Why improve your relationship with God? For the same reason
that you want to deepen your relationship with others.
When we meet a new person and click with them, we want to
enhance that relationship. It’s only natural. When we fall in love with
someone, we are always looking for ways to be with them more and, when we are, we
want to experience things together with them.
I can already hear your response: “But I don’t have a relationship with God like that!”
Ah, but you do. Tell me, have you ever experienced joy,
peace, intelligence, creativity, love? Where do you think all those wonderful things
Yes, they come from the very one who created us. And each
time you experience one of those things, you are having an intimate experience
So how do you improve your relationship with God? By giving
thanks; gratitude is a wonderful start.
In the 12-Step rooms, when someone is in a “bad” place, they
are often told to “put a little gratitude in your attitude.” It’s usually a
saying that helps shift your thinking to look at things differently. Or maybe
someone is so down that it’s suggested that they make a gratitude list to help him
or her see and remember the things that they are grateful for.
Other ways to improve your conscious contact/relationship
with God is when your get that burst of intelligence, that moment of clarity or
creative idea, to remember and acknowledge where it came from. The same goes
for when you’re experiencing those other wonderful things, such as a peaceful
moment, joy, etc.
By doing these very things…seeing how God works through us
and us through Him/Her…we are deepening that relationship.
So these are ways to help you improve your relationship with
God. And when you practice these very things, you will be amazed at how your
perspective on things will change in a more positive way.
And I bet you thought I was going to talk about prayer,
meditation and reading bona fide scriptures as a way of improving your
relationship with God. Fooled you!
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