12 WAYS TO GET CLOSER TO GOD RIGHT NOW

Whether you are seeking a greater purpose in life, are a new believer, or have walked with Jesus for a long time, these simple tips will remind you that getting closer to God is just one small act away. Spend some time with God today, and you will be blessed and refreshed.
 

1.     Get quiet. Turn off the radio and TV, step away from your computer, put away your phone, and find a quiet spot to simply rest in God’s presence. 


2.     Read your bible. Underline, highlight, or write out passages, verses, phrases or words that speak to you. These are the gifts that keep on giving when you need encouragement down the road. 


3.     Write out your prayers in a dedicated notebook; these can be for others or yourself. Then spend time in prayer. 


4.     Go for a walk and talk with God. Share your heart: what is troubling you, what you are thankful for, and your hopes and dreams. He listens. 

5.     Meditate on Scripture. Choose a verse or short passage, read it several times, and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you about what you have learned in the context of what’s happening in your life right now. 


6.     Put on some worship music and immerse yourself in the melody and lyrics. Sing along, dance…or just listen. Let the Holy Spirit minister to you. 


7.     Marvel at the world God has created. Walk in the forest, sit by a bubbling stream, watch a mother bird feed her young, or drive out in the country for a picnic. Let the experience soak in. 


8.     Journal what God has been speaking to you about today. 


9.     Share what God has done for you with a friend or family member. Witnessing is a powerful tool for our own spiritual growth, and pleases the Lord. 


10. Do something for someone else without expecting anything in return. 

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11. Use the gifts God has given you. If He has called you to create, then create. If He has called you to administer, then administer. If He has called you to shepherd, then shepherd. 


12. Fast. Fasting brings clarity of mind and combined with any of the above, gives you the potential for a remarkable encounter with God.

 

BONUS: Be grateful. Count, and thank God for, your blessings every day. 

 

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49 comments

  • Pony Robinah
    Pony Robinah Nsambya
    I really feel God's presence after these teachings

    I really feel God's presence after these teachings

  • Leni
    Leni Doha qatar
    Thanks you for the great advise .it's help me a lot on my truble day.. I'll startef reading my Bible again I'll like to be more closer to god...thanks you so much more power to your website.

    Thanks you for the great advise .it's help me a lot on my truble day.. I'll startef reading my Bible again I'll like to be more closer to god...thanks you so much more power to your website.

  • Sola
    Sola London
    This is awesome, Bless you woman of faith. xxx

    This is awesome, Bless you woman of faith.
    xxx

  • Flor
    Flor Canada
    Thanks for sharing

    Thanks for sharing

  • God's creation
    God's creation Earth
    I really enjoy these good Ideas that pull me closer to God and make me feel better about myself and others. Thank you very much for making people's day and helping people understand the true meaning of being close to God by doing and saying things for others and not just for yourself.

    I really enjoy these good Ideas that pull me closer to God and make me feel better about myself and others. Thank you very much for making people's day and helping people understand the true meaning of being close to God by doing and saying things for others and not just for yourself.

  • Emma
    Emma Ghana. Tema
    Tanks for these steps. God bless you.

    Tanks for these steps. God bless you.

  • Gege
    Gege sunshine state
    very helpful, thank you so much...... GOD BLESS YOU

    very helpful, thank you so much...... GOD BLESS YOU

  • HARRIET
    HARRIET GHANA, AKOSOMBO
    THANKS FOR SHARING, GOD BLESS YOU

    THANKS FOR SHARING, GOD BLESS YOU

  • Joseph
    Joseph Lagos Nigeria
    I Really enjoy this teaching Now I know how wonderful it is to be in the presence of God

    I Really enjoy this teaching
    Now I know how wonderful it is to be in the presence of God

  • Elias mwita
    Elias mwita Dar es salaam. Tanzania
    Thanks blessed 🙏 alot

    Thanks blessed 🙏 alot

  • Almdria Kilbert
    Almdria Kilbert Canton Mississippi
    Thank you so much and I wanna send my whole heart on this person who wrote this because I am 13 years old and trying to find ways to get closer to god like Jesus at an early age and while I am still on earth I want to worship him as much as I can so thank you so much and may God be with you all the time

