Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

We all tend to live hurried lives. Kids, spouses, grandkids, friends, social media, work and the daily upkeep of taking care of ourselves consumes us. Maybe you have recently retired and you are left with a busy mind and all this space to fill that you have no idea what to do with! All that to say, we face so many things that we can often fail or avoid connecting with God on our own. When we connect with God on a regular basis our lives will be enriched with peace and better understanding. Challenge yourself this week by putting to practice one of these three ways to stop a hurried mind or life and connect with God.

1. Hit your Knees
There are two moments we can miss everyday. As soon as you wake up and right before you close your eyes at night. These are opportunities to kneel before God and surrender your day. Sounds old fashioned, right? Give it a try everyday for the next 5 days. Take 10 minutes to pray about surrendering your day to him. Surrender it to him at the beginning and the end whether it was good or bad. Talk to God, tell him what you need help with and tell him what happened during your day. This will be time well spent – there is no doubt about that.

2. Step Outside
Have you ever asked God to let you see things the way he does? Step outside into nature, but before you do, ask God to open your eyes in a new way to his Creation. Grab your coat and take a walk, sit on your porch or drive to the coast. You will see the trees sway in a new way, you will hear the birds chirp and the clouds in whatever form they are in. Whatever you decide to do outside, purpose it to connect with God.

3. Take a moment to Remember
Have about 30 minutes to sit down and make a list? Take a pen and paper and write down all the ways God has revealed himself to you. Remember the miracles he did for you 10, 20, 30 years ago? How has he provided for you? What has he given to you? What toxic behaviors has he given you the courage to overcome? Take a moment and write everything down. Tuck that list in your bible and take it out every time you feel lonely or doubt. It will be a blessing to you.

God desires to connect with you, he is waiting.

Your friend,
Leah Ramos