6 Ways To Have A Horrible Relationship With God

6 Ways To Have A Horrible Relationship With God

1. Only view God as your ticket out of hell. 

This one will hit home with a lot of people. And while this may come off extremely judgmental, my point is to help encourage you into a deeper relationship with your Creator. God is more than a “get out of hell free card,” and our relationship with him should reflect something much deeper than that. Heaven isn’t a place for people who fear hell, but instead a place for people who passionately love God. Don’t make your relationship with God transactional. He’s worth more than anything your mind can fathom. He’s not here just to be personal fire proof.

2. Only pray when you need something. 

Have you noticed that everyone seems to pray when things get tough? The real question is whether or not you are going to extend your prayer life beyond the hard-times. God is looking for a relationship with you, and only by communicating with him will you be able to deepen and nourish it.

3. Only read your Bible when told to. 

If you want a relationship with God, then I suggest you read the Word in which he breathed into life. Read a devotional, join a bible study, or even read the bible from beginning to end. Regardless of how you read your Bible, God is looking for you to open up His Word and digest the wisdom he has prepared for you. There is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t follow God’s Word.

4. Only worship during a church service. 

Worshipping during church service is great, but worshipping outside of that element is even greater. Find ways to worship God throughout your everyday life, and make a priority out of giving praise to the one who created you. Worshipping God can be done through many different forms, so find a way to praise God that reflects who God created you to be.

5. Only give back when you get something in return. 

True giving is found when you expect nothing in return. Whether you are giving to a charity, a church, or even a missions trip, if you are only doing it because it’s tax-refundable, you might want to question whether or not your heart is in the right place.

6. Only claim to be a Christian when it benefits you. 

Anyone can claim to be a Christian when things are easy. The real question is whether or not you will represent your faith in times of trial and tribulation. People all around the world are being martyred for their faith, and the question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your love for God is worth giving everything up for.

-Jarrid Wilson

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  • Gloria Garcia April 4, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Thanks this has been very helpful, God bless you!

  • Shekinah Bongco March 13, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    You’re inspiring sir! This made me repent and re-think my ways :) God is good! :)

  • ~ March 9, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Hi, ive been wondering all these years.. do we experience god only when something bad happens?
    Like testimonies of non believers and how it changed their lives and how their family were against it before and slowly things just start to improve after they see a difference in their childs life..
    or mayb people suffering from diseases/illnesses and once they receive healings is only when their relationship with god changes ?

    Thanks

  • Gail Card March 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Excellent read! It is all about a deep relationship with God, and not religion( a set of rules and practices man made)

  • rebecca March 4, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    nice sayed you have to love god and also keep the faith if you do not have that then you will be sad and not happy

  • Abi Pipper March 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Now you need an article to tell us how to fix this!

    • yesitswesley March 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Don’t leave all the fun to Jarrid, I google anything I can’t find or look for it in my bible!!! There are tons of ways to learn how to worship God in your daily life, I worship him while I drive to work in the mornings. It’s private and intimate, you can shout, sing, and give him praise!!!

  • Anna Karolina March 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Pura verdade!

  • Nancy R. March 4, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    I never thought about CEO! Our church is a community outreach for all faiths, but most of us consider ourselves a Baptist. My comment about finding God everywhere is still how I believe. I believe each one of us can influence another by expressing what He would do. Praying daily. Love one another. Ask Him for direction.

  • allthingsnewblogger March 4, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    true true and true

  • anna March 3, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    I was just speaking about this last night with my sister!

  • Lucille A. Rangel March 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    You know, “I don’t think it makes us bad people because we don’t attend church when we should.” Although, I see your point Jarrid, that we Should go to church! After-all, GOD does come to our house when we call on him right? Just like me, since I’m Catholic…I will admit another thing, I’m not a practicing Catholic. But, it doesn’t mean I’m bad…..just mean’s I should set some priorities for myself as to when I should go to church. When I do go, I really like it. I’ve gone only once on Christmas Eve. For the Mass, it was so Beautiful! It almost made me cry! A play was put on with the Baby Jesus in the Manger….now that was the most beautiful experience I ever had at Midnight Mass.

    • Nancy R. March 4, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      You are His no matter where you are. Some folks have lots of reasons for being unable or maybe uncomfortable in a church. I hope that you have someone else to help keep your spiritual life going. Your needs are met no matter where or how you ask. Just remember you are definitely worth every sacrifice He made. I have family members who are Catholic also who only go on special occasions. There are reasons I’m sure. They remain a close family.

    • Hakuz Paris March 7, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      “I’m not a practicing Catholic. But, it doesn’t mean I’m bad” For a human point of view you are not bad but for God if you don’t serve him I think that you are bad.

  • Lucille A. Rangel March 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I’m a new-comer to this column. And as I read the stories of what other people have posted, I think some of them are very inspirational. Me….I’m a Catholic. Now I know that (because I’ve heard) that their’s Christian in everyone. I see myself as not being Christian but, Catholic. I won’t lie…..I don’t go to church all the time! Or to say, when I should. Which is every Sunday. I do go for weddings but, mostly Funerals. But, I DO pray everyday and every night. I even pray and talk to GOD when I go on my 3 mile walks in the mornings. I like talking to him. I don’t talk out loud but, I’m talking to him in my thoughts! And it’s a full conversation with GOD. I really like it because I know that he’s listening to me and although, he doesn’t answer me as if I’m talking to any other person….he’s “GOD” so he’s answering me with his Guidance and the things he brings my way. Like for my kids….I pray a lot for them. But, I just don’t pray for things I need….because my needs are for others. And I thank him for being there for me. Because every morning I’m alone when I’m walking. But, I always know he’s walking beside me. :)

    • Werner March 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

      Lucille, you would greatly benefit from the book ‘Can you hear me, by Brad Jerzak. He is a personal friend of mine and explains exactly what you experience in your walk and goes a step further by saying that we can ‘hear’ God responding to what we say. Enjoy!
      You find the book on amazon.

    • Jet March 7, 2014 at 6:19 AM

      Hi, communication or a conversation is always a two-way communication. We should do all the talking, have the time to read and meditate His written word which is the Bible and have an encounter with God. Your life will never be the same if you do that.

  • Jill Scifres March 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Or… Only believe you can find God or that He can find you while you are sitting in a church. He is everywhere. He is right beside you. He is listening. Just talk to him.

  • Brian March 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Jarrid my parents are church CEO’s (Christmas Easter Only) then is the only time they will go only because I attend there, otherwise they would not go.

    • Nikita Baptist March 4, 2014 at 7:19 AM

      ‘CEO’ .. LOL. Pray for them ! xo

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