In this season of uncertainty, more and more people are turning to Christ. And that’s a good place for them to be looking because he is the answer, John 14:6. As we seek to follow Jesus more closely he is a simple acronym (CLOSER) that will remind us what we can do to increase our spiritual fervor.
Communicate with God through prayer.
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
Learn to understand and apply God’s Word to your life.
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” Romans 10:17
Obey God’s Commands.
“If you love me you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15
Store God’s Word in your heart.
“Your word of Lord, I have hidden in my heart that I may to sin against you,” Psalm 119:11
Evangelize (share Christ with others),
“God therefore, and make disciples of all the nations…” Matthew 28:19
Renew yourself spiritually every day.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2
Regularly practicing even one of these disciplines will increase your spiritual fervor. And the more of them you involve into your life, the closer you will grow to the Lord, becoming more like Christ.