Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7 Steps to Having a Relationship With Christ

For many Christians, Christ can seem so far away from us. We can be so caught up in the day to day hustle and bustle of life that we do not pay attention to His presence. Christ is not some powerful being who only sits back and watches our lives from afar. He loves us and cares about what goes in our lives. John 3:16, states that God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son. This proves that God loves us and He desires a personal relationship with sons and daughters.
I would like to encourage you in this article to begin to pursue a closer relationship with Christ. As a working wife and mother, I know how busy life can be, but we must pursue our relationship with Christ first. (Matt 6:33) Consider this, if I don't have a healthy relationship with Christ then I can't have a healthy relationship with others. When establishing any relationship, you have to take the time to get know the individual you are pursuing the relationship with. It is no different with Christ, you don't have to be super spiritual to understand this.
Christ is not as complicated as we make Him out to be. There is so much to gain from pursuing a relationship with Christ. You will begin to know Him in such an intimate way that you will not want to go back to your old ways of viewing Him. You will also begin to see positive changes in your relationships with others around you. I have listed below seven steps to having a relationship with Christ. I hope that information helps you in your day to day walk with Christ. He loves you and cares about your relationship with Him and others. Don't push Him away but draw near to Him. Here are some practical steps you can take:
1. Know that Christ loves you and desires a relationship with you. (Change your mind set about Christ)
2. Ask God for relationship with Him.
3. Spend time with the Lord in prayer. (Remember this is a dialogue not a monologue)
4. Listen to what God speaks in your spirit.
5. Study and meditate on the Word of God (Bible). (This is how we get a better understanding of who He is. (Joshua 1:8)
6. Don't let allow fear, rejection, past hurt, and failures deter you away from a relationship with Christ. There is no condemnation for those who in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
7. Love on God and allow Him to love on you.

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