How to Get Closer to God

How to Increase my Intimacy with God


How to Get Closer to God



1.       Prayer

Matt 6:9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…


2.       Praise and worship the Lord

Psalm 22:2-3 O My God … 3 … You are holy, You inhabit the praises of your people. …


3.       Serve and love others

Matt 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, truly I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.


4.       Fasting

Joel 2:12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning…

Ezra 8:23 … So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.”


5.       Suffering

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,


6.       Abide in Jesus

John 15:4-6 [Jesus said,] Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing…


7.       Routinely take time to be alone with God

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. …


8.       Understand God is with you all the time

Psalm 139:1-24 … O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...


9.       Earnestly, passionately, zealously, fervently, and eagerly seek after the Lord

Psalm 42:1-2 …As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

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