How to Connect with God in a Busy World

How to Connect with God in a Busy World

We live in a world where technology is at our fingertips. With a tap of a finger, we can find the answers to our problems, carried all in a small contraption that is never far from our grasp. It has erased boredom and filled it with empty games. Having something to do is no longer a problem. Yet we still often fail to connect with God.

gratitude-1251137_640How can we turn our mind from the busyness of life and purposely redirect it to God? Well, I came up with a few ideas I use to stay connected.

  1. 1. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to, “pray without ceasing” (KJV). I love this because prayer is simply a way to constantly communicate with our Heavenly Father. It can be done anywhere, anytime. When you’re driving to work, on breaks, doing chores around the house, the still quiet moments in the early morning before the day starts. God has given us a way to build a relationship with Him. Our prayers do not have to be lofty or filled with superfluous words. Simply speak from the heart and talk to Him.
  2. Play I spy. I’m sure you remember the game. “I spy something orange, shaped like a triangle.” My take on this game is to spy things that show God’s existence and His care for us. The joyous sound of a child’s laughter. The beauty of decaying leaves–proof that God does work all things for good. The blessing of a job when you’ve been without for so long. The surprise phone call from a friend. The kindness of a stranger. God shows us His love every day if we only take a moment to look for it and give thanks. Look for His handiwork when you stop to smell the proverbial roses.
  3. Be still. Psalm 46:10 tells us, “Be still, and know that I am God” (KJV). And sometimes, that is exactly what we need to do. Stop whatever it is you’re doing and simply bask in His presence. Let your senses become attuned to His presence and thank Him for being a good, good God. It something we take for granted in the busyness of life. Yet, one moment of stillness can reconnect us to Him and remind us of His presence in our life.

So what do you do to stay connected with God?

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Toni Shiloh About Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website.

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  1. Bettilu Davies says:

    My deceased sister used to pray around her house for her appliances that they would work well and not break down. I’m sure she thanked God for every one of them. I thank God for my bed, my refrigerator, my warm house and the many other blessings we take for granted–especially my computer. I agree with you that we should remember all of God’s blessings when we pray. Thanks for this good post.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing, Bettilu!

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  2. Opening the front door and then, the back door each morning and starting the day by saying, “Thank You Lord for this glorious day.” 🙂 That is one way I stay connected to God.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    That’s something I like to do as well. Even if it’s raining. 🙂

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  3. I connect with God by asking Him questions. Tonight, I was on a flight home at sunset above a thick blanket of clouds. Watching the sun set from BELOW has a distinct beauty. The man in the seat next to me hadn’t even said,”Hello,” and I wondered if I should point out the gorgeous scene through our window.
    “Should I bother him?” I asked God. And He gave me the nod in my spirit.
    I tentatively patted the guy’s shoulder, disturbing him from his online solitaire game.
    “I thought you might enjoy this,” and I pointed at the window.
    He leaned over, smiled, and drank in the beauty. “Wow!”
    Did we start a lively conversation? Did I witness to him of my faith? No and no.
    But I connected with God, and maybe he did, too.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    Love this, Linda!

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  4. Great post, Toni. I especially like that “I Spy Game.” The little things minister is miraculous ways.

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    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    Amen, Janet!

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  5. I love your idea of playing I Spy to show appreciation to God. How neat! Great idea for a Sunday school class or VBS program!

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    That would be a nice idea for Sunday school! Didn’t think of that :).

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