10 Ways To Get Closer To God

Accepting Jesus into your life isn’t a one day experience. Accepting Jesus means you’re a new being that soon will have a new life and new standards. If you find this to be false, you may not be living a life for Him at all…

For about 3 months after truly chasing and living my life for Jesus, I kept a couple of index cards on my home desk. These cards held short notes that I thought were essential to living a life for Jesus everyday.

At the end of the 3 months, I had 2 cards with 10 truths which are listed below. These truths continue to follow me each day and the cards continue to sit on my desk.

Following Jesus requires discipline and consistency. (TWEET THAT)

In your own experience, what are some short yet essential truths that God has revealed to you? What are some quotes, lines, tools or verses that stick with you each and everyday? Do you agree that having these are critical to a consistent walk with Christ?

Here are my original 10 truths and also 10 ways for you to get closer to God today!

1) Form Good Habits!

2) What is your influence? 

3) How do you spend your time?

4) Do you ‘Feed the Machine’? (A song from the band ‘RED‘)

 

 

 

 

 

 
5) Careful not too judge.

6) It’s NOT about YOU!

7) Give God your first.

8) What is your purpose?

9) Complaining is the opposite of faith. (TWEET THAT)

10) WATCH YOUR EYES!

Which one of these truths reigns strong in your own personal walk? Or feel free to share another one. Add your thoughts in the comments below.

 

  • Important points Bryan. I would throw in prayer in the mix. Discipline and consistency are important but we lack the ability on our own to live that way. It is only by the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit that my life is truly changed and transformed. Without his changing power my sinful nature will win out every time. I still have the power of choice and at times I do the right thing by shear activation of our will. But at the end of the day only God can change my life. So my frequent prayer is that God change my heart, change my desires.

    • Jon, thanks for the comment and great insight. Prayer is definitely a great addition to this post. A simple yet powerful prayer at the end of the day is a great idea. Appreciate the insight.

  • Mike Wildsmith

    Make deliberate alone time with God. I get up early every weekday to purposefully sit in the quiet of my home, prayer, read devotionals, worship, read the word.

    • Mike, this is a great word and challenge to all of us. Thanks for sharing your insight!

  • Stanley Kimmett

    There was a time that I was always worried about the “what ifs” of life, particularly the decisions I made at work. It was during one of these moments that I went to The Lord and he gave me this verse to meditate on: Matthew 6:34′ “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”.
    Since memorizing this verse I have been freed from worry, doubt, and fear of the “what ifs” of life.

    • Amen Stanley. I love how God works and reveals himself to us in so many ways. I know personally, this verse has helped me get through a lot of tough times.
      I hope you continue to challenge your everyday with this verse! Thanks for sharing brother!