Locating god can be an introspective journey, but there are proven strategies that can assist with connecting to the divine.
One effective way of finding God through music is worship music. Give some older church songs a listen and see if they bring you closer to God.
1. Go to Church
People often refer to “going to church” as joining a local congregation that meets regularly for worship services or religious discussions, be they Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, or Buddhist temples – each providing an environment where members can explore spirituality and worship God.
When choosing a church, it’s essential to keep an open mind. Seeking advice from friends and family will also be helpful as this can help narrow down your options and find something that best reflects your beliefs. Furthermore, websites that find suitable churches offer valuable information regarding services, locations, and more.
A good church will teach you how to love and serve others while emphasizing biblical teachings and prayer. Additionally, such an institution will serve as a place where you can get answers to any queries about life or God that arise.
Many who begin looking for God in church are amazed to find they already feel his presence in their lives. This may happen because they notice patterns that suggest everything happens for a reason – for instance, events seeming to occur at the right time or nature being more harmonious than ever.
When planning to attend church, dressing appropriately and bringing along someone from your social group will help make you more at ease and allow you to network with other congregation members.
2. Take a Walk
An essential aspect of spiritual journeying is keeping an open mind. While it’s vital to acknowledge your preconceptions and how they may impede your perceptions of what’s true, also remain open-minded when encountering ideas that don’t align with what you already believe – after all, if there truly is a God, He must remain beyond our comprehension!
Michael Angelakos, lead singer of indietronica band Passion Pit, was relieved that his label selected “Take a Walk” as the lead single from their forthcoming album Gossamer; on its face, this song could be perceived as being politically charged due to references about pension funds, overdrawn bank accounts and socialist taxes imposed upon us all.
Pop Up Magazine recently found another side to this story when they set out to interview people about walking and finding God. Instead, these conversations resulted in surprisingly in-depth discussions about death, self-empowerment, poverty, loneliness, and love – now available as a podcast that takes listeners on an audio journey along the path leading toward God.
4. Go to a Park
National parks offer an ideal place for worshipping God. They are blessed with breathtaking landscapes and scenic splendor and provide peace and solitude that you won’t find elsewhere, such as city streets or shopping malls. Plus, they’re free so that anyone can enjoy them – there’s even a Christian ministry specifically established to meet the spiritual needs of national park employees and visitors.
Izzy Koo: One reason we have difficulty hearing God is due to all the barriers between ourselves and God – our phones, noise around us, and lack of time can all serve as barriers against communicating with him directly. At a park, however, those distractions fall away, so all you’re left with is nature – God’s creation – so praise him for every turn in the clouds or piece of sand at a beach he knows just as intimately.
As more people turn away from traditional church settings, discovering God in nature has become increasingly popular. Some people even refer to nature as their “church,” saying they feel closer to him there than in traditional settings. When making time for God becomes more complex than ever, nature provides an incredible way of finding peace and meaning within your daily routines.
5. Go to a Closet
A closet can be defined as any place where you can be alone with God and focus on prayer. Some take Jesus’ advice of entering “thy closet” literally by devoting an entire room or part thereof in their home for this purpose – placing a chair, table, Bible, and journal there exclusively for prayer and devotion purposes. Others find a quiet corner in the living room, bedroom, dining table, or kitchen counter provides enough spiritual renewal.
No matter where your prayer space may be, ensure it is private and free from distraction. A few items can help make prayer time with God easier – soft throw pillows and candles (for smell) are great additions! While music or podcasts might also help, their presence could prove distracting – use discretion when listening.
When spending time in your closet, prayer journals can also effectively document what and how you pray while showing God’s response. Recording all that goes on can provide insight into the power of prayers as a source of inspiration as you see He’s moving in your life and heart.
As you become more immersed in prayer, you may wish to invite friends and family members into your prayer closet so they can pray for specific needs or situations. But it is important to remember that they should not see you as their missionary; do not attempt to force preach your beliefs at them during this time.