The third thing we can do to have a closer relationship with God is to speak to Him through prayer. If reading the Bible is listening to God speak to us, speaking to God is accomplished through prayer. The Gospels often record Jesus secreting Himself away to commune with His Father in prayer. read more
If we truly want to build a close relationship with someone, we must do what we need to do to mend the relationship when it is broken. It is no different in our relationship with God, except the reason for the broken relationship is always on our side. The main reason our relationship with God gets broken is that we sin. read more
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.