Developing A Close Relationship with God: A Simple Method
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Developing A Close Relationship with God: A Simple Method

Easy steps to go deeper in your relationship with God this week! Anyone can do these - not complicated or boring!
4.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
18 students enrolled
Created by Sandy Walker
Last updated 3/2016
English
Current price: $20 Original price: $25 Discount: 20% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • After you take this course you will be confident that you know how to connect with God deeply each day.
  • You will also be able to focus your attention so you can pay attention to God without distractions.
  • You’ll learn to recognize His voice and you’ll be familiar with lots of different ways that God communicates with you.
  • You'll practice recording what God has said to you each day.
  • This will give you confidence to take action on what He tells you to do. That’s quite an adventure!
  • You'll have a new appreciation of what it means to really TRUST God.
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Requirements
  • Have an open mind
  • Have a hunger or desire for God
  • Have an interest in having a closer relationship with God
  • Not be offended by references to Jesus or the Bible
Description

Do you wish God would speak to YOU like He spoke to people in the Bible?

  • Are you spiritually curious, wondering if God still speaks to people today?
  • Have you heard other people talk about God as though they know Him personally, but you don't have that kind of relationship yet?
  • Are you bored in your religious routine and you want something to ignite your passion for God again?
  • Do you need some practical steps to get close to God?

If any of this describes you, then this course is for you!

The purpose of this introductory course is to help you develop a daily practice of talking and listening to God – to give you tools and understanding that will help you be successful in listening to God, obeying Him and trusting Him. Included are practical exercises you can do immediately to help you apply what you learn. You can complete this course in just 15 minutes a week for 4 weeks. Daily practice will help you learn the skills - it only takes 5-10 minutes a day!

Who is the target audience?
  • Who this course is for:
  • People who are followers of Christ or are open-minded to His ways
  • People who are interested in knowing God personally (not just theoretically)
  • People who want to hear from God for themselves
  • People looking for practical tools to help them get closer to God
  • People who want to go deeper into what it means to be a follower of Christ.
  • This course is for those who want to deepen their relationship with God. It is specifically written for Christians but can be used by those who are spiritual seekers (who are not offended by references to Jesus and the Bible). This course is for those who know in their hearts that “there must be more to life”. You can have a living, dynamic, loving, refreshing relationship connection with God, the Divine Source of all Love and Truth. It really is possible – even for YOU.
  • This course is not for:
  • People not interested in having a relationship with God
  • People who like to argue and debate about religion or theology
  • Atheists
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
5 Lectures 04:04

If you have any problems with being able to hear the videos or read the screens, here's where you can find answers! By the way, this is a "silent lecture". Just read it & follow the links if you need them.

Preview 00:20

Who is Sandy Walker, your instructor for this course? Find out here.

Preview 01:17

This is a brief course description. You can read more about the course in the Overview tab (above).

Preview 2 pages

This lecture answers the question - Who is this course for? It is not for everyone, that's for sure. Do you fit the description of the ideal student described in this course?

Preview 3 pages

This lecture gives you the big picture of what you can expect to learn during this course. Whet your appetite and start getting excited! I think you could realistically say that this course could actually change your life, if you let it.

Preview 02:27
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Why Develop a Relationship with God?
4 Lectures 11:32

In this lecture I share a little bit about my own journey toward having a close relationship with God. This will inspire you that it is possible!

Who Me?
04:04

Relationships take time and effort, so why develop a relationship with God? What's your motivation? Find out here.

Preview 02:47

CAN you develop a relationship with God? What are the prerequisites? Can just anybody do this or only certain people? Is it even possible for you?

Preview 03:07

Some encouraging words to keep you motivated! There will be some obstacles to overcome - I mention these in this lecture. It's good to know what to expect, isn't it?

You can do this!
01:34
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The Most Critical Skill to Learn
3 Lectures 07:04

It can be challenging to learn to be still - here are some simple, practical tips to get you started!

Learn to Be Still
02:38

I developed a very simple exercise that teaches you how to be still so you can connect with God. It is not hard at all! Many people have been delightfully surprised at the positive results they experience when they practice this skill.

Practical Exercise - How to Learn this Skill
03:56

I know how it feels! It's not easy to learn this skill - it takes some time. In this lecture I share what worked for me and 1 practical tip that made it much easier. I hope it helps to know - you are not alone! Give yourself some time to learn this skill - it will really pay off later. By the way, this is a "silent lecture". Just read it - it gives your ears a break!

