3 Ways to Spend Time with God

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The Creation of Adam – Michelangelo

How does your family spend time with God?

Our family believes it’s important to spend time with God and I’d like to share three practical ways we do.

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1. Read the Bible – If we want to learn about someone,  we read a biography or an autobiography about him/her.  The same is true about God. The way we learn about His nature and will is by reading the Bible. It doesn’t matter how many chapters you read per day. It’s about spending quality time soaking in the word. There are many translations from challenging King James to simple like The Message. I enjoy New American Standard NASB and the rest of my family likes New International Version NIV.

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2. Listen to Worship Music – We enjoy praising God through music. Today, it’s easy to look up your favorite songs on the internet, listen or sing along. Lately. There is a Cloud by Elevation Worship speaks to me.

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3. Journal– A few years back a pastor friend of our Ken Cornell from Hilltop Ministries taught us about journaling with the Lord.  You simply sit quietly and listen to what the Lord has to say to you. Sometimes, we do this in the privacy of our home. Sometimes, we find a quiet place such as Prayer Mountain or a nook at the beach. It’s a great way to spend intimate time with God as we are in relationship with Him. It’s not just religion.

These are just a few ways we spend time with God as a family and as individuals. I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Feel free to share with us.

Blessings,  Rebecca

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