40 Ways to Get Closer to God by Jerry MacGregor

By Jerry MacGregor

Useful Steps to a Deeper Faith

Sometimes religion calls for motion. This useful ebook supplies Christians principles for the way to regulate their hearts to catch up with to God.

Each bankruptcy incorporates a designated problem and a short rationalization that places the problem in context. workouts contain acts of carrier to others, prolonged prayer, Scripture reminiscence, fasting, an afternoon of gratitude, media fasting (no television or Internet), evangelism, and masses extra. The demanding situations are large in scope, permitting individuals with various character forms and studying types to learn from them.

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I didn’t write this book because I am perfect or have it all figured out. I don’t glow in the dark. I wrote it because, well, I’m a wreck. I want to be a better Christian. I want to feel really close to God, but I can’t seem to ever quite get there. I sin, ask forgiveness, and sin again. I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t want you to think, This guy wrote a book because he really has it all together. I don’t. But I’m fifty-two while writing this sentence, and looking back over the past forty years, I realize I’ve come a ways in my walk with God.

As Thompson observes, Are we aware of how much sustains our life apart from physical food? Do we have an inner conviction that Christ is our life? [4] Does that describe you? “Content to live at life’s surface”? Or perhaps you are anything but content—you want to live a life that is deeper and richer. You are hungry for God. Ironically, the practice of fasting can begin to satisfy that hunger. It is not an easy practice, but it is one you can slowly get better at. If you’ve ever tried to change your lifestyle, for example, by exercising, you know you can’t just jump off the couch and run a marathon.

Just see the richness that Scripture brings to something as simple as looking at an important word of faith. After you spend some time studying the word love, pray—and thank God for his love for you. ___ Check here when you have completed today’s God Challenge. [13] —ANNIE DILLARD For millennia, the people of God have sought him in prayer. Not only in moments of need, but in a scheduled sort of way. Whether it is a weekly prayer meeting, a daily quiet time, or short prayers throughout the day, a rhythm of prayer helps keep us on track.

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