Sometimes spending time with God can be a struggle especially for those of us that have a tight schedule, but it’s possible especially because our God is not bound by space or time. That aside, regardless of whether or not we get allotted time with God all through the day we all should carry Jesus along during our entire day and that my friend, takes conscious effort. These are a few ways to stay Jesus saturated all day long.
I always feel like the secular music debate is grossly needless. I mean, if we choose to listen to stuff that constantly points us to the awesomeness, greatness and beauty of God, that’s our gain right? We are the ones that will reap the benefits of keeping our minds on God’s perspective. Music is not just for fun; it fills your mind and creates atmospheres. Listening to godly music is a great way to keep yourself in communion with God without much effort, it helps us keep things in good perspective. If a believer chooses instead to listen to music that does not conform to what they claim to believe, whose loss is that? Do we really need to make a fuss about it? As they, and we all grow, we decide things that are good for us and those that are not. No one teaches a child to not eat sand.
The YouVersion Bible App has an audio bible feature. Let it play on people! Just leave it in the background, one way or the other you will absorb something. The Holy Spirit will show you something new. The bible is so interesting, it never gets old and the audio feature just makes it that much adaptable to everyday life, especially for those of us always on the go.
Sermons are another great way to keep your mind on Jesus. You can start by requesting audio tapings of Sunday sermons at your local church and if you are looking for some diversity you can branch out and download sermons from other pastors on the internet. I recommend Pastor Kenneth Hagin, Pastor Sekou Abodunrin, Pastor Andrew Wommack and Pastor Joseph Prince, to mention a few.
Those are preachers (that preach the undiluted gospel and) that have blessed me remarkably in the past years and still continue to do so, they’ve basically changed my life. I thank God for them. You can subscribe to Pastor Prince’s sermon notes here, they are always a great blessing to me.
For some of us that enjoy reading, reading Christian literature is a good way of fellowshipping with the Father. I still remember the first time I read Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis. I was 17 and I could feel my head burst right open, I knew I wasn’t the same. I remember finishing Don’t Waste your Life by John Piper; Great book! And just recently I read Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal. Now that’s a book you should read, married or not, download here. And if you are a marriage book skeptic like me, don’t worry, the book is hardly about marriage. There are great books out there, be intentional about getting your hands on them.
I don’t think many people realize it but social media, as bad as it is, can be great for your spiritual life. It’s all about those you choose to follow and what you consume. Follow great Christian pages and people, you’d be surprised by how much rhema would be hitting you from your rectangular glowing box. You can turn your phone into an instrument of blessing by being a good steward of good gifts like technology that the Father has delivered to our hands. The internet, emphasis on social media, does not have a face or an identity, we are the ones that give it meaning.
This is something I want to begin implementing myself. Learning bible verses can help us meditate on scripture. They can also be great bullets for gunning down the devil when he comes around with his mind games. It makes sense that we have verses that we decide to commit to memory because they remind us of who God is and who we truly are at times when our minds and bodies might be feeling otherwise. They are our evidence when accusers come our way and they are also boosters of our faith. Memory verses are awesome!
Speaking to the Lord like He is there because He is
God is with you, every second of every minute of every single day; He is right there by your side. We need to take advantage. Talk to Him. Acknowledge Him. Murmur words to him, or maybe you should do that in your mind so people don’t assume you’ve lost it. Haha. Just make sure you’re conscious of this fact that you’re not alone and let that guide your every move.
Fellowshipping with God is good for our souls (and mental health) since the bible says in Ps 16:11 that in God presence there is fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures forevermore, so it’s important that we make it a priority to involve him as we journey through both the highs and lows and even in betweens.
It is my hope that this article has opened your eyes to a few ways you can do that and perhaps you know a few ways that I didn’t mention, please let me know in the comments section.
Love & love—O