Life is filled with highs and lows. Amidst the busyness of daily responsibilities, it’s important to develop a spiritual connection, a genuine friendship with God. In this blog, I want to share this perspective on why having a spiritual connection with God is essential and how it can positively influence your life.
Seek Something Deeper
You may find yourself caught up in the pursuit of material success and society’s expectations. Working hard at school, a job, maybe a family. You may have moments of accomplishment, but often feel unfulfilled and disconnected. Can you relate? Maybe you want something deeper, something beyond the physical realm – a spiritual connection.
Find Comfort and Support
Life has a way of throwing challenges at us – career uncertainties, relationship struggles, personal losses, and more. It can be a lot to deal with. During these difficult times, try turning to God. Think of God as a close friend that you can share anything with. Pray, share what is on your heart and mind, and discover a sense of comfort and support that you can’t find elsewhere. Know that there is a higher power, the Creator of our universe, looking out for you and guiding your steps. Letting God in can bring immense relief and strength.
You may have been taught to be strong, independent, and self-reliant. However, in a pursuit of a friendship with God, you can learn the beauty of vulnerability. Opening up your heart and sharing your fears, doubts, and desires with God allows you to embrace your humanity fully. Surrender your ego and acknowledge your vulnerability, then see what God does with that.
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” James 4:8 (NLT)
This scripture emphasizes drawing close to God and experiencing His closeness in return. By seeking God’s presence and focusing on Him, you can have a more authentic friendship with God.
Become a Better Person
Cultivating a friendship with God will transform you. It’s not about putting up a façade of strength, but rather embracing humility, compassion, and a genuine desire to grow spiritually. Through a relationship with God, you can learn how to treat others with respect, kindness, and understanding. You can shed toxic societal expectations and become a better partner, friend, and member of your community.
One of the most significant benefits of your friendship with God can be discovering your life’s purpose. A deepened connection with God can help you understand that your talents and passions are gifts meant to be shared for the greater good. Whether it’s mentoring others, volunteering in your community, or supporting causes close to your heart, you can find fulfillment in contributing positively to your world.
Navigate Life’s Challenges
Life doesn’t stop presenting challenges just because you have a friendship with God. The Bible teaches us that trouble will come. This Bible verse says, when trouble comes, not if.
The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
However, having this relationship can guide you through life’s uncertainties. For example, in times of confusion or adversity, turning to prayer to seek guidance and clarity. While the solutions may not always be immediate, knowing that there’s a higher plan at work can give you the patience and resilience to endure and learn from life’s trials.
Appreciate the Present Moment
In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets about the past. Your friendship with God can teach you the significance of living in the present moment. By grounding yourself in the here and now, you can enjoy and appreciate life’s simple joys.
Be grateful for the unwavering support, love, and guidance that your friendship with God provides, making your life richer, purposeful, and meaningful.
Take A First Step Toward Spiritual Connection
Take a first step toward having a friendship with God. Then take a next step towards relationship and trust in Him because apart from Him, we can do nothing. Guard against other priorities that keep you from God and prevent you from starting and growing that friendship.
We are here to help. If you would like to talk about taking a first step or next step, please reach out.