Spiritual Growth

How To Develop a Meaningful Relationship With God

When was the last time you had a one on one with God? Was it the last time you needed his help to navigate a difficult time in your life? Or was it so long ago that you can’t even remember?  You make promises to God that if he gets you that new job you will start attending church more regularly. Or that if he heals you, you will get baptized. Just like that, the promises start adding up without being fulfilled. Today, I am sharing with you tips on how you can develop a meaningful relationship with God.

 

Devotional: Are you treating God like a sugar daddy?

 

This pretty much reflected my prayer life for a long while. I would seek God only when I needed him. When he came through for me, I would pretty much forget he existed until the next time I needed his help. If this sounds familiar, you just might be treating God as your sugar daddy.

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Let’s get real for a minute, if you had a friend who only came to you when they required your assistance. Would you still be friends? I am pretty sure you would drop them like a bad habit. No one wants to be used or rather be played. It’s just like dating, some guys charms females to ultimately get the chance to get her in bed. It’s the same way we play with God, you charm him by making promises hoping it will be attractive enough for him to grant your wishes. God is a god of love he deserves to be honored and treated with respect. Unlike the fake friends, you may encounter in your life, God genuinely cares about you and wants to get to know you, no strings attached.

Related: How To Read the Bible: The Beginners Guide

So how can you stop treating God like a sugar daddy?

  1. Pray for others not just yourself –  Make time to pray for others. This changes your focus from only thinking about what you can get but rather how can God use you as a vessel to assist those in need.
  2. Send up thanksgiving and praise-  Thank God for what he has done in your life. Don’t just take, give of your time to the master. Spend time getting to know him and thank him without asking him for anything.
  3. Develop a meaningful relationship with God – There is a popular saying that goes, ” Seek a friend before you need a friend”. Genuinely get to know God  by spending time in his word and he will supply all your needs . Philippians 4:19 says:” But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.

Today I want you to spend some time reflecting on what God has done for you. In return think about how you have reciprocated his actions. As you reflect, I want you to contemplate on the words from the song “Johnny” by Jermaine Edwards and , I hope you will be blessed.

 

 

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