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How do i get closer to god?

how do i get closer to god?? i used to be so closed to him and by god i mean Jesus Christ the one who died for our sins:) ive already accepted him but there are some stuff i need to change in my life that are really hard to change like (sexual sins) i always have this desire to talk about god to people to help people love people.. and i used to be that person..i want that desire back. because i do! believe in a almighty god who loves humanity.. rather i believe in god or not that doesnt change the fact that hes real. how do i get closer?

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JamesKaeberle

Repent of your sins. Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit ( The Holy Spirit ) Pray,Read His Word, and Praise and Worship Him.And find a Spirit lead chruch or a gathering of Christian believers to hang out with. Get you mind and heart out of the things in this world and focus on the Spiritual things of God and His Word.

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Go to church(:

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Prayer. It's one of few things that can help.

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do you to church.....if you do then just keep going and lead people to god

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Read the Bible, pray and do your best to do the right thing.

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Sin makes us not as close as we want to be with God, you might have some unconfessed sin between you and God. So you have to ask for forgiveness of that unconfessed, and really stay close to God, by reading your bible and prayer.

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spend more time talking to him and reading his word. and MAKE SURE u tell someone. they can keep u accountable and they can pray for u. we as christians are a community and we are supposed to help each other so make sure people are helping u

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Pray, read his word, go to church, preach, talk to others about him and think about him. If you are truly one of his you will try to do all these things.

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That is kind of legalistic....we all falter and get lazy and don't do all the things we should do to get close to God. He is one of God's children because he has accepted Christ into his heart.
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That's why I said try. You may not succeed but you should still try. That's what I meant.
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Ok, now I get what ya mean :)
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That's great! :)
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u'll try to love him nd do those work that who like him.......

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you do need to get closer! Just the willingness to be closer to him! and thats it its done you are closer to him!

Far / close = perception.
change your perception = change your life!

reality = what is perceived thru emotions experienced!

future / past = perception
the moment = NOW = reality.

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Die...... Jk... Kinda..... But really... Focus on living now... Then when you do die and find out who us real you can focus on that...

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in the book of john it says belive and be baptized, if you havent done that i sugust you get started, and in Matthew it tells us to go out and make disciples of all nations, and one of the great things people dont think of if take time each day to sit and have a devotion time with God.

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With this,

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/epub/index.cfm


this is the online version of the CCC, you can read through it for free on that link, and it contains essentially every single thing we know about God, put into terms that are understandable, as well as elaborating on the moral law which God gives, it is a very useful tool, and it has helped millions, even non-Catholics, grow in their relationship with God, so i definitly reccomend checking it out

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thanks man ill see what it is:)
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no problem
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Simply going to church will not make your relationship with God any stronger. I would say that if you want to really start to build your relationship up with Him set a time of prayer every day. Be very strict on yourself to do it and don't let anything else get in the way. I would recommend praying in the morning before you start your day and praying at night. It can even be just when you are laying in your bed. Yes, your should continue to get plugged into things that your church are doing but don't rely on that to make your relationship stronger. Also it is very very important that you have someone to talk to. If you can, have at least 2 people who know you well and who go to your church (or someone that you know that is a Christian that truly has the desire to live the life that God wants them to) to be able to speak to about these temptations and have them be able to be there for you to say call or text to say "hey I am struggling right now I need some prayer". To be honest sometimes just telling some trusted people about the things you are struggling ......

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with can help SO much. Also at the moment you are being tempted you CAN tell satan to go away. I use that all the time. I will commonly say "Satan go away! I am a child of God and you have no power over me. Leave my presence." Then continue to ask God for strength. It can be hard to do all of these things all the time and to be diligent about them. Doon't get down on yourself if you forget to pray every now and then or if you even give into the temptation. Ask God for repentance from that sin. I really really recommend having someone for helping you with talking about your struggles though....that's a big one. It can even be your parents. Remember also....most of us struggle with that sin or have and no matter how much satan tells you that you are the only one that does it is not true. Lots of people struggle and lots of people are in your situation also. Be real with God and be real with people about your struggles. I find it so courageous that you even told people your struggles on here. It is a great start. I will be praying for you.
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thank you!:) this really helped me soo much:)
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Youre welcome. There is no perfect fix remember that. God is always with you no matter how far away He may feel.
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Go to church and pray

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Stop existing.

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Onfire - There's two things mainly that we have to do once we've asked Jesus into our lives (I assume you've done that). Read the Bible (start in the new testament, Gospel of John, and then the rest of the new testament starting in Matthew. THEN read from the beginning of the book.) Ask God to show you what He wants you to see. And read slowly and THINK about what you're reading. Read night and day, whenever you can. It's amazing. Like the first four books are biography's written by either eyewitnesses or by people who were close to the eyewitnesses, and they all are telling the same story from different angles. Awesome!
Secondly - you have to hang out with Christians. Either church, bible study, etc. (small groups help you learn faster, and also builds a support system).
The bible says you become like what you worship. Worship God, worship Jesus, worship the Holy Spirit. Spend time with them and spend time listening, too. He'll show you great things you never knew...
There are other things, but these are the two main things necessary in order to grow in Christ. God bless you..

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HAIL SATAN!

JK. Pray.

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Try talking to him ( pray)

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Jw.org

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