    Thank you so much and I wanna send my whole heart on this person who wrote this because I am 13 years old and trying to find ways to get closer to god like Jesus at an early age and while I am still on earth I want to worship him as much as I can so thank you so much and may God be with you all the time

  • Gideon Owusu Sarfo
    Gideon Owusu Sarfo Official Town
    Thanks so much for such a wonderful steps, to get much more closer to God. I hope and pray I’ll become a complete born again Christian and do whatever the Lord who arts in Heaven desires! Here’s my favorite prayer “ Father Lord, Please Forgive Me For All My Sins, Bless Me and Remember To Write My Name In The Book Of Eternal Life” “ AMEN” 🙏🙏🙏

    Thanks so much for such a wonderful steps, to get much more closer to God. I hope and pray I’ll become a complete born again Christian and do whatever the Lord who arts in Heaven desires! Here’s my favorite prayer “ Father Lord, Please Forgive Me For All My Sins, Bless Me and Remember To Write My Name In The Book Of Eternal Life” “ AMEN” 🙏🙏🙏

  • Blessing
    Blessing V. giordano bruno n. 172
    Thanks for be writing on how to be closer to god i really enjoy this teaching and god will bless you and your family. In jesus name.. Amen

    Thanks for be writing on how to be closer to god i really enjoy this teaching and god will bless you and your family. In jesus name.. Amen

  • Joachim Victor
    Joachim Victor Nigeria
    I felt presence of God leading me to this page... And I gained some things I never knew and have always wanted to know... This is a great privilege knowing God more through this page ....May God continue to enrich you all round.

    I felt presence of God leading me to this page... And I gained some things I never knew and have always wanted to know... This is a great privilege knowing God more through this page ....May God continue to enrich you all round.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thank to everyone for all your encouraging comments!

    Thank to everyone for all your encouraging comments!

  • Salami Elvis
    Salami Elvis Nigeria
    God is Real 🙏🙏

    God is Real 🙏🙏

  • Jamaicha Epo
    Jamaicha Epo Papua New Guinea
    For the fast few years of my life I've experienced difficulty in creating a intimate relationship with God. By applying those 12 vital steps ,now I've come closer into the presence of the Lord.

    For the fast few years of my life I've experienced difficulty in creating a intimate relationship with God. By applying those 12 vital steps ,now I've come closer into the presence of the Lord.

  • Prosper
    Prosper Ghana
    I feel the love of God

    I feel the love of God

  • Regina
    Regina USA, Texas
    Thank u for the article. It has reassured me that the things I am doing is still touch heaven! I plead the blood over any n everyone reading this. Just one touch of his glory will do ! Hey glory

    Thank u for the article. It has reassured me that the things I am doing is still touch heaven! I plead the blood over any n everyone reading this. Just one touch of his glory will do ! Hey glory

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Regina: Thanks for your prayers!

    Hi Regina: Thanks for your prayers!

  • Sharon
    Sharon Ghana
    I'm blessed to read your article, can I get any article on Christian counseling?

    I'm blessed to read your article, can I get any article on Christian counseling?

  • lover of god
    lover of god earth
    I'm so blessed right now. I have gained a relationship with god. so I pray that all of you stay safe bv

    I'm so blessed right now. I have gained a relationship with god. so I pray that all of you stay safe bv

  • Hio
    Hio Canada
    I feel blessed and I feel closer to God. :)

    I feel blessed and I feel closer to God. smile

  • Angela chukwunweuwa
    Angela chukwunweuwa Nigeria
    l feel blessed ma,God bless

    l feel blessed ma,God bless

  • Emoghene vwede
    Emoghene vwede Delta State Nigeria
    Thanks for the steps I am pleased

    Thanks for the steps I am pleased

  • Daniel
    Daniel Lagos state,Nugeria
    Really helpful thanks

    Really helpful thanks

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging comments!

