Different Ways We Connect with God

Our God is so good, so intentional, and so creative! Just by taking a deep breath and looking around, we can see that the Lord has designed so many things with special care. From the nature we see outside, to the human body, to the ability to have electricity and technology, God has allowed us to experience so many different kinds of things! Our God is one who is always true and always steady in His ways, and at the same time, gives us so many different ways to experience Him. 

The Lord has created each of us in unique ways. There is no one who is just like you, likes the same things as you, and has been through the same things as you have. God has allowed us all to be different, and He loves us all the same! God is so specific with each of us. In each day, we can each experience so many God moments in the mundane. 

We have the opportunity to connect with and walk with the great God who created us with such unique care. There are so many ways to connect with God, and some ways may work better for some of us than others. That is beautiful! 

For many of us, the way we connect with God is by being in nature. In nature, we can see God’s glorious creation, and beholding that may help us see Him. The way that God designed each leaf, tree, and blade of grass can show us how much He cares. “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship.” ~ Psalm 19:1

Others of us may not have a desire to spend time in nature connecting with God, but we may love spending time with fellow believers. God gives us the amazing gift of community! Spending time fellowshiping with godly community is an amazing way to spend time with the Lord! “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Spending time singing praises to the Lord in worship is a way to connect deeply with the Lord. For some of us, spending time singing worship songs is where we feel closest to God. What a powerful way to connect with Him! “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands.” ~ Psalm 63:3-4

Maybe singing, socializing, or the outdoors aren’t exactly your sweet spot where you feel the closest to the Lord. Talking to Him directly in prayer is a special way to connect with our Heavenly Father. Spending time in prayer is a sure way to have your heart near to the Lord’s. If writing things out is something that you enjoy, try prayer journaling. Simply journal your prayers to the Lord! “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” ~ James 5:13

Another way to connect with the Lord is to know Him more. The way to know Him is by knowing Scripture. The Bible is God revealed to us. Commit time to knowing scripture and commuting it to memory. Memorizing scripture has endless blessings attached. The more we know God’s Word, the more we know Him! “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ~ Colossians 3:16

Take time this week to connect with our holy and loving Lord! Whether you feel closest to Him in nature, in community, in worship, in prayer or in Scripture, or another way, treasure time with Him as your top priority—you won’t regret it!

 

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