So I am writing in my journal this morning. Well actually I was writing to God. That is what I do. And actually, I was writing to God about how I haven’t written to him as often lately as I used to.
Well let me start from the beginning. I had a new client yesterday who obviously was in a difficult place. I was talking about moving closer to God, because I always feel I just need to move closer to God.
I am telling the client about this. That God loves him and that He wants to help us carry our burdens. You know, all of the standard God talk. And he was nodding his head, but I could tell he is thinking, “Okay all this sounds good, but how do I actually do it?”
And haven’t you ever had that same thought. Just give it to God….okay, how? Where is the line I need to stand in? Is there a “How to” video on You Tube?
So being the intuitive counselor I am, I say, “I bet you want to know how you can really do this, huh? Really give it to God.”
Now the head is nodding emphatically.
Since I don’t have a You Tube video, or a national best selling book the 5 Steps to Giving it All to God, I did what anyone would have done in my situation.
My Experience Giving It To God
I told him how I do it.
We are all created differently, and by the same reasoning, we all have a different relationship with God.
I for one pray all day, read scripture, go to church, listen to sermon podcasts, attend small groups, etc…etc….but their is really only one way that I make the real connection.
There is only one way that I can share my heart in a way that I don’t with any one else in this world.
For me it is when ink hits paper.
It is when I make the time to write to Jesus. It is when ink hits paper that I am most open. It is through these lines that I share and actually listen. I seek His will, and by the time I have used up the pages, I am spent and empty enough to let Jesus in.
And praise God He is so willing to wait. He is willing to wait until I am finished venting, thanking, interceding for others, asking, begging, and in many cases, just pontificating.
When I am spent, I quiet down enough to hear.
It is in these early morning moments, when ink hits paper, that my relationship with Jesus jumps off the pages into a surreal, in-depth, one-on-one conversation that I cherish.
We All Have Our Own Unique Connection To Jesus
For my client it may be in his morning run or on the golf course. For you it may be in praise and worship or on a mountaintop moment of solitude.
I do know that God created us to be in relationship with Him, so I am positive that we all have our method of deep connection with our Creator. And it is all to easy to think of God up in Heaven looking down in disappointment on His children and their lives, but……
what a beautiful orchestra He must hear when all over the world His kids are connecting to Him in their own special way…..
…..a heart felt prayer
…..a grueling mission trip
…..a Mom rocking her newborn to her favorite hymn
…..a man seeking wisdom in His Word
or when ink hits paper on on quiet morning when it is just He and I.
What about you? How or when do you feel the deepest connection with Jesus?
Mark A. Griffin says
This rings so true with me. I have been very good at giving up all control to God, especially in the past several months. Being a wholly surrounded follower requires it. However, I like you are constantly being bombarded with small details that I think I need to manage. It is almost like playing whack a mole! They just keep popping up!
The way I manage through this is I need to hit a reset button every so often. It typically requires a few hours of just getting into the Bible, with no distractions and a good solid prayer outline of what It is I am seeking to give up all control on. I know it is difficult for most people to come up with the time, but even if it requires getting up a few hours and sneaking off to a quiet spot in your home with your Bible in hand and some good praise music on your iPod, it will be well worth the time!