What’s on your mind?Category: NEED HELP (specifically seeking tips/advice for faith/spiritual growth)I would love some tips on how to be closer with God, and how to incorporate Him into my day to day life
Sheela Leigh Staff asked 5 months ago

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I don’t know if you’ll reply but I would love if it you did. I try my best to be faithful to God but I have only recently discovered Him. I am not trying to make excuses, but I would love some tips on how to be closer with God, and how to incorporate Him into my day to day life.

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Sheela Leigh Staff answered 5 months ago

Of  course I’d reply HAHA! 😀 I have a YT channel that is dedicated to helping bring new Christians closer to God as well as helping older, lukewarm Christians revive their lives in Christ. If you haven’t checked it out and you’re interested, it’s Leighla93. You totally motivated me to make more videos! I just have difficulty setting time to make them regularly, but maybe you can pray for me? 🙂 I love that you’re hungry for more of God, and this is a good place to be. Remember this is a conviction from the Holy Spirit, and if you ever feel like you’re not in the mood to be all about God, try your best never to give up in this faith…remember that hunger for God. Have you been born again as in baptized? It’s important to take that step if you haven’t. Doing this will help attract/keep the kind of company you need in your spiritual growth. Get plugged in at church, into a group you find humble and trusting. Trust God with your decisions, He’s started this in you and so He is also now your guide for the rest of your life. I suggest learning how to journal in your quiet times…usually early in the morning before everyone else gets up. If you already journal then this shouldn’t be hard for you. Journal about you feelings, whenever they’re good or whenever they’re bad, but always finish your entry with praises and thanks for God. No matter how bad you may be feeling on certain days, know that He’s watching every effort you put in this relationship. When you’re journaling, doing it for Him makes you aware of your mental state and that you want to be better by surrendering to His therapy. Writing down your feelings instead of venting to a parent, best friend, or boyfriend/girlfriend will more often lead you to pray mentally or verbally to God, which ultimately strengthens your dependence on Him. Focus on being more like His Son, Jesus.
 
I believe a lot of lukewarm Christians miss that big key, which is Christ. Most people just go straight to God expecting their prayers to be answered without first looking at Christ and displaying the humility He had before the Father. Lukewarm Christians are stagnant because they do not often see God answering their prayers, so they go on living in their own terms without really realizing it. Remember Jesus died for our sins, so that we may have everlasting life. I’m not just talking about eternal life, I’m also talking about a full and meaningful life here on earth. He has set the example for us all. We cannot and will not enter the Kingdom of God if we don’t have a day to day relationship with His Son. 1 Peter 2:21-25. Focus on Jesus and put on His character everyday the best you can. He was humble, patient, loving, understanding, forgiving….I suggest also putting reminders all over your bedroom walls or anywhere you know you will be spending a lot of time in. These reminders should be positive affirmations and also maybe visuals that will build your faith as a Christian. No other person should be as responsible for encouraging yourself in this walk as much as you should be to you. Once you start praying for something, never end it until you have peace in your heart, until you’ve fully trusted God. Once you keep practicing that, then prayer should become so natural like breathing. Memorize uplifting Bible verses. They are God’s promises to you! I’m going to find some of the best Christian vloggers for you to follow and make a post about it. For now I hope this helps. I’ll pray for you! God bless!! <3
 
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)

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