How to get closer to God if I can't go to church
Hello. I am glad to hear that you are seeking to please God. You already have the desire to get close to Him, so that is a big plus. You must feed yourself HIs word on a daily basis, just like you must shower, brush your teeth, and eat on a daily basis, it is so vital that you feed your soul the word. You must understand the Old Testament does not pertain to us any more. It is a good study of creation, history and has some ex. of what not to do. The new Testament is the New Pact, we are the continuation of it. cool huh? Keep in mind that although, the NT starts in Matthew, it really does not start until Acts. Jesus, had not died and risen until then, so tech, the people were living under mercy and not grace as we are now. GRACE is the opportunity that God gives us to live in Holiness. For whatever reason you are not able to go to church, then seek God at home on a daily basis, read the word, let it become alive in you. Pray to Him, and ask Him for direction for your life. First of all you must repent if you have not, ask Him into your life, and to forgive you of your sins. The Bible says that no one can go unto the father except through Jesus Christ. So you first have to recognize that God sent His one and only Son to pay the price of our freedom from sin and death. It is through Jesus, that we are connected to God, we are thankful to Jesus, and pray in his name, but we pray to God. Some people are all over the place and do not know who to pray to. All I know is that He sees your heart and if you desire to serve Him, love and obey Him, then you will. It is important to find Christian friends and people that you know can give you the correct advice. Whay are you not able to attend a church, may I ask? If you ever need to know something about the word of God , please feel free to ask me. Have a greast day.
well you don't necessarily have to read the bible every day to get closer to God! Although I'm not going to lie, it does help. a lot. its like the bible is a mouthpiece for God, and most Christians (including me) find it very hard to really speak to and hear from God without it.
try finding songs on youtube - look up hillsongs, matt redman, time hughes.
Also look up " http://www.fathersloveletter.com "
Just see how you feel when you listen them, but keep an open heart (I know it sounds wierd, but I mean dont be embarassed or held back). Dont be rushed for time - try to think of nothing else but what your hearing.
You never know - God might be waiting for you right now :)
xxx good luck, and god bless
ps a little prayer will also be good! imagine that its a normal relationship with one of your friends - imagine if you didn't talk to them for a whole week...it would be wierd, wouldn't it? try to treat God like your best friend in the entire WORLD, be open with him, and trust him. I assure you, if you do that then he will change your life for the better, like he did with mine.
read the bible daily, or atleast make a habit of it. knowing and educating yourself is key, for if you dont know the teachings by heart you cannot ever use them.
and secondly. live it. you will see that God even speaks into your conscious. for example if you have a feeling you shouldnt do something wrong, but you really want to, but something in your head is telling you not, that could be God giving you a hint to not do it. and by obeying that hint you have obeyed and actually feel good about it.
study Jesus's teachings, and live them, be an example.
I recommend you get involved into some group of Christians, be it your temple in which you reunite (which for some reason you call it a Church, when the church is actually the people), or a youth group. it helps to try to live your life together, the body of Christ needs its arms and legs to function. you might just be the missing arm.
Well naturally you'll have to read and study the bible but I don't recommend you not gong to church on the long run...If it's becasue your currently hiking the Himalaya and cannot be physically present in a church then you don't have to worry just have your bible with you and sit ,read,ask questions,or think about it.
'ceno' if you dont agree with the whole religious aspect then why are you answering this question???
anyway I agree with ''athleta4life'', you just need to stay in the word lots and naturally this will bring you closer to God. xxx
first of, ask God what He wants you to do. then read your bible and don't let anyone nor anything stop you from believing in him,
^^ I don't know.
I just dont agree with that.
Well. I just dont really agree with the whole religious aspect.
read the bible,hear christain music,listen to recorded services.there are services done through the internet
Cause you dont have to agree To make an Answer to a question.