But, the first time I heard the words, “spend time with God,” I was confused.
How does one “spend time with God?” How can that even be possible?? After all, He’s in heaven and I’m down here. Do I have to die to spend time with Him??
I just didn’t understand.
No one explained to me I could spend time with God while still on this earth, until I started attending a Bible study eighteen years ago.
It was as if a light bulb went off in my mind, and I “got it.”
I began to “spend time with God,” and to enjoy the time alone with Him.
You may be asking the same sorts of questions today.
In yesterday’s post, we talked about prayer and talking with God. That’s certainly one way to spend time with Him.
Let’s look at that and a few more…
5 Simple Ways To Spend Time With God
As we mentioned yesterday, prayer is simply talking with God in everyday, normal words. Sharing with God how you feel, your struggles, your joys, your challenges, what’s on your heart and mind. Thanking Him and praising Him, and giving Him your cares, concerns and problems. Praying for others and what they are going through. Any time of day… morning, noon, night.
2. Read The Bible, God’s Word
This scared me. The Bibles I grew up with used big words I couldn’t understand. As an adult, I purchased a Bible I could understand, and began to read it. Through Bible Study Fellowship these past eighteen years, my knowledge of the Bible has greatly increased. And yet, I still don’t know everything, and I won’t ever. Reading God’s Word and applying it to your life is life-changing, and is a great way to spend time with God.
3. Surround Yourself with His Creation
Take a walk in a forest, or on a beach, or in the country. Notice the beauty He created, just for us to enjoy. Just for you to enjoy that very day. Become very aware of the sounds, the smells, the sights. Not only did He create those, but He created you to be able to enjoy all these things.
4. Praise God in Words and in Song
This is one of my favorite things to do. I look at my life and praise God for the things He has done in it. I praise Him for making a way for me to be in heaven forever with Him through His Son, Jesus. I sing. I play Christian music, and let my heart soar in the words. It’s a refreshing way to spend time with God.
5. Keep a Blessing Journal
I used to keep a notebook by my bed, and each night I would write in it ten things that I was thankful for that day. I would thank God for each one of them before falling asleep. This reminds me I need to do that again. It blessed me so, ending my day in that way.
How do you spend time with God? Feel free to share your ideas below.
Spending time with God is another way to love Him. This Day 14 of 31 Days Of Loving God & Loving Others is a great day to spend time with the One who loves you the most!
(Linking up with the wonderful Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday!)
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