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8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by tsquare299(m): 6:13am On Sep 10
1. Schedule a devotional "appointment." Write a specific time and location on your calendar, or in your planner. You might want to choose a time that corresponds with another daily activity: after you get up in the morning, right after school, or immediately after dinner. Try to avoid putting devotions off until the end of the day.

2. Choose your tools. Some basics include:
1) A Bible. Biblegateway.com offers 16 versions for you to compare, from that classic King James Version to modern versions like The Message. Or, consider using a student or study Bible—many contain reading plans and practical ways to apply Scripture to everyday situations.
2) A devotional book. Some are specifically for students. Many have a "thought for the day" and questions to help you relate the verses you've read to your own life.
3) A journal. Use it to record your favorite verses and reflections on Scripture. Or, try writing a poem or letter to God.

3. Start with prayer. Ask God to keep you focused and to help you understand what you're about to read.

4. Use your Bible. Even if you use a devotional book with verses printed in it, read the passages in your Bible anyway. "Prove it to yourself that it's really there" It helps you to think of that verse as part of God's Word, and not as just an excerpt from some random book." Plus, you might spot another meaningful verse that wasn't included in the devotional book.

5. Read it until you get it. First, read verse by verse—read each verse several times until you understand what it is saying, then move on to the next one. Then, go back and read the entire passage, putting its meaning all together in your mind. Even if you're familiar with a passage, try to read it like you've never seen it before—don't skim. God might give you an understanding of something you've never noticed before.

6. Don't just read the Bible—do what it says (James 1:22). Make a list of personal traits (patience, kindness) or spiritual goals (witnessing, prayer) you'd like to work on. Each week, choose one item from your list. Using a concordance,
biblegateway.com or a devotional book, find verses about that topic. Then, try to find ways to apply what you've read.

7. Make a commitment. On a piece of paper, write these words: "I commit to read my Bible every day for the next month." Sign your name and tape the paper somewhere in your bedroom where you can see it.

8. Don't give up. Let's face it: There will be days when you skip devotions. Just try to keep it a high priority and do it whenever you can. "God is not going to abandon you if you don't do a devotion one day—he knows what our schedules are like, and he knows our hearts. Any time that you spend with God, he can use it to teach you and to grow your faith.
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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by lafflaff123(m): 6:14am On Sep 10
Nice write up.

I believe in God, but sometimes my brain wanders and i start to think aloud. For example, why did God let Lot in the bible sleep with his daughters, after they got him drunk? that part is very confusing to me, because some biblical scholars have argued he was asleep.

The only problem with that argument is that, it takes an effort on the part of the man for the thing to get up. Secondly, let us assume he was asleep when he "Released" and got the first one pregnant, was he still asleep when he released the second time?just my random thoughts.

And can a good Christian here, explain how LOT was punished. And what eventually happened to those Children?somebody said those Nigerians hustling in Italy, are the direct descendants of that incestuous relationship. I only say ED, if you O to make am a State in Nigeria na you know.

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Redoil: 6:27am On Sep 10
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Ololanla: 6:33am On Sep 10
Thanks for this piece.
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by hopefulLandlord: 6:40am On Sep 10
interesting

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by WizAkzy: 7:02am On Sep 10
grin
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Rocketmaster(f): 7:04am On Sep 10
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by merryossai(m): 7:05am On Sep 10
a relationship with God is very relevant but we shouldn't be too spiritual by making heaven is our goal on earth. a life of purpose is the goal while heaven is a our home. as Christian we should work from home.

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by SenorFax(m): 7:06am On Sep 10
Good thing waking up to this,



Not a lynched story,
Not a kidnap busting
Not leaked adultery video or 1000ways to die in Nigeria.

A good way to start the day.

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by dotunbekro06(m): 7:06am On Sep 10
Nice one OP


But you are bias




We Muslim nko. All i see here is Bible Bible Bible.

Quran is also no1 major key cool


You could have just use Bible/Quran









My opinion

Happy Sunday to my Muslim/Christian brothers and sisters we shall all live to witness many sundays!

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by IBreakRules: 7:06am On Sep 10
To God be the glory.
my new High lately. listening to good gospel songs.

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by DebbyChris(f): 7:06am On Sep 10
Nice one
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by simpleshawls(m): 7:07am On Sep 10
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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Maziebuka01(m): 7:07am On Sep 10
Help me God

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by elmagnifico411(m): 7:09am On Sep 10
Wawu. I really need this! Thanks and God bless u for this. Nice!!!
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by grailife(m): 7:10am On Sep 10
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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by denaldaniel: 7:10am On Sep 10
DebbyChris:
Nice one

Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Lexusgs430: 7:10am On Sep 10
I already have 8 steps into my lounge.....
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by yinksjoe: 7:11am On Sep 10
God I need grace on dis God I need grace on dis God I need grace on dis

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by opalu: 7:11am On Sep 10
Great
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by sweetilicious(f): 7:15am On Sep 10
Thanks Op.Needed this.

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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Goodluckxz: 7:17am On Sep 10
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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by millhouse: 7:29am On Sep 10
Phew !!! Needed this
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by CAPSLOCKED: 7:32am On Sep 10

IF ALL HUMANS FOCUS ON BUILDING A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER HUMANS, THIS WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE.

Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Ekasco1(m): 7:40am On Sep 10
Nice
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Sgttanner: 7:42am On Sep 10
PLEASE HOW DO SOMEONE CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF PRAYING??My prayer level is zero...
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by emotions1: 7:52am On Sep 10
Sgttanner:
PLEASE HOW DO SOMEONE CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF PRAYING??My prayer level is zero...
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Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Olulinks(m): 7:58am On Sep 10
lafflaff123:
Nice write up.

I believe in God, but sometimes my brain wanders and i start to think aloud. For example, why did God let Lot in the bible sleep with his daughters, after they got him drunk? that part is very confusing to me, because some biblical scholars have argued he was asleep.

The only problem with that argument is that, it takes an effort on the part of the man for the thing to get up. Secondly, let us assume he was asleep when he "Released" and got the first one pregnant, was he still asleep when he released the second time?just my random thoughts.

And can a good Christian here, explain how LOT was punished. And what eventually happened to those Children?somebody said those Nigerians hustling in Italy, are the direct descendants of that incestuous relationship. I only say ED, if you O to make am a State in Nigeria na you know.

Bible scholars will always get you confused, thread softly in following them. Follow God and his word, strictly. Again, when some people are finding or arguing whether Bible or God really discourages drinking, there you have the answer and the result of drinking. Note, anytime Bible refuses to mention a name or some names in the Bible (lot children, for instance) those bearing the omitted names are only as good as being used to teach what no Christian should do in other to make heaven. May God open our eyes more in Jesus name.
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by Centurion04: 8:19am On Sep 10
...very timely! I actually needed this badly. Regards!
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by 7ran53nd: 8:25am On Sep 10
Nice one!
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by talk2emma: 8:30am On Sep 10
Nice one
Re: 8 Steps To A Better Relationship With God by olujastro: 8:30am On Sep 10
dotunbekro06:
Nice one OP


But you are bias




We Muslim nko. All i see here is Bible Bible Bible.

Quran is also no1 major key cool


You could have just use Bible/Quran









My opinion

Happy Sunday to my Muslim/Christian brothers and sisters we shall all live to witness many sundays!
What if the OP doesn't believe in Allah or Mohammed. How is he supposed to write on what he believes not?

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