Every relationship requires attention and involvement in order for to grow. It’s no different in our relationship with God. There are three things you can do to help ensure you stay on the path of growth in your relationship with Him.
Spend time listening. For a relationship to grow, we need to spend time getting to know the other person. God has given us the Bible to help us know His character. If we want to know Him, we must spend time learning what He says about Himself through the Bible.
Spend time talking. We need to share with God what is on our hearts. We can do this by talking to Him. This is called prayer. Prayer is sharing our hearts with God. Of course, God already knows everything, but He still wants us to communicate with Him about our desires and needs.
Spend time with others who have trusted Christ. When we place our faith in Christ, we join a community of other people who have placed their faith in Christ. This community is called the church. Local churches provide a great resource for us to deepen our understanding of God’s character. Others who know Christ can also help us learn how to mirror His character in our lives.