    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging comments!

  • Prince SK
    Prince SK Nigeria
    I'm really grateful for this write up, I pray that the Lord continue to uplift the writer and family. Stay blessed!!!

    I'm really grateful for this write up, I pray that the Lord continue to uplift the writer and family. Stay blessed!!!

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thank you so much for your prayers!

    Thank you so much for your prayers!

  • Jack-kengson Ekeng
    Jack-kengson Ekeng Cross River, Nigeria
    It a wonderful thing to work in his holy name. Thanks so much I didn't know what to do, God bless the writer and his family

    It a wonderful thing to work in his holy name. Thanks so much I didn't know what to do, God bless the writer and his family

  • Veronica
    Veronica Ghana mallam gbawey
    The Good Lord always help me when I don't understand setten things

    The Good Lord always help me when I don't understand setten things

  • Maureen
    Maureen Ghana
    God bless you so much. Just reading this gave me so much joy and encouragement. I lost my path with Christ and i’m hoping to seek him again. God bless you

    God bless you so much. Just reading this gave me so much joy and encouragement. I lost my path with Christ and i’m hoping to seek him again. God bless you

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thank you for sharing, Maureen. I am praying for you.

    Thank you for sharing, Maureen. I am praying for you.

  • Barbara Rukundo
    Barbara Rukundo Uganda
    Thank you so much on tips of prayers

    Thank you so much on tips of prayers

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    You are most welcome, Barbara! I truly hope this helped.

    You are most welcome, Barbara! I truly hope this helped.

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel Lagos, Nigeria
    There’s nothing too big for God to do, and that is why I am 100% confident that He will answer my prayer to bless you with all the desires of your heart very special day of your life. May God smile on you and direct your steps to the path that leads you safely to your prosperity...well done Sally Meadows.

    There’s nothing too big for God to do, and that is why I am 100% confident that He will answer my prayer to bless you with all the desires of your heart very special day of your life.
    May God smile on you and direct your steps to the path that leads you safely to your prosperity...well done Sally Meadows.

  • Josephine
    Josephine Kenya 🇰🇪 /Dubai
    Very helpful in my daily walk with God 🙏. God bless you 🙏

    Very helpful in my daily walk with God 🙏. God bless you 🙏

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thank you for your encouragement, Emmanuel! Bless you too!

    Thank you for your encouragement, Emmanuel! Bless you too!

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    I am glad you were blessed, Josephine! Keep keeping your eyes on Jesus for everything you do!

    I am glad you were blessed, Josephine! Keep keeping your eyes on Jesus for everything you do!

  • Bev
    Bev Billings MT
    I am doing all the suggestions and I am still feeling numb.

    I am doing all the suggestions and I am still feeling numb.

  • Sophia
    Sophia seattle
    I love god and this is a good way to get closer to him. thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love god and this is a good way to get closer to him. thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    You are welcome, Sophia!

    You are welcome, Sophia!

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Bev: I am praying for you. Remember that your journey with the Lord will take time and perseverance. I encourage you read Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my Shepherd...") and re-read each line several times, picturing yourself being right there with Jesus. God bless.

    Hi Bev: I am praying for you. Remember that your journey with the Lord will take time and perseverance. I encourage you read Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my Shepherd...") and re-read each line several times, picturing yourself being right there with Jesus. God bless.

  • Rhukee
    Rhukee Nigeria
    Thank you so much for this article.... God bless you.

    Thank you so much for this article.... God bless you.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    God bless you too, Rhukee!

    God bless you too, Rhukee!

  • Ore
    Ore Lagos Nigeria
    Thanks it really helped me

    Thanks it really helped me

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    I'm happy for that, Ore!

    I'm happy for that, Ore!

  • Emma
    Emma UK
    Thank You

    Thank You

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    You are welcome, Emma! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    You are welcome, Emma! Thanks for stopping by. smile

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