How Can I Get Closer to God?
You may want to improve your relationship with God.
Or you might want to overcome negative patterns you see in your life which are destroying you and your relationships, and you want a better quality life.
Or, maybe you want to be sure that you will go to heaven when you die.
The wonderful thing is, you can! Here’s how…
The Bible teaches that God hungers to share His love with you.
In the Garden of Eden, God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. That is what God wants to do with each of us, also. He yearns to be able to share His love with us and have us share our hearts with Him on a daily basis. As our Creator and Sustainer, He knows what we need even more than we do, and He answers our questions even before we ask.
God’s heart was broken when sin entered into Adam and Eve’s lives and stole away that relationship He had with them. The enemy tempted Adam and Eve to live like gods themselves, rather than enjoy God’s life through them. In choosing to look to self, rather than looking beyond to the wonderful Giver of Life, Adam and Eve cut off much of the flow of God within them.
So God sent His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, in the form of a man to remove the sin which separated mankind’s heart from the heart of God. By entering the world as a man, God was able to take the sins of the entire world upon His own shoulders and pay the penalty of this separation by allowing His Son, Jesus Christ, to be separated from Him for a moment of time. That is why Jesus cried out while dying on the cross, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” However, in forsaking His Son in that moment, God was restoring the opportunity for you and me to return to the experience of the Garden of Eden and once again have fellowship with Almighty God. Once again we could walk with Him in the cool of the day and share our lives with Him and have God share His life with us.
Our relationship with God can be restored by honoring Jesus as Lord and receiving the sacrifice of Jesus’ life for our sins. The steps are quite clearly laid out in the Bible.