How to Become Closer with God

Being spiritual is very important! That means you experience closeness, fellowship, and/or connection with God. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you can become closer to God.

Steps

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    Be patient with people. Patience is a virtue. Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, they were all patient with people, even if people weren't patient with them. Whenever you express patience towards others, keep in mind that your intention is mainly to become closer to God.
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    Pray to God when you're in hard times, and better ones. Be sure to thank God for the good things in your life, and don't just pray for your own good, pray for others as well! At the very least keep praying just to keep connected with God.
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    Read the central document of your religion, if there is one. Keep in mind whether or not they were written by man or God. Use interpretation to decide what you feel like God wants you to do.
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    Do not sin. Try your best to be the best you can be, and if you do sin, always repent, if that is a ritual included in your religion. Your friends will appreciate you being nice to people, as will your God.
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    Follow the rules. If your religion has laws for how to behave, then follow these laws faithfully.
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    Be nice to your friends and your enemies. Even when Jesus was sent to die a horrible death on the cross, he still felt no hate for anyone. When Musa (A.S.) was sent to visit the Pharaoh, Allah encouraged him to be kind and polite despite the Pharaoh's atrocities. Thus, a major theme in most religions is love.
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    Go to a place of worship, if your religion has one. They say that every week, a church has a message for someone there, even if it may not be for you.
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    Believe in God. This is the most important step. Contemplate on the great and amazing things that God has done and still does, and your spirituality will soar!

Tips

  • Be nice and patient with them.
  • Have respect for everyone. We all were created by the same God.
  • Love all, that's what religion is all about.
  • Be religious, but not pious or saintly. Nobody likes a snobby, lecturing, goody two shoes! Do not, under any circumstances lecture, belittle, or shove religion down peoples throats. As this will only drive them away from God, which will make yours and their lives harder.
  • Teach other people about God's Word, if they are willing to hear it, many Christians harass other religions saying that they are immoral, when they just don't want to hear it. This leads to hostility between the two religions when neither of them support hate.
  • Read and be encouraged by inspiring examples of God working in lives of people who have become Christians and have received miracles and healings -- for you to believe what God can do for you.

Warnings

  • Do not force your religion down others throats. "Spreading the word" does not mean "making them convert" Let them keep to themselves, they have a right to believe in what they want without being harassed.

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Categories: Religion