In our busy worlds of daily tragic news and balancing all of the duties that come with womanhood, we grown girls need some downtime everyday to connect with God. Even if it’s just 5 minutes. Try one or all of these and see if it helps to bring balance into your day.
- Invest in a good Devotional.
Devotionals are an awesome way to connect with God on a daily basis being that they feature prayers, meditations, and scripture for everyday of the year. Usually the pages are short and sweet, so it won’t be hard to steal 5 minutes of your day to read. I recommend “Starting Your Day Right” by Joyce Meyers and “Your Best Life Now” by Joel Osteen. Also free devotional reads are plenteous online via Bible apps and sites like biblegateway.com.
- Be your Sister’s Keeper
Make a habit of encouraging and uplifting other women. You don’t have to do anything super grand. Maybe a compliment or an encouraging note, or an offer to babysit while she does something for herself or an invite to church, dinner, or a playdate. Giving, Caring, and Compassion automatically connects us to the loving nature of God.
- A Date with Nature
Have a quiet Lunch at a nice park. Take a walk along the lake or river. Wake up early enough to see the sunrise and have your coffee on the porch. Go somewhere where the beauty of God’s creative Hand has not been infiltrated by the modernisms of mankind. These enchanted places and moments are great for clearing your spirit of clutter and listening to the small guiding voice on the inside.
Start your days with a simple Thankyou. Think of one thing every morning that you’re grateful for and let your thankfulness outweigh all of the worries that come about throughout your day. This will give your life an atmosphere that is fertile for cultivating a daily relationship with God.
- Prayer Journal
Go to your nearest Walmart or stationary store and pick up a gorgeous journal. They come in all kinds of prints, patterns, colors, sizes, and the works. Some have beautiful quotes and scriptures on the outside and even on the pages. Pick one that makes your heart go pitter patter and use it only for conversations with and about God. Write prayers, questions, concerns, thank you notes, love notes and whatever that is on your spirit that needs to be released. Take the time to enjoy it. It’s a pleasant and therapeutic way to quiet your mind and connect to the Devine.
So those are the simple 5 that help me to disconnect from a cluttered mind and reconnect with the peaceful experience of God. Let me know which of these you can identify with and what you works for you in your day to day life.