How do you develop a relationship with someone you can’t see or touch?
Developing a relationship with God can seem a little abstract at first, but people of faith throughout the ages will tell you that a relationship with God is not only possible but also can be just as real and fulfilling (even more so) than a relationship with another human being.
Building any relationship requires communication and effort. We come to know God by desiring to know Him, learning of Him through scriptures, communicating with Him through prayer, and acting on the direction He gives us.
Desire to Know
Almost any relationship begins with some sort of need or desire to know the other person. Watch as Elaine Bradley, drummer for the band Neon Trees, talks about how she began to develop her relationship with God.
Elaine realized that she didn’t have a relationship with God because she “didn’t ever want one.” The Book of Mormon teaches that “even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you.” Desire can lead you, like Elaine, to act and seek out more knowledge about God and His word.