Encouraging Words! ("silent" lecture)
00:30
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The First Step
3 Lectures 06:39

How do you ask God to speak to you? And then what should you do when He does?

Invite God to Speak to You
04:32

Having a special journal for your relationship with God is a great way to keep track of your conversations with Him. Here's an example of what you should record and a template you can use. By the way, this is a "silent lecture". Just read it - it gives your ears a break!

Journal Page Example ("silent" lecture)
00:31

I know how it feels - you might be asking, "Will God really speak to ME?" Let's talk about this.

Preview 01:36
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Listening to God
4 Lectures 07:39

What does it mean to listen to God? How exactly do I do this?

Listening to God
01:25

God speaks through many different ways - here's a list of some of them. This is very helpful if you're just starting to learn to listen to God.

How Does God Speak to Us?
01:45

How to recognize when it is God speaking and when is it NOT God speaking. There's a BIG difference - this comparison chart will really help.

How Do We Know When God Is Speaking?
03:26

Got questions? We've got answers! And a special request for those who want to share their thoughts.

Questions & Encouragement
01:03

This quiz will check whether you will be able to recognize when God is speaking. It should be taken after you finish the Section: Listening to God

How Do You Know When God Is Speaking?
5 questions
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Taking Action on What You Hear!
4 Lectures 06:57

Timing is important - God notices how you respond when He speaks. Do you pay attention or put it off?

God Notices How You Respond When He Speaks
03:00

A lot of people doubt themselves when they are listening to God. What if I get it wrong? What if I make a mistake? Find out how to answer these questions. By the way, this is a "silent lecture". Just read it - it gives your ears a break!

What If I'm Wrong or Just Crazy? ("silent" lecture)
00:30

This is a really big question people often struggle with - How can I know for sure that it's God and not me? Here are some very practical ways to find out.

How to Know For Sure That God Is Speaking Before You Take Action
02:57

Practice what you are learning! Here's a quick and simple way to "put feet to your faith" and make it real. By the way, this is a "silent lecture". Just read it - it gives your ears a break! You can also download it and read it.

Practical exercise
00:30

This quiz will see if you are learning how to take action on what you hear. It should be taken after you listen to the lectures in this section.

Obey God Quiz
3 questions
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The Most Challenging Step You Will Take
4 Lectures 05:47

Why should I trust God?

Trusting God
01:53

This lecture explains what it means and what it does not mean. Sometimes people get this confused - this lecture will help sort it all out.

What Does It Mean to Trust God?
01:36

How do you trust a God you cannot see? This is a "silent lecture". Just read it - and ponder what it says.

Letting Go ("silent" lecture)
00:30

Let God prove Himself to you - here's how to do that.

God is Trustworthy
01:48
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Conclusion & Final Thoughts
7 Lectures 11:49

A quick summary of what we covered in this class and what you have accomplished!

Putting It All Together
02:51

What if I have a question that was not covered in this course material? Here's some specific places you can go to get your questions answered.

Where to Find Answers to Your Questions
00:56

I would like to give you a blessing for your relationship with God as you go forward from here.

A Blessing for You
01:31

Want more help than this course can offer? Here's where you can find it.

How to Get More Help
00:46

Here are some resources that can help you keep moving forward in your relationship with God. I highly recommended these!

Where Do I Go Now?
03:35

Congratulations to you! You made it - check out this final lecture for a dose of celebration!!

Congratulations!
00:40

This is an extra bonus lecture for those who want to go farther in developing a close relationship with God!

Bonus Lecture: Spiritual Life Coaching - Is It Right for Me?
01:30
About the Instructor
Sandy Walker
4.8 Average rating
4 Reviews
18 Students
1 Course
Spiritual Life Coach, Christian Minister, Author & Speaker

I am a professional Life Coach living in sunny South Florida. I have been helping people with personal spiritual development for over 25 years, especially those who are followers of Jesus. I love to teach people simple, practical ways to accomplish their goals and become the person they want to be! I am also the author of several books that can help you find freedom from feeling afraid, feeling like you don't belong and feeling insecure. I love to help people become confident and secure, knowing deeply how valuable and wonderful they are. Please contact me if I can help you - I look forward to seeing you in class!