The number one thing Christians should constantly be striving for is drawing closer to God. It is extremely important because doing so includes:
1. Obeying Him. As we draw closer to Him, we begin to understand more when God is telling us to do something. Also, the closer we draw to Him, the more we understand that whatever God tells us to do is for our well-being. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”
2. Reflecting Him. When we are close to God, we begin to reflect Him. You may not look in the mirror and see Jesus in the reflection, but when other people look at you, they will see a Godly, loving person. Isn’t that awesome?! Another verse, Proverbs 27:19 (NIV) says: “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” The way we act everyday will mirror the condition of our heart, and the closer we are to God, the better it’s condition!
3. Understanding His Word. One way we can get closer to God is by reading His Word. The more we read it, the more we’ll understand it and be able to apply it to our lives.
When we draw closer to God, there are many things that will benefit us and those around us, and (as I said in number 2), we will start reflecting Him.