Since ages, God loves fellowship with human beings. Before Adam and Eve had sinned, God would visit them from time to time. Later on, after they had sinned God sacrificed His son for our sins. To have fellowship with God, we must draw near Him for Him to draw near us. Here are the top actions that you should undertake when you feel distant from God.
There is no better way for a Christian to connect with God than with a prayer. Saying a prayer each day, allows you to strengthen your relationship with the Lord. In prayers Christians establish an open line of communication with God.
Christians talk to God through prayer; he listens and answers. Jeremiah 29:11-12 says, “ For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray for me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you says the Lord, and I will restore all your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you to exile.”
Seek the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit signifies the presence of God in a Christian’s life. He gives Christians assurance of son-ship of God. Whenever you feel distant from God, clean yourself by repenting your sins for the Holy Spirit to find a dwelling place.
Romans 8:12 -17 says, “ So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the Spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of son-ship. When we cry, Abba father, it is the spirit Himself bearing witness that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.”
Read the word of God
It is through God’s word we get to Him. All the scripture is God-breathed therefore, reading the scripture is a way of talking to God. Furthermore, the word of God is active and alive coming directly from God’s mouth, so when you feel you are distant from God spare some time and read the bible.
2nd Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Moreover, Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of the soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Meditate on the word of God
Psalms 1: 1-2 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
To meditate on God’s word means you focus your thoughts on a specific verse on the bible and reflect the meaning of the word on the context of the love of God.
You meditate on God’s word by asking yourself; whether there is any sin to avoid or confess, any promise to claim, any example to follow, or any command to follow.
Wear Christian apparel
Christian clothing not only brings non-believers to God but also enables Christians who are already saved to stay close to God.
The messages written on Christian clothing are from God’s word; therefore, they inspire and encourage believers in their walk of faith.
To wrap up, we will say, God desires to fellowship with God. However, it’s entirely upon your decision to and efforts that you make to live holy that gives a close relationship with God. Strive to live a righteous life for a better relationship with God.