I’ve learned growing closer to God is so amazing because you get to be more like Him and learn more about Him! It’s true how when you start to hangout with someone more and more you start to speak or act like them. Baby’s learn this at a young age. It’s simply called “money see, monkey do.” This is why it’s so important to surround yourself with good, Godly people! I’ve come to realize that the more time I spend with God the more I start to see things how He would. I see this in regards to criticism, forgiveness and through the Holly Spirit mostly.
criticism,Romans 12:1-23 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. 3 Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval.
Forgiveness,Psalm 32: 3-7 When I kept quiet about my sin, my bones wasted away from crying all day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me. My strength was dried up as in the hot summer. 5 I told my sin to You. I did not hide my wrong-doing. I said, “I will tell my sins to the Lord.” And You forgave the guilt of my sin. 6 So let all who are God-like pray to You while You may be found, because in the floods of much water, they will not touch him. 7 You are my hiding place. You keep me safe from trouble. All around me are your songs of being made free.
Coming to know the Holly SpiritActs 2: 40-41 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying,“Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Prayer Starter: Lord, thank you for giving me the ability to grow closer to you each and everyday. I pray today that you help me grow closer to you through criticism, forgiveness and coming to know the Holly Spirit. Amen.