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Connect with Your Creator

June 8, 2020

Read 1 Corinthians 13:12-13

“We don’t yet see things clearly: We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright. We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us. But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love” (The Message).

 
Reflect

What helps you to connect with God?

Face it, you’re busy. So, like a lot of people, you probably sail through Scripture in a hurry. (Maybe you’re doing that right now.) But if you want to truly connect with your Creator in a meaningful way, stop merely “reading” your Bible … and start engaging it.

As we chew on Scripture—receiving it, reflecting on it, and responding to it—and as we work our way through some honest questions, our masks come off and we begin talking to the Lord on a deeper, more substantive level.

Two things must happen:

We must ponder God’s Word deep in our hearts. We do this with a passage of Scripture until the Lord’s personal message has “gone right into you and taken possession of you”—as Bonhoeffer said. This is the level at which intimacy unfolds in a way that has the potential to change us in the deepest places of our being.

We must allow God to grow our faith in a way that’s unique to each one of us. Engaging the Bible this way doesn’t involve the impersonal formulas and the rigorous, intellectual studies that I was used to. We don’t have to cram our heads with Bible facts, fill in the blanks of study guides, and check off “Bible-in-a-year” reading plans. While these traditional approaches are good at times—they certainly engage our brain—they don’t always connect our hearts in a love relationship with the one, true God of the Scriptures.

Slow down, “chew on” Bible truth, savoring each “bite.” Engage God’s Word and connect with your Creator.


Pray

Lord, I want a two-way conversation with You. Speak to me through Your Word. Help me to connect with You in a deeper, more meaningful way. Amen.

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2 years ago
I must not forgot about love, love has more better understand, with life with the Lord.
2 years ago
I have always been a "check the box" person, whether I am keeping a food log, reading daily devotions, or doing anything that requires daily discipline. The boxes help me to get it done. I have never read the Bible from cover to cover, and this year I am doing that for the very first time, so daily check boxes are helping to keep me on track. Even with a "check box" mentality to start with, I am becoming open to so much more knowledge about the Word of God, and this fact, along with life events of recent years, is bringing me to have a real personal relationship with God unlike anything I have ever experienced before. I have found that He is meeting me at my check box and wants to take me so much deeper than that! God is patient, kind, loving, and forgiving, and He is willing to meet me right where I am. He is also helping me to go much deeper than by helping me to pray much more often and have a dialogue and a relationship with Him that so much deeper than checking the boxes could ever be. Please pray for me that I continue to seek a true, loving, personal relationship with God and forget about checking the boxes just so that I can know I checked the boxes.
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2 years ago
This is definitely food for the soul to ponder on. I want to grow and connect with God in a way that is so intimate. My biggest fear is for God to say that he never knew me. I am making a choice to dig into his words, to grow my relationship with God. I look forward to the day that my God says well done thy good and faithful servant 🙏🏽💜
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2 years ago
Lord, I ask for direction and understanding in your word
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2 years ago
Psalm 139 seems to speak directly to my heart. I love reading about God's thoughts about me. This scripture says God's thoughts of us are too numerous to count.
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