If you’ve been struggling with your faith or are simply looking to get in touch with your spiritual side and connect with God on a deeper level, this article will be able to help you out.
Religion and faith are incredibly personal concepts – each of us experiences them differently which makes it difficult to follow a cookie-cutter regimen of Christianity or whichever faith you belong to.
That being said, here are four ways to get in touch with your spiritual side that can be moulded and adapted to your needs, personality and feelings.
Find Content That Serves You
Blindly reading the Bible every day and not really understanding it or connecting with it won’t help bring you any closer to God. Instead, make sure you consume content that fulfils your own needs.
Perhaps you need a daily devotional to uplift you and help you through hard times. Or, you might want to follow a Bible study course online that will help you learn. Make sure you seek out material that will help you and that will be easy for you to understand too. For example, if your native language is Spanish and not English, you’ll find more joy and fulfilment in reading theKJV Bible in Spanish (or whichever language you speak).
Find a Welcoming Community
Faith is a very community-based thing – we need others to depend on, to learn from and to grow with. Finding the right church for you is an integral part of this journey, because it will contribute to shaping your path with the Lord.
If church isn’t what you’re looking for right now, find a sense of community elsewhere. You could talk to other people in your life who share your faith, such as a group of friends or a spouse. If you aren’t close to others of your religion, you could look for a study group in person or even online. This will give you the chance to connect with others.
The more you learn about God and His character, the more you will want to spend time in His presence. Be curious and seek to learn more about him and about your faith by reading His word.
If you find that reading isn’t always your cup of tea, you could try listening to podcasts or watching the TV show, The Chosen, which tells the story of Jesus’ life. These can be easier to consume and understand but still provide you with knowledge and insight to further your journey.
Schedule Quiet Time
Establishing a daily bible reading routine is one of the main things that will help you get in touch with your faith and feel closer to God. We don’t always like to admit that we don’t feel like praying or reading the Bible, but we’re only human.
Creating a daily (or nightly) routine to spend quiet time with God in whichever way you choose is a great way to build your faith and commit to living your best, most fulfilled life.