We live in a very busy world. Everywhere we go, people and things are vying for our attention. It could be the latest cell phone, tablet, or book to read, the choices today are endless. Our families complain because we don’t spend time with them, our boss wants more of us, and we go to bed tired.
Our time is valuable.
If we are not careful, neglect can set it. We need to be intentional about what is important to us, how to prioritize and learn to say no to what is not beneficial in our lives.
One of the relationships we should never neglect is our relationship with God. We should not allow our spiritual growth to languish. This should be on the top of our list.
But where do we begin? How do we grow our relationship and faith with the Lord?
Here are a few tips. It is up to you how long you would like to spend in each section. Doing just a few of these a few days of the week and consistently, you will notice a change begin to happen inside of you.
Here they are:
Read your Bible. Yes, a very common one, but one that is often overlooked. Reading or hearing the word has become very easy. There are excellent Bible apps and even audio versions of the Bible.
Resist the sins of the flesh. The world is full of advertisements, and the world portrays evil as good. Sexual sin, pornography, addictions are strongholds. It’s best to avoid them then fall into their trap.
Help where you can in your church. Our pastors and leaders need us. Helping, even in the most minimum of way brings gratitude to your heart. If you see a void, fill it. If unsure, ask and it will be given to you.
Learn to surrender. We love to hold onto things, to be in control of our lives, family, and circumstances. But there is One who holds our future in His hands, and He really does know best. In a struggle, surrender to God and peace will fill your heart.
Practice gratitude. Thanking and giving thanks with a sincere heart causes the enemy to flee seven ways. Even when things are not going well, I am sure you can make a list of many things to be grateful for. Go ahead, say them out loud, and experience the gratefulness that fills your heart
Practice love. Learn to love like Jesus did. Avoid strife, gossip, and contention, and learn to walk away from arguments.
Learn to hear God´s voice. Yes, you can hear God´s voice and receive peace and guidance. There are many excellent books and teaching if you are unsure where to begin. I would like to recommend Mark Virkler Book, 4 Keys to Hearing God´s voice.
I hope these are useful for you. If you know of other tips, please share them in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
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