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Paige Gerstman

Hello, so my question to you is how do I build a better relationship with Jesus Christ? My relationship with him isn’t as strong as it should be or at least to me it isn’t. I’ve grown up in the Christian faith all my life and I’ve just now started praying and reading the bible, which is probably really bad and I should of done it a long time ago… so there’s my question and a little bit about myself, hopefully someone will answer. Thank you. 🙂

July 6, 2015 at 06:56
carolinereinhart1

carolinereinhart1

I think that it’s a great start, and it’s okay that your relationship isn’t very close at the moment. Remember, all relationships take time. Don’t expect to know or understand everything the Bible says right away. Just be patient with yourself and God and He will show you the way. Everyone starts at their own pace, and as long as you are striving and searching for God’s Will and following His commands, then you’ll be okay.
A few good books in the Bible to read are 1 and 2 Timothy. They are directed to a younger boy, somewhere in his teens and early twenties from what I understand, so it’s pretty relate able advice. Also remember that the disciples were around that age when they first started following Christ, so your relationship can and will be strong if you love Jesus through it all! =D

July 6, 2015 at 21:00
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Someone said that when we don’t read the Bible we shouldn’t feel guilty, we should feel hungry 🙂

As Christians, we are heirs of Christ (Galatians 4:7) so think of reading scripture as finding out *what* your inheritance is exactly and what God has given you already since you are his daughter.
Read Ephesians! It talks all about who we are in Christ and what amazing gifts and power God has given us.

Also think of the Bible as your road map/how to book for the most successful, fulfilling life possible (Proverbs 1:3; Proverbs 4:8)

As you read the Bible, you’ll find out more about God’s character and his great love for you, then your love for him will naturally grow (1 John 4:19)

Talk to God throughout the day as you would a friend, you don’t need to pray long, religious prayers. Think of Jesus as a friend who is ALWAYS there for you.

One more thing: Before you read the Bible, pray and ask God’s holy spirit to help you understand what you read. The Bible is an amazing book, but it’s easy to get confused when we try to understand it on our own.

I love this question! There’s nothing better than having a relationship with Jesus.

July 7, 2015 at 08:15
Marissarulz

Marissarulz

I know we’re giving you a lot to read here, but I recommend reading the book of John so you can see what Jesus said directly and did, and also first Corinthians, because that letter has more basic things:

1 Corinthians 3:2 ESV
I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

You may or may not know what he means by “milk”, so I’m going to explain. Spiritually, as we grow, we’re somewhat like children. When we’re new to the faith, like a newborn, we can’t have solid food(/in-depth teaching) yet. One could try to feed a baby steak, but they’re not going to take to it very well. xD It’s the same thing with us- If we haven’t learned the basics, then we’re not going to understand the harder stuff; we have to be weaned onto it, like you’re doing. 🙂 So 1rst Corinthians would be a good book for you (but not to say it’s just for the spiritually young, because most of us who have been in the faith for years could take a few lessons from it).

And do you go to a church? Okay, you probably do, seeing your upbringing and all. But if you don’t, you should find one. xD

Proverbs 27:17 ESV
Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.

Fellow Christians help each other in their faith, of course… Is this getting too long? I think this is getting too long. I’m gonna wrap this up.

One more thing- Do you volunteer anywhere? You could do it in the kids’ ministry at your church, for example. Volunteering is just another way to serve, and God loves it when we do that. 🙂 If anyone read all of this, thanks. xD Ciao!

July 14, 2015 at 14:44
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