Oftentimes, I share my thoughts on my morning devotional on my Instagram Stories. I’ve also started sharing some of my tips for better Bible and scripture study. The one thing I try my best to convey when sharing anything faith-based is that although building a relationship with God takes time and commitment, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
If you’re trying to build a relationship with God or revive the one you already have, I suggest not taking on too much too soon. If you haven’t opened your Bible in a while, don’t try reading it from start to finish right away. More than likely, you won’t succeed nor will you fully comprehend what you’ve read. Don’t overcommit. Take your time. God’s not going anywhere.
Before I share a few ways you can start building or rebuilding your relationship with God, I want to share what it means to have a relationship with God:
What does it mean to have a relationship with God?
Having a relationship with God means having a direct and personal connection with Him. A relationship with God includes trust, love, worship, and fellowship. As I shared before, like any relationship, one with God takes time and commitment. It will take time to grow, but as long as you put in the effort and make spending time with God intentional, your relationship will blossom into something truly wonderful.
Here are three simple ways you can get started on building or rebuilding your relationship with God:
1. Start a Prayer Journal
Having a prayer journal has been very helpful. Sometimes, I struggle with what to “say” to God or how to “speak” to him. Writing my prayers in journal, letter, or bullet point form makes communicating with God much easier.
2. Use Flashcards to Memorize Scripture
I learn best by doing or by seeing. If you’re a visual learner like me try this method of memorizing scripture. Even if you’re not a visual learner, using flashcards to study and memorize scripture can be beneficial.
3. Don’t Compare Your Relationship to Anyone Else’s
Your relationship with God is just that; yours. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for how you communicate with God or for what your relationship with HIm looks like. Everyone’s relationship with Him will look different, and that’s OK. God didn’t make us the same, so he doesn’t expect our relationship with him to mirror someone else.