A long time ago when my faith was basically exploding, I remember praying and asking God how to keep it. I felt so close to Him. I was able to pray in a way that I never had before, and I was discovering new and deeper truths that I had only glimpsed previously. I didn’t want this to fade. I hated the thought of going back to the life of faith I had before. So I asked.
In my heart, I heard Him answer, “Get to know me. Read your Bible.” It’s something so simple, yet it can be one of the first things we put down. I had discovered new insights through Scripture, but I didn’t think of it as the basis of my relationship. It was a book after all. But it’s not just a book. It’s the story of God’s interactions with us. It’s a love letter to our souls. It’s a word of hope in the midst of trial, and a challenge in the midst of pride. It’s how we can start to recognize the voice of God, because we know deeply what it sounds like.
So if you’re wondering how to get closer in your faith, get to know Him. Pick a book and just start reading. Read a chapter a day or even just a couple verses. Look for things that speak to your heart. Explore things that frustrate or confuse you until you figure out what they really mean. It’s a simple thing, but it has profound effects.