13 Ways to Grow Closer to Christ

Are you looking for a closer relationship with Jesus? My friend Sarah Jean is the first to say doing a bunch of things (even the things on this list) is not the “secret” to more of Christ; rather, it’s about communion with Him and enjoying what He has already done on our behalf.

Spiritual disciplines are helpful… but only to the degree we use them as tools to aid in communing with God. I hope you are encouraged by today’s post.

 

Are you looking for ways to grow your faith? Here are 13 different ways to grow deeper in Christ.

 

Friend, can I ask you a question? What are you looking to accomplish spiritually?

Why did you click on this post?

Do you want to BE better? Do you want to be a better Christian? Do you want to stop doing bad things?

As Christians, we are called into new life with Him. He doesn’t ask that we do things for Him. He isn’t looking for sacrifices, He has already paid the ultimate sacrifice. No, He is looking for us to enjoy Him.

As Christians, we are called to explore the depths of His love, to enjoy Him as we were meant to do, as we were created to.

We were created to walk with Him, to be in communion with Him.

This post isn’t a step-by- step guide. I offer no magic cure, just a promise of what has been given to you THROUGH Him.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:7-11

 

Are you looking for ways to grow your faith? Here are 13 ways to grow deeper in Christ.

Seek His heart with your heart and you will find abundance.

13 Ways To Grow Closer to Christ

HIS WORD

1. Read the Bible: seems simple but it’s a great place to start. Walk through a book of the Bible or read a Psalm a day. Check out this post on Bible reading resources.

2. Pray His Words: when I struggle with something I use God’s Words to pray and meditate so that His truth would sink into my soul. The praying the promises challenge is a great place to start.

3. Memorize His Words: pick a verse that addresses an issue you are having and repeat it to yourself, memorize it “for by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not…”

4. Write His Words: write out His words and post them where you will see them {i.e. bathroom mirror, wall, cork board, office}.

5. Listen to His Word: there are plenty of Bible apps that offer readings. When you’re driving, as you’re working out, doing the dishes listen to His Word. While at home, I like to use dailyaudiobible.com

6. Listen to a Sermon: find a podcast to follow and listen on your phone.

 

HIS BODY

7. Community Groups: join a group from your church, read the Bible together, share a meal together, pray with one another, do life with one another.

8. Life Groups: find two or three other women and try and commit to meeting regularly. Encourage one another. Confess sins to one another. Speak truth to one another. Pray for one another. Be vulnerable and open.

9. Family/Friends: enter Jesus into your conversations with your friends and family, pray for one another, encourage one another.

REFLECTION & DIALOGUE

10. Prayer: speak to God, enter Him into your life.

11. Prayer Journal: write our your prayers, your dialogue with God and see how He answers them. See this post on how to make a simple prayer journal.

12. Gratitude List: keep a list of things that you are thankful for, gifts that God has given you to grow your heart in gratitude and thanksgiving.

13. Sin Journal: keep a confession journal and allow the depth of your sin spur your affection for what Jesus did on the cross.

Are you looking for ways to grow your faith? Here are 13 different ways to grow deeper in Christ.

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3 Comments

  1. Even though I am in a different phase of life with grown children and grandchildren, I am so thankful for your blog! I’m working through the P the P of the Cross workbook and praising God for this resource. Praying for you.

  2. What a refreshing list!!! This is a topic close to my heart. It always makes me so sad when I hear women say they don’t know where to start or what to read. Just start anywhere! Dwell in His presence and let Him fill you up and make you whole so you can minister to others. Great read!

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