This is originally a question one of our members asked on your facebook page.
One should never forget that it is God who called them, into His presence in the first place. We did not seek God by our own strength. So God is in control of your life. All He needs is that you trust more in Him.
Remember He saved you by grace through faith, not because of your
own “good” deeds.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
So when you faith is high in the Lord, His grace on you will even shine brighter, then your spirit will really be like a blazing flame. That cast out any form of evil, and bring lights to any darkness in your soul.
To increase your faith in God, you have to build a relationship with Him.
How can one build a relationship with God?
The first thing one has to do in any relationship is to get to know the person you want to have a relationship with.
To know more about the person, you need to spend more time with the person.
We are very fortunate to have the Bible and the Holy Spirit to teach us more about God, how He relates to us and how we can build a solid relationship with Him.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
If you love truly love someone, you will be surprised of the length you would go to please that person. That is the same for God, if you truly love Him, you would do everything in your power to please Him. And the more you want to love Him, the more His grace and presence will surround you, and the more His love will fill you.
Sometimes though we find it difficult to desire to love God and therefore, to obey His commands. That is why we have to pray for Him to give us the strength to love Him, more and more.
Also It is also very important to love your neighbors. You cannot love God if you cannot love your neighbors. That would be hypocritical.
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
1 John 4:20
Some things you can do draw closer to God
- Reading your bible daily.
- Praying for wisdom to understand what you read.
- Listening to gospel music, and singing gospel songs(even in your head).
- Sharing the gospel with your neighbors
- Fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ by surrounding yourself with Godly people who love one another.
- And finally always pray especially for “Love – Joy – Peace – Patience – Kindness – Goodness – Faithfulness – Gentleness and Self-Control”.
This list is not exhaustive, but as far as your main focus is to Love God, the Holy Spirit will guide you into living a life that pleases Him.
So in conclusion.
If you always try to please God, Gods grace will shine bright in your life.
The more His grace is upon you the more your faith in Him will grow.
And the more your faith grows in Him, the more you will separate yourself from evil.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask us on your facebook page, or even leave a comment here at the bottom.
God bless you for reading and have a wonderful day.