Q: I am a twelve-year-old boy, and my question is How can I get closer to God?
A: Ex-basketball superstar Michael Jordan and I aren’t • buddies or anything, but my hunch is that if you asked him how to be a better basketball player, he would tell you to master the basics. The same principle is true if you want to improve your friendship with God. I still remember a sermon I heard four years ago in which the preacher answered your question of how to get closer to God. He suggested the STP treatment.
S—Study. You can get closer to God only if you take time each day to learn more about Him. Set aside time daily to study God’s Word.
T—Tell others. You strengthen your spiritual muscles only with exercise. If you want to be closer to God, do things for others and share His love with them.
P—Pray. Again, it’s back to the basics. If you want to get closer to someone, you have to talk with him or her. Take time daily to talk with God, and you will get closer to Him