When Time With God Feels Like a Check on the To-Do List

For so many of us, spending time with God can feel like something we have to do because it’s just what ‘Good Christians’ do. It’s so easy to make Bible time and prayer just a thing to check off the to-do list.

We all want to feel this passion in our walks with the Lord, but in the day-to-day, it can feel very dull and repetitive.

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So what are some practical ways to spend genuine time with our Creator?

Designate a specific time of the day, and make it cozy. Maybe it’s first thing when you wake up, or on a break between classes, or even before bed. It doesn’t matter when it is, just make it consistent. Making it cozy is a key component to making the time feel relational. Pick the same place every single day. Add some blankets and get some coffee or a snack.

These tips might seem unnecessary, and I do agree that the source of the passion is internal, but the more you make time with God feel truly relational, the less it feels like a task.

Take notes and highlight. The Word of God is alive! Interact with it- highlight verses that stand out, and take notes to look back on. Don’t just read and forget- make it memorable!

Write out your prayers. If you’re anything like me, when you go to pray in your head, your mind starts going a million different places. Writing down your prayers makes it so much easier to stay focused. Plus, you can look back and see what God has answered!

Put the Word into action. Go out and serve God’s people!

Be the hands and feet of Christ, and make the Word come alive.

Share the Gospel with those who haven’t heard it in everything you do.

Be in community! Start a group chat with friends to share prayer requests and read the Word together.

The body of Christ is a community, and when we make our relationship with God extend to the people around us, it becomes a lifestyle, and a little more tangible.

Have questions, comments or just want to talk? Head on over to the ‘Contact’ page! Let me know the ways that you make spending time with God not feel like a check of your list. Share this post with someone who needs it!

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