more. So too with God.
We should never fear of sharing everything with Him.