How to Experience God: Where is Your Holy Ground?
I’m reflecting on how I can experience God anywhere at anytime.
I recently had a conversation with a friend about church attendance and the presence of God. I do firmly believe that it’s important to be in a body of Christ on a regular basis. This is biblical, to gather together and to observe the Sabbath. But that’s only a part of it. I can find and be in the presence of God anytime, anywhere.
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For me, early wake up and quiet time is key. I set my alarm so that I’m up before anyone else. This affords me the time to read my Bible and pray without interruption.
My early morning workout is very much a part of how I experience God. I’ve always referred to my solo runs as my holy ground. It seems that through exercise and outside activity it is easier to experience God or to think of Him and acknowledge His presence. I often feel that He speaks to me, not in an audible voice, but He teaches me and prompts me and shows me things when I’m out running or biking. Maybe it’s because it’s hard to deny His creation. It’s hard to look around and not be in awe of the beauty around us. Or when we’re moving our bodies and pushing our limits, we realize how wonderfully we have been made. I don’t know why this seems to be.
Spending time with friends and family is how some experience God. The Bible tells that where two or more are gathered in His name, He is there also. It doesn’t have to be inside the four walls of a church. It can be under someone’s roof at a family gathering. When He lives in you; He goes with you.
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I don’t know where or when you experience God. But I do know that no matter where we are or what we’re doing, He can be found.
It may be in the sunrise……
Perhaps in the solitude……
Maybe on the trails……
Could be in the sound of the ocean waves……
While cradling your baby in the middle of the night……
It may be in the evening after everyone has gone to bed……
It may be through the laughter of your children playing in the other room……
God is everywhere. Wherever you are, He is. We just have to be aware.
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I feel God primarily in the car or kitchen. I’m often alone during these times I listen to praise music or Christian talk radio and it fuels my desire to praise and worship Him
in that moment.
I love that Ricca! I am so thankful for Christian music and Christian radio. We listen to it on the way to school in the morning. I love that my son still enjoys KLOVE.