As a Christian, a follower of Christ, we live in this world, but we are not of this world. Satan is the god of this world. He is the father of all lies and masters of deception.
According to 2 Corinthians 5:20 we are ambassadors from a heavenly kingdom and we require discernment to walk in truth. In John 14:6 Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life. John 8:32 tells us that when we know the truth, the truth will set you free. We can be free from sickness, bondage, and fear, because Jesus paid the price.
When Jesus died for our sins on the cross, he sent His Holy Spirit to assist us. Romans 8:11 acknowledges that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, dwells in us. Living daily in relationship with the Holy Spirit requires hearing His voice and obeying Him. But how do we do that? I have discovered three ways to develop my relationship with God.
#1 Confess and repent. God is a holy God and sin separates you and I from God. When the Holy Spirit reveals to me that I have sinned, and I confess it and turn away from it, and according to 1 John 1:9 He is faithful to forgive me.
#2 Study the Bible. 2 Timothy 2:15 encourages us to study the Word of God. As I learn what the Bible says, I discover who God is. God is truth and I can trust Him and His Word, but I must read and study it to get it into my heart so it becomes a part of me.
#3 Pray and talk with the Holy Spirit. Proverbs 3:6 says that in all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct your steps. As I humble myself and acknowledge that I need God, I give Him permission to work in my life. I ask Him questions and converse with Him. As He leads me, I am committed to obeying Him. In John 10:14 Jesus says that His sheep know His voice. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
Developing your relationship with God is a priority and following these simple steps will empower you to have a life-giving experience with God.