You can’t guarantee a strong relationship with God if you pray every night or go to Mass every Sunday. Prayer and worship are great ways to connect with God. If you mix your prayers and worship with dishonesty or hypocrisy, it could lead to a relationship with God’s opposite.
It’s not about having great relationships with God through ceremonies and talks. It’s about doing the right thing for God and loving others. These 12 biblical ways will help you strengthen your relationship with God.
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1. All you have to do is love God with your whole heart, mind, soul, and spirit.
First, obey the first and greatest commandment of the law: Love God with all your heart and soul. You can build a strong relationship and trust with God by submitting to Him.
“Teacher,” Which is the greatest commandment in the Law? And he replied to him: “You will love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your soul, and your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment.” Matthew 22:36-38 ESV
2. Be kind to your neighbors
God loves His people. If you desire to strengthen your relationship and relationship with God, you must have a positive relationship with your neighbor and others. If you are a tyrant and a stooge to your neighbors, it is impossible to build a healthy relationship. Do good to your neighbors, help them, and have a harmonious relationship.
“And a second one is like it: You shall be kind to your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39 ESV
3. Be kind to your family.
These are your siblings, parents, and brothers. You cannot have a healthy relationship with the people you’ve known for years. How can you have a relationship with God? To strengthen your relationship with God, you must learn to love, respect, and honor your siblings and parents.
“Whoever says he loves God but hates his brother or sister is lying” “For whoever doesn’t love their brother or sister, whom he has seen, cannot love God whom they haven’t seen.” – 1 John 4:20 NIV
4. Love your spouse.
Your spouse or husband is the one with whom you will spend the rest of the rest. God commands husbands to love their wives and wives to respect their spouses. Your relationship with God will be strengthened if you don’t hurt your spouse. Don’t cheat on your wife. Your husband should not be shamed. Be kind to your husband and cherish your relationship with each other with your children. Let God be the center of your marriage.
Ephesians 5:33 NKJV
5. Know God.
If you don’t know God, it is impossible to love God fully. You can strengthen your relationship with God by getting to know Him better. Understanding God better can be achieved by studying His Words and Teachings, listening to His sermons, and then practicing the lessons you have learned.
“Whoever doesn’t love is not a Christian.” – 1 John 4:18 NIV
6. Serving God is more important than serving money
Don’t be a slave to money if you want to strengthen your relationship with God. If you only want to make money, it is impossible to have a strong relationship with God.
“No one can serve both masters.” You will love one master and hate the other, and you will be loyal to one while you despise and love the others. “You cannot serve God and be a slave to money.” – Matthew 6-24 NLT
7. Stop being a materialist.
Avoid indulgent behavior such as eating, drinking, gluttony, or greed for material wealth. To grow your relationship with God, cultivate spiritual qualities such as love, faithfulness, and compassion, patience, and self-control.
“Do not love the world or the things it offers, for if you love the world you will not have the love from the Father in your heart.” – 1 John 2:5 NLT
8. Follow God’s commands.
God won’t be pleased if you continue to disobey Him. If you don’t obey His commands, it is impossible to build a relationship. Therefore, you must not indulge in idolatry, adultery, or robbery.
“If you love me obey my commands.” – John 14:15 NLT
9. Get away from evil.
Your relationship with God can be strengthened by removing all evil from your life. Eliminate your greed, wrath sloth, gluttony, and envy.
“Depart from evil and do good; seek to find peace and pursue it.” – Psalm 34,14 KJV
10. Be righteous.
God blesses the righteous. God will also bless a person who prays for righteousness. To ensure that your prayer and conversations with God are effective, you must practice righteousness. Being righteous is doing the right thing, right, moral, right, and pure.
“Surely, Lord you bless the righteous; surround them with your favor like a shield.” – Psalm 5,12 NIV
11. Your spiritual relationship with God will be strengthened.
You can build a stronger relationship with God by accepting Christ as your Savior and allowing the Spirit of God to dwell in you. You can have a deeper relationship with God through a spiritual relationship. Be a part of His church, the body of Christ, which is made up of all those who have been baptized by the Spirit. Being a member of His body is the best way to have a close relationship with God.
“For we are all baptized in one Spirit, regardless of whether we are Jews or Gentiles; and all have been made to drink into the same Spirit. The body is made up of many members.” 1 Corinthians 12-14 KJV
12. Keep working for your salvation.
Build a lasting relationship with God. Keep working for your gift of salvation. Keep the Holy Spirit within you, who has sealed you for redemption, alive. You can have faith in the Day of the Judgment if you let your faith flow through perfect love.