What does connecting with God entail?
How do I connect with God on a day to day basis?
How do I know if I’m actually connecting with God or going through the motions?
How do I avoid the “seminary answers” to connecting with God?
Where does meditation come in and how do I do that?
Have you ever had these questions about connecting with God? They are questions I’m having today. I haven’t been as great lately at writing in my journal, which is on this site. I don’t know why. I have had a lot to think about in regard to my full-disclosure. In have in-laws in town, and the list could go on and on of excuses.
So what are the answers to connecting with God…?
Answers that come to mind right now:
- saying prayers
- reading from good books, namely, the scriptures
- reading other articles that talk about God and His Son
- writing out my feelings, although sometimes I’m not sure if this is connection with God or not
These are the answers that I think are most sincere. But are they accurate? Is doing these things really God connection?
Rhyll says this in her book:
In addition to connection with other people, I also needed a stronger connection to God to help me continue to have faith that He would strengthen me through the difficult days ahead. I found such a connection through soul-searching prayer, scripture study, and by looking to see God’s hand in my life. Once I found a great connection with both other[s] and God, I felt safe to begin my journey to recovery.
She goes on to say:
As I worked my own recovery in that moment, I felt a calming sense of peace and connection to myself and to God.
This quote stuck out to me today by C.S. Lewis:
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leads in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and doe not seem to make any sense.
What on earth is He up to? The explanation is the He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but he is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. (Mere Christianity, New York: Harper Collins, 2001 – pg. 205).
I feel like, through reading in Rhyll’s book, I’ve found answers that I may not have found anywhere else today.
I feel like connecting with God can come in quite a few different ways; the ways I’ve listed above do work but there are others I’m possibly not considering yet.
I’m grateful for today.
I’m going to take a power-nap and then get back to work before the kids come home.