The single best way to get closer to God is this: talk to Him, truthfully, in your own language, about all the stuff that's going on in your life, and all the areas you want to work on and improve.
From your question, it sounds like you've already figured out for yourself that talking to God can get a lot of big stuff to move, and can solve a lot of problems and issues.
When people are regularly talking to God, in their own way, on their own terms, whatever their beliefs and background, they just start to see more and more things fall into place in their life, and they start to get more of a peek of the big, Divine plan for their life, and to see more of the good in the world.
When that happens, you'll automatically start to feel closer to God, and it will be the most natural thing in the world.
If you'd like more specific help or guidance, you can download the eBook called: 'The How, What and Why of Talking to God' by clicking HERE (although it doesn't sound like you really need it).
It's all about practical tips for how to talk to God, and apart from mentioning God, a lot, it's got nothing to do with religion at all.
It's available FREE to all Talk To God readers until September 1.
Good luck, and stay in touch